Cookies Policy

Cookies

A cookie is a very small text file that is placed on your hard drive by the server of a web page you visit. It is an individual (but anonymous) label, which identifies you as a visitor.

Some parts of our site generate cookies automatically. Cookies may be used to store information about how you use the site so you can personalise it and experience it in the way that suits you best. Most browsers will allow you to control how cookies are handled, whether they are accepted and how long they are stored for. All browsers do this differently, so if you are concerned about security and privacy please look in the ‘help’ documentation for your particular browser.

Online advertising and network cookies are used to track when you have clicked on an advert, to see what pages of the website are used and this provides insight as to how improvements can be made. We also have relationships with carefully-selected advertising partners who may also set cookies during your visit to allow them to serve online advertising that we believe will be of interest to you based on information about your visit to this and other websites (this is called re-targeting). This information is anonymous and does not include personal data. For more information about this type of online behavioural advertising and about how to turn this feature off, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative website.

First party cookies

This site uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Cookies set by this website 

Name Purpose Typical content Expires
SESSxxxID  Authentication session to prevent having to login multiple times in one browser session. This is only set if you authenticate via the site. This may happen if you purchase items from the shop or make use of our commenting   A unique id that ties the current session to a database settings table  One week
has_js  This helps the website understand browser Javascript functionality  An on/off flag that denotes whether or not the browser supports Javascript  On site exit
NO_CACHE  Online forms This cookie is essential for our webforms to operate. It is set only for those people using the form, and prevents the browser from storing the information you enter.This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.  N/A
Cookie_agreed  This cookie collects information about whether or not the user has agreed to cookies Yes/No 100 days

Third party cookies

Google Analytics

The Devon Wildlife Trust website uses cookies to allow Google Analytics to function correctly. Google Analytics is a free web analytics tool, which helps measure the usage of our site, show relevant advertising and track the results of our advertising on third party websites. These cookies have names that begin with __utm such as __utma and __utmz.

Google analytic cookies are used to collect information about how visitors, like you, use our website. This information is collected in an anonymous form and is used to inform us how the site can be improved. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. The cookies store information such as the number of visits to the website and what site referred the visitor to the web page. We use the information to view reports about how visitors interact with the website and to help us improve the website. A different set of cookies is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites.
Information about these cookies and how to reject or delete them can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can find Google’s privacy policy here

YouTube

We embed videos from YouTube on the DWT website. This may set cookies on your device, particularly if you are logged into a Google or YouTube account. To find out more, please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page. 

Facebook and Google 're-targeting'

Online advertising and network cookies are used to track when you have clicked on an advert, to see what pages of the website are used and this provides insight as to how improvements can be made. We also have relationships with carefully-selected advertising partners (such as Facebook and Google) who may also set cookies during your visit to allow them to serve online advertising that we believe will be of interest to you based on information about your visit to this and other websites (this is called re-targeting). This information is anonymous and does not include personal data.

Wufoo

Some forms on the DWT website are created using Wufoo. These forms include a session ID cookie used to identify unique visitors completing forms on our site. If you have your browser set to reject cookies the forms may not work correctly. Our website does not control the dissemination of this cookie. See the Wufoo Privacy Policy for more information.