Cookie Usage Policy

This page explains how our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We are not saving or sharing any personal data about you through cookies - that includes your credit card number or address.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. We strive to protect your personal data and only use your personal data to process your chosen transaction. If you would like to learn more about how we protect your privacy please read our Privacy Policy.

How we use cookies

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 and stored on your browser or on the hard drive of your computer or mobile phone.  Some cookies are essential and are required to make our website work, others are non-essential and will only be used if you agree.

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
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Different cookies are used for different purposes. The most commonly used cookies are as follows:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Functionality /preference cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). 
  • Statistics/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. None of this information can be used to identify you, it is all aggregated and therefore anonymized. 
  • Marketing/Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed, where you have come from and your online activity. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed to you more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can learn more about the individual cookies we use and the purpose for which we use them below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

When you visit our website for the first time, or the first time in a while, we will only use essential cookies and display a banner asking you to accept our cookie policy and agree to cookies being used during this and future visits to our site.  If you select Yes, I agree, we will use all essential and non-essential cookies as displayed in the table below.  If you select No, I don’t agree, we will only use essential cookies as displayed in the table below, however, doing so will likely mean that our site may not work as intended. 

Turning Cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world's websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

What cookies does http://www.nationalforest.org use?

The table below provides an overview of the cookies used on our website, including details of who sets each cookie, its purpose, when it expires, and, if relevant, how you can find out further information.

Cookie Type Name Purpose Lifetime of Cookie
Essential site cookies

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nf-cookie-agreed 

SSESS*

These cookies manage cookie preferences for users and hold information on the users session.

3 months

3 months 

23 days

Google Analytics/ Google tag manager (Non-essential) 
  • _gat_*
  • _gid
  • _ga

The 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.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

1 day 

1 day 

2 years 

 

Social Media/Advertising (Non essential) 
  • _fbp
  • *act
  • *c_user 
  • *datr
  • *fr 
  • *presence 
  • *sb
  • *spin
  • *w 
  • *xs
  • DSID
  • IDE

These cookies are used to allow users to share content from this website on social media platforms, and helps us to collect performance information for our advertising campaigns. These cookies help to track and measure behaviour of visitors across the web, so we can deliver relevant advertisements on social media and digital platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google. 

We would recommend reading the privacy policy of the social media and digital platforms you visit. 

Rang: 1 day - 3 months 

IDE - 1 year

While we take every care to ensure all cookies are listed in our cookie policy, please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be statisticsl/performance cookies or marketing/targeting cookies.