Cookie Policy

We use cookies on our website. By using our website you agree to this Policy and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

About cookies

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

There are two main kinds of cookies: ‘session’ cookies and ‘persistent’ cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit to the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To recognise your computer when you visit our website and allow you to log in to the members’ area.
  • To remember that you have agreed to this policy, if you have done so.

Generally, we use cookies to help us administer this website, to improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, and a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Third-party cookies

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at

If you would like to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit:

Facebook Custom Audiences

We may participate in Facebook’s Custom Audience program which enables us to display relevant adverts to individuals on our email database when they visit Facebook matches the email addresses we upload to Facebook with their records to determine if someone is a registered account holder with Facebook. Adverts can also be shown on Facebook based upon the pages that have been viewed by an individual on the Game & Wildlife Conservation trust website.

Click here to find out about opting-out of Facebook Custom Audiences.

You may also opt-out of participation in our Facebook Custom Audience by sending an email, from the email address you are opting out of, to You must provide: (i) the following text in the subject line of the email - "Opt out of Facebook Custom Audience", and (ii) in the body of the email, include your name and email address. We will then be able to delete you from all of our Facebook Custom Audiences.

This cookies policy template is based on a free document supplied by The Legal Stop Limited through its website:

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust maintains standard log files on its web server. These log files do not collect personal data but rather collect information that assists the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in assessing the use and usability of its website. This information may include browser type, pages visited and the IP address of your computer. The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust will not attempt to trace that IP address to you personally, nor will it allow that information to be tracked by outside agencies.

Cookies that measure website usage

We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on and how long you spend on each page
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

Cookies that help with our communications and marketing

These cookies may be set by third party websites and do things like measure how you view and share content that is on

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