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. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below:

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies help the website function better for you by, for example, personalising areas of the website for you once you are a return visitor.

The specific cookies we use on the website are:

  • __utma used by Google Analytics: Stores the amount of visits of a user, the time of their first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes. Expiration: 2 years from set/update.
  • __utmz used by Google Analytics: This performance cookie stores where a user came from (eg. search engine, search keyword, link). Expiration: 6 months from set/update.
  • _ga and _gid used by Google Analytics: Used to distinguish between website users in Google Analytics. Expiration: 2 years and 2 hours.
  • _gat_UA-XXXXXXXX-X (where the Xs are replaced by the Google Analytics ID number) used by Google Analytics: Used to moderate calls to the Google Analytics service. Expiration: 1 minute.
  • __unam used by ShareThis: Set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only identifies a user if they have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them consent. It checks how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes. Expiration: 14 months.
  • cc_cookie_accept used by Website: Stores whether the user has accepted the cookie message or not. Expiration: 365 days.
  • ASP.NET_SessionId used by Website: Used for authenticating a user's session after logging in. Closes when you exit the browser. Expiration: End of session.
  • ARRAffinity used by Website: Tells our infrastructure which server to handle the request. Expiration: End of session.
  • MemberLoggedIn used by Website: A binary flag which stores whether a user is logged in or not. Expiration: End of session.
  • ai_session and ai_user used by Website: Tracks users as they navigate the website predominately for infrastructure performance insights. Expiration: 1 day.
  • DisplayName used by Website: Keeps track of a donors preference to show their name during a Direct Debit. Expiration: End of session.

Website cookie acceptance

By using our website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

We have a visible banner on our website to remind users that by using the website they consent to our use of cookies. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.

If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this Policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies.  This may impair your ability to use our website.

We may update our cookies from time to time and this Policy, so please check this Policy regularly.

For more information about the cookies this website uses, please contact the League Against Cruel Sports, New Sparling House, Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1QZ. Telephone: 01483 524 250. Email: [email protected]

More general information on cookies is available here.