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This cookie usage policy helps you understand what cookies are and how Wildlife Vets International uses them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file of letters and numbers sent to your computer when you visit a website. It’s stored in your web browser (such as Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc). It allows the website to recognise you if you have visited before and stores some information about your preferences or past actions. Whenever you visit the same website again, the information stored in the cookie can be retrieved to notify our website (and only our website) of your previous activity. A cookie cannot give us access to your computer.

A cookie contains the name of the server it came from, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

This Cookies Policy should be read in conjunction with Wildlife Vets International’s Privacy Notice.

How we use cookies

When you visit www.wildlifevetsinternational.org, Wildlife Vets International may store some information commonly known as a ‘cookie’ on your computer.

Using cookies helps Wildlife Vets International to give our website users the best possible experience and to understand more about how people use our site. Examples of what cookies help us to do include:

• Recognising you when you return to our site and remembering any previous selections you have made;

• Measuring how many people are using the site, so it can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure it is responsive;

• Gathering statistical information so we can learn what engages our visitors the most;

• analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with the different areas of our website so we can make them better.

Types of cookies

Cookies are used for different purposes. The main ones we use are:

Statistical cookies

Statistical cookies are set to collect and report non-identifiable information, which can then be used to report on the performance of the website and provide insights on how people are using our site so we can understand how it can be improved.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies support how the website functions. For example, by identifying a user’s device on a unique but anonymous basis, a website can identify the user’s language preferences.

Third party cookies - advertising and social Media

Third party cookies are placed on a user’s device. These are cookies from an alternative domain (website) to the one the user is visiting. Third party cookies are often allowed by a web browser, however, they may be blocked, as they are widely used by advertisers to track browsing history.

The following table sets out which cookies Wildlife Vets International uses, their purpose, their category and which pages they come from.

How can I control my cookies?

Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings.

Depending on the browser you are using, cookies can be managed according to your preferences – more information is provided below.

Please be aware that by limiting or deleting cookies you may limit your experience of our website.

Browser controls

You can use your web browser to:

• delete all cookies;

• block all cookies;

• allow all cookies;

• block third-party cookies;

• clear all cookies when you close the browser;

• open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and

• install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.

Where to find information about controlling cookies

• Internet Explorer cookies information

• Chrome cookies information

• Firefox cookies information

• Safari cookies information

• Opera cookies information

Useful information

• A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org.

• The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.

• Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.

• New technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.

• Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us by emailing: privacy@wildlifevetsinternational.org

Cookie Policy updated 18 May 2018

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