A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is sent and stored on your computer and/or mobile device which provides us with information in relation to your website usage and allows us to recognise that you have used our website before.
Cookies are safe and secure and are commonly used by websites.
How cookies work
When you visit an Animal Free Research UK website, our website server sends a cookie to your device and uses this number to recognise you when you return to the site or browse from page to page. This cookie is then stored on your computer or mobile device.
All websites can send a cookie to your browser if your browser settings allow it. Many websites do this to track online flow.
Types of cookies
Cookies may be categorised on the basis of their life span:
- Session or temporary cookies: these cookies expire when you close your browser or when the session times out;
- Persistent or permanent cookies: these are usually stored on your hard disk and survive across multiple sessions but have a longer expiration date.
Please find below a table detailing the types of cookies used on our website.
Cookies we use
|Cookie Name||Purpose||More information|
|__cfduid||Used by the content network, Cloud flare, to identify trusted web traffic.|
|PHPSESSID||Preserves user session state across page requests.|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|ads/ga-audiences||Used by Google Ad Words to re-engage visitors who are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across web sites.|
|Collect||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|fr||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|tr||Unclassified||Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.|
|__stripe_mid||Unclassified||Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.|
|__stripe_sid||Unclassified||Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.|
Controlling or deleting cookies
You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings. Learn how to remove cookies set on your device. Removal of cookies may impact the experience whilst using the website through repeated requirements for entry of confirmation.
For instructions on how to manage your cookies within your browser click here.
Third party cookies
Third parties also set cookies and pixels on the Animal Free Research UK website in order to deliver the services that they are providing to us. These technologies also enable us to understand how visitors use and interact with our website by providing information such as whether a visitor is browsing from a mobile device and what pages on the site they visit. We use this information to improve our website and to inform our online advertising campaigns and strategies.
Please note that we have no control over these third party cookies and pixels, and you should check third party websites for more information about these.