At The British Deer Society (BDS), we believe in being open about how we use your information.
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.
If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or remove them we recommend reading http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
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 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.|
|Cookie purpose description: Determines whether the user has accepted the cookie consent box.|
|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.|
|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 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 purpose description: Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimise the website and make advertisement on the web site more relevant.|
|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.|
|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|
|Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.|
|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