What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by websites that you visit. It is standard practice for all websites. They help website owners, like us, deliver a better experience to website users, such as you.

The cookies used by WWT websites don't contain any of your personal information (name, address, email address, payment details) and we can't use them to find out who you are. A few examples of where we use them include: setting a centre as your favourite, make our shopping basket function and allowing you to share content with friends on social media networks.

WWT cookies

Here's a list of the cookies we use, and what we use them for.

Our cookies

  1. geolocation cookie - this helps us identofy your closest centre based on your current location. If using a desktop this cookies expires after a week but if using a mobile device this cookie expires after ten minutes.
  2. localcentre cookie - allows users to set a centre as their favourite. The only data recorded is the identifier for the centre for use when the user re-vists the site. Expires after one yea
  3. PHPSESSID cookie - this cookie has a number functional purposes, which include making the shopping basket work and allowing donation amounts to be selected.

Third-party cookies

  1. utma, utmb, utmx, utmz cookies - these cookies enable the function of Google Analytics, software that we use to help analyse anonymous visitor information such as pages visited, time spent on site, browser usage etc. The data can only be viewed by relevant staff at WWT.
  2. atuvc cookie - this cookie gives intergration with social media accounts, using AddThis (www.addthis.com), for those users that choose to share content on their social media networks

Managing your cookies

Please note that you can manage, control or delete cookies in your browser. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Further details can found here www.aboutcookies.org.