The website at www.www.devonbadgerwatch.co.uk (“our site”, “the site”) is owned and operated by Devon Badger Watch.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device (including computers, tablets and phones) when you visit a website. On each subsequent visit, cookies are then sent back to the originating website (or to another website which recognises that cookie) providing information relating to your previous visits. A cookie may be a “persistent” cookie or a “session” cookie. Persistent cookies remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time you visit the website that created the cookie. Session cookies allow website operators to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted when you close the browser.
TYPES OF COOKIES WE USE
Analytical or performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around our site. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. All information the cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
The only cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.
Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.
You may configure the settings in your internet browser to refuse all or some cookies. Unless you have set your preferences in this way, our system will automatically issue cookies when you visit our site.