Privacy and Cookies Policy

Data Protection and Privacy

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is The Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP. The information you provide will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act and may be used by ACF to supply the services which you have requested.

We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us by registering for a members’ login or placing an order for products or services. The information collected about you when you register or place an order for products or services will be used to manage your account and process your orders, and send the emails that you subscribed to when registering for an account. If you have subscribed to receive emails from ACF you may opt out at any time by contacting ACF will not share your information for marketing purposes.

However, we collect and store certain website usage information automatically in the form of cookies. This includes general information about your computer’s operating system, browser and version, your IP address and/or domain name, your search engine (if you came to our site via a search), and the pages of our website which you visit. Full details about the cookies used by our website can be found below.

Using Material from this Site

You may download, store and use the material on our website for your own personal use and research, or that of your charity, company or organisation. If you wish to republish, retransmit, redistribute or make available material from our website to another party, please seek our prior consent. If you wish to use our logo, please contact us:


The content of this website is the copyright of the Association of Charitable Foundations. ACF aims to provide information about grant-making trusts and foundations. We also provide links to a range of other contacts in government and the voluntary sector. ACF does not endorse or approve of all of the information appearing on sites we have links to. The user of the link is responsible for the downloading and copying of any linked material and/or any fees or charges. The downloading of images and/or text without the permission of the copyright owner may breach copyright legislation. Always check the website copyright notice and/or website disclaimer to ensure that your use of any material is permitted.


This website is designed with the aim of accessibility for all users. If you come across any pages or features which do not work correctly or view correctly, please let us know. Email:


ACF does not guarantee that access to this website will be uninterrupted, that it will be free from viruses or that it cannot be tampered with by third parties. We have tried to ensure that all information we provide through this website is correct at the time we included it. We apologise for any errors. We do not guarantee the accuracy of these pages and any visitor using information contained in them does so entirely at their own risk. This website also contains links to other websites operated by third parties. ACF does not accept any liability over the content of these third party sites and the existence of these links do not constitute an endorsement of such websites. Linking to these sites is at your own risk.

Any guidance provided on this site is not intended to replace professional advice and in case of doubt, please consult an appropriately qualified professional adviser. In no event will ACF be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to this website.

What is in a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at: and Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

What does ACF use cookies for?

The ACF website uses:

PHPSESSID used by the system to anonymously idenfity your session on the website
_ utma Google Analytics tracking
_ utmb Google Analytics tracking 
_ utmc Google Analytics tracking
_ utmt Google Analytics tracking 
_ utmz Google Analytics tracking
exp _ csrf _ token ExpressionEngine security token
exp _ expiration ExpressionEngine security token
exp _ last _ activity ExpressionEngine member data tracking
exp _ last _ visit  ExpressionEngine member data tracking 
exp _ notify _ me ExpressionEngine member preference
exp _ perpage ExpressionEngine data output setting 
exp _ save _ info ExpressionEngine member preference
exp _ sessionid ExpressionEngine member data tracking
exp _ stashid ExpressionEngine data output setting 
exp _ tracker ExpressionEngine member data tracking
loginCookieClearName ThankQ login cookie 
loginCookieHashName  ThankQ login cookie 
loginCookieTimeCode ThankQ login cookie 

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