Cookies Policy

We use cookies on our website to enable us to collect information about your visit and provide you with a more personalised service when you browse our website and engage with us.  

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website, when visited by a user, asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you (such as your language preference or login information). Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting (including for our advertising and marketing activities).

We classify cookies in the following categories:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

  • Performance Cookies
  • Functional Cookies
  • Targeting Cookies
  • Strictly Necessary Cookies 

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie Name Purpose
Comic Relief cookieconsent_dismissed This cookie is to help us remember that you have seen the cookie message required by law.
JSESSIONID machine This cookie helps you to navigate between different parts of the website. It allows us to remember certain settings, like the part of the site you were using. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
These cookie are set by our comic matters website which is our online community platform for all things Comic Relief.
__VCAP_ID__  This cookie helps you to navigate between different parts of the website. It allows us to remember certain settings, like the part of the site you were using. 
These cookie are set by our grants management website –
HBR_SITE_SESSID This cookie is used as part of our  job application system, to keep registered users logged in as they apply for Comic Relief jobs
Google Tag Manager _dc_gtm_UA-17242258-1
These cookies are associated with Google Tag Manager which we use to load scripts into our website pages.
Netscaler load balancing service NSC_dpnjdsfmjfg.dpn_QH
These cookies are associated with the Netscaler load balancing service from Citrix.
PayPal _cookiecheck
These cookies are associated with PayPal. When making a payment via PayPal these Cookie are issued.


Performance Cookie

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie Name Purpose
Universal Analytics (Google)




These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and WordPress blog. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
Crazy Egg Inc


These cookies are associated with Crazy Egg Inc. which we use to track how visitors interact with pages on our website. Read Crazy Egg’s privacy policy.


Targeting Cookie

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookie Name Purpose
Google YouTube

use_hotbox, PREF,
APISID, HSID, NID, watched_video_id_list,
__utma, __utmz,
demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE,

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Google DoubleClick id We use Google DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of our online marketing campaigns. Learn more here, and to opt out, visit
Facebook datr
We use sharing functionality to be able to share on social media, these cookies are owned by Facebook
For more information please visit –
LinkedIn __qca
We use sharing functionality to be able to share on social media, these cookies are owned by LinkedIn. For more information please visit
Twitter auth_token
We use sharing functionality to be able to share on social media, these cookies are owned by Twitter. For more information please visit –
ScorecardResearch UID
This is owned by ScorecardResearch (comScore) and is used for our advertising activity. For more information please visit –

Third Party cookies

Comic Relief uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our websites in order to deliver the services that they are providing to Comic Relief. These cookies enable us to understand how visitors use the website (e.g. whether they are browsing via a mobile device, what pages they look at) and we use this information to improve the effectiveness of the website. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt out, please see their individual privacy policies listed above.

Cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here and will not affect the performance of your computer.

Cookies set by third parties

If you go on to a page on our website that contains embedded content, for example YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites.

Our website also contains embedded “share” buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through numerous social networks, e.g. Facebook and Twitter. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.

We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish or delete cookies installed by our websites - for more details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. To do so you should modify your browser settings click on the help section of your Internet browser and follow the instructions. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our websites and some services and functionalities may not work.