At The British Deer Society (BDS), we believe in being open about how we use your information.

Does BDS use cookies?

Yes, as described in section 9 of our Privacy Policy, cookies and similar technologies are used on our website to improve user experience. By using our website, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe below.

What is a cookie?

A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that is placed on a user’s computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and the most common are often referred to as ‘session’ cookies.

These are used to keep track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page within a website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire within a few minutes of the user leaving the site.

Other types of cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are either sponsored by organisations external to the website being visited (known as ‘third party’ cookies) or can originate from the website organisation itself (‘first party’ cookies).

These usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.

What cookies do we use?

BDS uses benign, short lived ‘session’ cookies and ‘first party’ cookies to tell whether a website user has logged-in, where to find details that can be used to pre-fill parts of on-line forms and to personalise the user’s visit to the website.

They are also used to track anonymously which areas of the site are popular and which are not used; this allows us to target carefully our website resources.

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. 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.

If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or remove them we recommend reading for detailed guidance.

At present we operate an implied consent cookie policy, this means that by using our website you agree we can place these cookies on your device. If you do not agree with them there are several options to avoid their usage, these are either not using this website, use the cookie settings facility available at the bottom of all pages to disable the use of cookies, delete the cookies having visited the site, or browse the site using your browsers anonymous usage setting (these are called Incognito mode in Google Chrome, In Private for Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Private Browsing in Firefox, Safari and other browsers).

The tables below describe each of the cookies we use on our website and what they are used for.


Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Name Provider Type Expiry
akavpau_ppsd HTTP Session
Cookie purpose description: This cookie is provided by Paypal. The cookie is used in con text with transactions on the web site – The cookie is necessary for secure transactions.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary HTTP 1 day
Cookie purpose description: Determines whether the user has accepted the cookie consent box.
local_storage_support_test HTML Persistent
Cookie purpose description: The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.
PYPF HTTP 27 days
Cookie purpose description: This cookie is necessary for the PayPal login -function on the w eb site.


Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Cookie Name Provider Type Expiry
_pinterest_cm HTTP 1 year
Cookie purpose description: Used by Pinterest to track the usage of services.


Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Cookie Name Provider Type Expiry
__widgetsettings HTTP Persistent
Cookie purpose description: Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimise the website and make advertisement on the web site more relevant.  
01AI HTTP 1 year
Cookie purpose description: Used for gathering technical information regarding the user’s browser, operating system, IP address and screen resolution as well as the user’s navigation on the website.
i/jot Pixel Session
Cookie purpose description: Sets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers
NID HTTP 6 months
Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.  
en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif Pixel Session
Cookie purpose description: PayPal uses this cookie for internal use only to monitor traffic

You should check the respective policies of each of the providers to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out or delete such information if required.

If you would like further information regarding our policies, usage of cookies or the individual cookies themselves then you can contact us via one of our preferred contact methods:

Tel: 01425 655434