Cookie notice

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (or mobile device) when you visit our website. They allow information about your visit to be anonymously recorded, and enable websites to recognise a user based on the information stored in the cookie.

Cookies can either be ‘session’ based, where they are deleted after each visit (and are generally used in order for the site to operate), or ‘persistent’, where the cookies last for a longer, defined period.

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. More information about cookies, including how to block and/or delete them, via a range of common browsers, can be found at

How do we use them?

We use cookies to perform basic functions on the website, such as donating and signing up for our newsletter. We also use some for gathering anonymous data via Google Analytics.

The cookies we use are:

Cookie name Expiry time Cookie purpose
Performance (Google)
_ga 2 years The Google Universal Analytics javascript library uses first-party cookies to: distinguish unique users and throttle the request rate.
_gat_UA-*******-* 1 day
_gid 1 day
WordPress (WSUP)
wordpress_logged_in_* session After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
wordpress_sec_* session These cookies help us keep you logged in to our site.
wordpress_test_cookie session Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled
wp-settings-2 1 year These are used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
hd-form-popup-waterampsanitationfortheurbanpoor Used to check if a user has been shown the newsletter form pop-up


When visiting our website a notification will appear informing you of our use of cookies. In order to remember that you have accepted our use of cookies, we will place a temporary cookie on your device to remember your consent

If you don’t wish to accept our cookies you can still continue to use our website but it means we won’t be able to use your visit to help us improve your experience.

It also means the cookie policy will continue to be visible as it takes a cookie to remember that you don’t want to accept cookies.

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