What are web cookies?
Although this policy refers to the general term “cookie”, which is the main method used by our websites to store information, the browser’s local storage space is also used for the same purpose as cookies and we may use other tracking technologies through our websites such as web beacons and pixels. As a result, the information included in this policy is likewise applicable to all cookies and tracking technologies that we use.
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
- To let you do things on our websites – for example, while you are signing a petition or making a donation, cookies remember your details and where you are in the process from page to page.
- To improve your experience of our websites – for example, to hide a form if you’ve already seen it, or to prevent you having to re-enter your details when you have already done so.
- To collect anonymous statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve our websites through usage figures and patterns. For example, it’s really useful for us to be able to see which campaigns are the most popular and how people are interacting with them.
- Social media – if you use Twitter, Snapchat or Facebook, cookies can help smooth the sharing process between our site and your online feeds.
- Measuring how cost-effective our advertising is – as a non-profit organisation, we need to watch our advertising spend carefully. Cookies are used to help us see how many people who click our adverts go on to do something further (for example, signing a petition or making a donation).
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.
|Name of cookie||Owner||Purpose for the cookie||Classification||Duration|
|User identification||38 Degrees||These are used to identify and authenticate the user during website use and between sessions on the website, for example to automatically fill forms. User activity is linked to one record in the database. They also contain technical data of the user’s session, such as connection timeouts.||Essential||Session i.e. the cookie expires at the end of the session when you close your browser|
|Cookie warning||38 Degrees||When a user clicks agree on our cookie banner we use a cookie to record this fact so that the banner does not show next time they visit.||Essential||Persistent|
|Login access||38 Degrees||Recognising users and providing secure log in to our website and associated systems.||Essential||Session|
|Facebook cookies allow us to track the website activity of visitors from our Facebook pages and ensure that our social media activity is effective. For more information about Facebook’s cookies, click here.||Analytics & Marketing||Persistent|
|Snapchat ‘Snap Pixel’||Snapchat||This tool allows us to track the website activity of visitors from our Snapchat page/ ads and ensure that our social media activity is effective. For more information about Snap Pixel, click here.||Analytics & Marketing||Persistent|
|Google remarketing||This tool allows us to track activity of visitors and then reach out to those who have visited our website, and match the right visitors with the right content. This enables us to spend our marketing budget more efficiently.||Marketing||Persistent|
|Segment||Segment (but controlled by 38 Degrees)||This tool allows us to track visitors between our websites without the need to serve more third-party cookies (such as those deposited on users’ devices by adverts and data management platforms). For example, to track your journey through https://you.38degrees.org.uk (where users can start a campaign), typically we would need an outside tracking service using third-party cookies. Instead, Segment allows us to do this using first-party cookies set and controlled by us, meaning that we can ensure that your personal information is adequately protected and treated in line with your choices.||Analytics & Marketing||Persistent|
|Google reCaptcha||This is used to prevent malicious software from engaging in abusive activities on 38 Degrees’ websites.||Essential||Persistent|
Website cookie acceptance
By viewing our cookie notice when you first visited the website you consent to our use of essential cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to essential cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (non-essential cookies can be rejected or disabled).
Turning cookies off
Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menus of your browser or mobile device. You can also opt-out of cookies on our main site (home.38degrees.org.uk) through our cookie preference tool – click on the ‘c’ icon in the bottom left hand corner of the webpage. Our sub-sites may have different interfaces for managing cookies. If you have any questions about how to manage cookies on one of our sub-sites please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:
Last updated: 27.04.21