Cookies statement

This statement explains how we use cookies on the REACH website. For information about what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the website, and how this information will be used, please see our privacy policy.

How we use cookies

Our website uses “cookies”. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to improve your experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website.

Types of cookies we use

We may use the following types of cookies:

  • strictly necessary cookies –

    these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies required services, like online application forms, cannot be provided;

  • performance cookies –

    these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works; and

  • functionality cookies –

    these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of the web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Specific cookies we use

This website only uses strictly necessary cookies and performance cookies as required by Google Analytics. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit AboutCookies.org

Cookies may be set either by the REACH website (“first party cookies”), or by a third party website (“third party cookies”). The table below identifies the cookies we currently use

Name Set By Purpose More Info
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Google Analytics First Party Cookies. Used site-wide to help us track visitor usage. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us. Google Analytics Privacy

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Google Maps Third Party Cookies. These cookies are used by Google to track how many people are using their maps. Google Analytics Privacy

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YouTube Third Party Cookies. Very occasionally, embedded video in our site may be provided by YouTube. YouTube may set cookies on the user’s computer once the visitor clicks on the YouTube video player, but do not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Google Analytics Privacy

Google Analytics

Please note that this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help analyse how this website is used. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information please see the Google Analytics website. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Analytics Opt-out.

We set one cookie to record your preference for whether you are tracked by Google Analytics on this website; it stores no personal information, only a simple ‘true’ or ‘false’.

UK Department for International Development Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

‘Access to water is a defining challenge for the 21st century. The UK has already helped 43 million people to access clean water, but there is far more to be done.’

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