Cookies policy

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

Make our website work as you'd expect • Remember your settings during and between visits • Improve the speed/security of the site • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook • Continuously improve our website for you

We do NOT use cookies to:

Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission) • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission) • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties • Pay sales commissions • You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site:

First party cookies: These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site. We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites on their behalf. This site does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these.

This site uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

First party cookies
Name Purpose Typical content Expires
SxxxID Authentication session to prevent having to login multiple times in one browser session. This is only set if you authenticate via the site. This may happen if you purchase items from the shop or make use of our commenting A unique id that ties the current session to a database settings table. 1 week
cookieconsent_dismissed This cookie collects information about whether or not the user has agreed to cookies. Yes/No 70 years 6 months
Third party cookies
Name Name Purpose More info
Google analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics cookie usage
Google Tag Manager   Online advertising and network cookies are used to track when you have clicked on an advert, to see what pages of the website are used and this provides insight as to how improvements can be made. We also have relationships with carefully-selected advertising partners (such as Facebook and Google) who may also set cookies during your visit to allow them to serve online advertising that we believe will be of interest to you based on information about your visit to this and other websites (this is called re-targeting). This information is anonymous and does not include personal data. WebChoices Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool
MailChimp   MailChimp automatically places single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in bulk email sent by Surrey Wildlife Trust. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable us to recognize when our subscribers have opened an email or clicked certain links. These technologies record each subscribers email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. MailChimp uses this data to create reports for us about how an email campaign performed and what actions subscribers took. MailChimp's cookie statement
YouTube   We embed videos from YouTube. This may set cookies on your computer, particularly if you are logged into a Google or YouTube account. YouTube's embedding videos information page
Ecwid   We integrate with Ecwid to help run our online shop. Ecwid privacy policy
Eventbrite   We integrate with Eventbrite to help with managing events. Eventbrite cookie statement