Our Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored in your browser to record your navigation of a website. When you revisit that website, the cookies help the site to present options to you based upon the stored information about your last visit. You can normally alter the settings of your browser to prevent acceptance of cookies.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to:

monitor site user traffic patterns and site usage. This helps us to understand how our users use our websites so that we can develop and improve the design, layout and functionality of the sites; help us to show you information we think you will be interested in; and maintain your login session between visits.

Cookies in our content:

some of the content on our site also uses cookies for similar purposes. This is the case when project creators add Dropbox images to their projects, for example, or when we use social media links.

The types of cookies are explained below:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to use the site effectively for creating or sponsoring a project, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our site cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or tracking where you have been on the internet. These include sessionid and csrftoken.

Performance cookies

These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our site. For example they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular. We use Google analytics for this purpose (see later). All information these cookies collect will be aggregated and therefore remain anonymous. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor and will only used to improve how our site works. These include __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your having accepted our cookie policy, or having made a language choice) and provide enhanced features. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Third Party Cookies

These allow use of third party services. These are the third party cookies we may set on some of our pages:

Google Analytics

Google analytics allows us to improve the performance of our software. Data about users is aggregated, and does not identify you personally.

Vimeo

Vimeo is a video streaming site where some of our projects host videos. The player uses cookies of its own, including the __utm* analytics cookies, __qca cookies from gravatar.com, for the video producer’s avatar. and several others from the *.vimeo.com domain

Dropbox

Some projects might include in their projects images from Dropbox or other hosting sites. In that case, there may also be .dropbox cookies set on those pages.

Crazy Egg

These cookies are placed by Crazy Egg, a platform that produces heatmaps that allow us to analyse how users engage with this website. For more information about Crazy Egg please visit www.crazyegg.com/privacy. You can opt out of Crazy Egg’s cookie here.

Facebook Pixel

This Cookie enables us to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it enables us to see how our users move between devices when accessing our web site and Facebook, to ensure that our Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the our web site. For further information about the Facebook Pixel please see: Facebook's description here.

Social Media Cookies

On pages where we provide a panel including social media links, cookies will be set from *.facebook.com, *.google.com, *.twitter.com. These are used for tracking sessions, and improving the user experience. Some of them may be used to track the user across sites.

How to reject cookies

To reject cookies, read about how to adjust the privacy settings on your browser. Rejecting all cookies means that you will not be able to take full advantage of all our features. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833