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Cookies

To make sure our website works properly, we need to place small text files, or 'cookies', on your computer.
  09 Mar 2018    |      3 min

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enable the server to collect information from the browser. Like all websites, Friends of the Earth uses cookies to provide you with a personalised web service, including monitoring the performance of our web pages, building a profile of the ways in which you use our website and finding people with similar profiles to you, which helps us to provide personalised content on social media sites you visit.

You can find out more about how to control cookies on the Information Commissioner's Office website.

Your consent

Cookies may be set by us or third parties. By continuing to browse our site you’re agreeing to our use of cookies.

Refusing consent

You can avoid the use of cookies using your browser’s cookie settings (how to do this depends on the browser you’re using, eg Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer). If you avoid the use of cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website, like making donations or taking actions.

You can find more information about cookies and how to refuse them on the Interactive Advertising Bureau's website.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies are important to make our website work and help us improve it, which helps us realise our vision of a better future for people and planet.

What kind of cookies do we use?

1. Essential

These cookies are needed for you to move around this website and use its features. Without them, services such as donation forms can’t work.

Other Friends of the Earth websites use additional cookies. For example, the Friends of the Earth online shop uses a cookie during checkout.

2. Performance

These cookies tell us about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages are visited most often, and whether visitors get error messages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies visitors - all information is aggregated and anonymous. And it’s only used to improve how a website works.

3. Functionality

These cookies provide more personal features, like recording previous choices you've made. These include recording your previous visits the website, so that you don’t see messages for new visitors.

The information these cookies collect is anonymised and doesn’t track your browsing activity on other websites.

4. Advertising

We advertise our website through Google AdWords using cookies. These allow us to display adverts on Google's Display Network to users who have visited our site before. You can opt out of this use of cookies by visiting Google's AdWords Help page.

Third party cookies

We also embed content from other sites, such as social media websites, which can result in cookies being used by third parties such as Twitter and Facebook. You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about their cookies.