WDFG collects information about your use of the Website from cookies.

When you enter the Website your computer will automatically be issued with a ‘cookie’. A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that identifies your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

WDFG ‘cookies’ record those areas of the Website that have been visited by your computer, for how long and what activity was undertaken on the Website. We do this so as to understand which are the most popular parts of the Website, and also to improve your experience. For example, cookies that we use ensure that some promotional items, such as pop-ups and overlays, do not appear too many times on the same visit to the Website. We do not collect any data which could be used to identify an individual.

Cookies may be served by third parties on WDFG behalf.

In addition, we would also like to make you aware that, ‘persistent’ cookies are served on the Website. ‘Persistent’ cookies usually have a long lifetime as they are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever a user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.

What Cookies do we use?

This table shows the cookies that we use and their purpose:

Cookie Name Purpose Persistent/ Session More information
PHP PHPSESSID The PHPSESSID cookie and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the webpage is closed Session
Language Xlanguage This cookie is used to set the language preference for a website.  Is a session cookie and expires when the webpage is closed Session
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These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile analytical reports which help us improve our website. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to our website, how they arrived there (e.g. directly from the internet or through linking from another website) and tracking which webpages they visited. Persistent Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Facebook Datr We set the datr cookie when a web browser accesses (except social plugin iframes), and the cookie helps us identify suspicious login activity and keep users safe. Persistent Click here for an overview of privacy at Facebook
Facebook Lu The lu cookie helps protect people using public computers. The data it contains is used to make subtle changes to the login form, such as prefilling your email address and unchecking the “Keep me logged in” option if we detect multiple users signing in with the same browser. If you log out, this cookie does not contain your user id and Facebook will not prefill the email field. Persistent Click here for an overview of privacy at Facebook

You are not obliged to accept cookies. You have the opportunity to set your computer either to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that your experience of using the Website may be impaired as we will be unable to personalise aspects of your use of the Website.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.