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What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your internet browser onto your computer or mobile device. Like most website providers Cats Protection uses cookies to enable us to make a link between you and the information you have provided while visiting our website so we can provide you with personalised content and give you a better experience when you return.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, although you can choose to disable them (see below). To ensure you get the best from our websites, we advise that users keep cookies active on their machine.

How do we use cookies?

The cookies we use are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories and are categorised as:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance/Analytical
  • Functionality
  • Targeting or Advertising

Strictly Necessary

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas, forms, shops and baskets. These cookies do not collect any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as 'Strictly Necessary':

Cookie  Provider   Function
 CATSPP www.cats.org.uk  Enable login to secure areas of the website for making donations or purchases (Pay point transactions)
 CATS    Stores details of branch/centre visiting

Performance

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website eg which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand the interests of our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as 'Performance':

Cookie Provider  Function 
 Various  Google.com
Google.co.uk
 These are common performance cookies that many websites use. It allows us to collect anonymous information about how users use our websites and investigate performance issues.

Functionality

'Functionality' cookies store information regarding user consent on loading specific features which then set third party cookies eg YouTube videos. The consent for using this type of cookie is requested the first time the user loads a page which uses a relevant feature.

We currently do not use any cookies for 'Functionality'.

Targeting or Advertising

'Targeting' cookies record information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. They are linked to services provided by third parties, such as Facebook and other social media sites. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as 'Targeting':

Cookie  Provider  Function 
Various Facebook.com To monitor how useful our Facebook advertising is to users and enable them to be served adverts that are relevant to them. Also used to allow Twitter sign access to the Sponsorship Area 
Various Twitter.com Used to allow Twitter sign access to the Sponsorship Area. 
Various Bing.com  To monitor our advertising campaigns and enable users to be served adverts that are relevant to them.
Various Rubiconproject.com  To monitor our advertising campaigns and enable users to be served adverts that are relevant to them. 
Various Doubleclick.net  To monitor our advertising campaigns and enable users to be served adverts that are relevant to them. 
Various Adnxs.com  To monitor our advertising campaigns and enable users to be served adverts that are relevant to them. 
Various Shareaholic.com Enables the use of the share functionality across a variety of social networks.

From 25 May you will be able to opt in to having your data used for targeting purposes using the tool on our website. If you choose not to, your data will not be used for these purposes.

How to disable cookies

You can adjust the cookie settings for this site at any time using the gear icon in the bottom left corner of the page.

You can manually disable and enable cookies on your computer or mobile device. The process will depend on your browser and is usually part of your 'Security settings'. However, if you disable cookies from your browser you will experience issues while trying to view or interact with our website as some features may not work.

Changes to this policy and further information

We may update our use of cookies, and this policy, from time to time so please check regularly to keep up to date. For further information about managing and disabling cookies, you can refer to your browser's help section or user guide. You can also find out more about cookies and how to disable them at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.uk

For more information on how we use your data, please see our privacy policy