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

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Like all websites, Friends of the Earth uses cookies to provide you with a more 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.

More general information, including steps you can take to refuse their use, can be found at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's website.

Your consent

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

You may avoid the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser (more details of how to change this will depend on which browser you are using (e.g. Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer). Please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

You can find out more about how to refuse the use of cookies, and further information about cookies on the Interactive Advertising Bureau's website.

Why do we use cookies?

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

What kind of cookies do we use?

1. Strictly necessary

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around this website and use its features. Without these cookies services such as donation forms cannot be provided.

Other websites forming part of Friends of the Earth's online presence use additional cookies. For example, the Friends of the Earth shop will set a cookie as part of the online checkout.

2. Performance

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our 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.

3. Functionality

We can provide more personal features using functionality cookies, which remember previous choices you've made. This includes remembering if you visited the website before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you.

The information these cookies collect are anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

4. Advertising

We advertise our website through Google AdWords using remarketing tags which use a cookie. These allow us to display adverts on Google's Display Network to users who have previously visited our site. You may also opt out of this by visiting Google's AdWords Help page.

Third party cookies

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