Cookies statement

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work better, and to provide information to the owners of the site.

A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously. This information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you an improved and more personalised web experience.

Cookies placed by a website’s owner (in this case, War on Want) are called 'first party cookies'. Cookies placed by parties other than the website owner are called 'third party cookies'.

Here's a nice guide with more information about cookies.

How does War on Want use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how our site is used. For example, cookies may tell us whether you have visited our site before, or remember your details as you go through our online action and donate forms.

We may also use cookies to show you relevant War on Want content on third party websites such as Facebook – this is known as advertising or retargeting.

We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable and sensitive information without your express permission, or pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

Cookie consent

By using our website or social media pages (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram), subscribing to our services and/or making a donation to us, you agree that, unless you have disabled them within your internet browser, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this policy.

You have the right and the ability to reject cookies from being used when you visit a website.

You can restrict or block cookies using your browser settings. For more information about how to control and disable cookies, visit About Cookies, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.

Please note that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website and services.

What cookies does War on Want use?

The cookies we use can be grouped into the following four categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for users to move around the website and to use its features.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how users make use of the site, e.g. which pages they visits most.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies remember choices made by users and enhance features.
  • Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies collect information about users’ browsing habits. They may also include links to social media sites. 

First party cookies are provided by waronwant.org, whereas the domains of providers of third party cookies are indicated in the list below.

Strictly necessary cookies

  • SSESS*
    Purpose: Drupal session cookie, used to remember the logged in user.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 23 days
  • Cookie-agreed
    Purpose: This cookie records whether the user has accepted the use of cookies.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 101 days
  • en_sessionId
    Purpose: Engaging Networks session cookie.
    Provider: e-activist.com
    Duration: 1 day
  • JSESSIONID
    Purpose: Set by Engaging Networks for our online forms such as actions. It preserves users’ states across page requests.
    Provider: e-activist.com
    Duration: Session

Performance cookies

  • _ga
    Purpose: Used by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as an identifier.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 2 years
  • _gid
    Purpose: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish unique users and also assigns a unique value for each page visited. We use this to monitor and improve the performance of our website.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 1 day
  • _gat
    Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 1 minute
  • __utm.gif
    Purpose: Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.
    Provider: google.com
    Duration: Session
  • __utma
    Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 2 years
  • __utmt
    Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 10 minutes
  • __utmb
    Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 30 minutes
  • __utmz
    Purpose: Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 6 months
  • __utmc
    Purpose: Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: Session
  • __utmv
    Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 2 years
  • personalization_id
    Purpose: This cookie is set by Twitter to allow the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.
    Provider: Twitter.com
    Duration: 2 years

Functionality cookies

  • lang
    Purpose: Set by Twitter. Remembers the user's selected language version of a website.
    Provider: Twitter.com
    Duration: Session
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
    Purpose: This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites; it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: 179 days
  • yt-remote-cast-installed
    Purpose: Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: Session
  • yt-remote-connected-devices
    Purpose: Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: Persistent
  • yt-remote-device-id
    Purpose: Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: Persistent
  • yt-remote-fast-check-period
    Purpose: Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: Session
  • yt-remote-session-app
    Purpose: Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: Session
  • yt-remote-session-name
    Purpose: Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: Session
  • YSC
    Purpose: Set by Twitter. Remembers the user's selected language version of a website.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: Session
  • PREF
    Purpose: Set by Twitter. Remembers the user's selected language version of a website.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: Session
  • vuid
    Purpose: Vimeo unique ID. Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.
    Provider: vimeo.com
    Duration: 2 years

Advertising cookies

  • fr
    Purpose: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
    Provider: facebook.com
    Duration: 3 months
  • tr
    Purpose: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: Session
  • BizoID
    Purpose: Used to track visitors on multiple websites, to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 29 days
  • UserMatchHistory
    Purpose: Used to track visitors on multiple websites, to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 29 days
  • _fbp
    Purpose: Facebook pixel which assigns a unique ID to the user, similar to how the _ga cookie works with Google Analytics.
    Provider: waronwant.org
    Duration: 130 minutes
  • ATN
    Purpose: This cookie is served by Atlas, a subsidiary of Facebook, and is used as a third-party cookie by several websites. Targets ads based on behavioural profiling and geographical location.
    Provider: atdmt.com
    Duration: 2 years
  • AA003
    Purpose: This tracking cookie is served by Facebook subsidiary Atlas Solutions. It collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, to optimise the relevance of advertisement.
    Provider: atdmt.com
    Duration: 3 months
  • NID
    Purpose: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used by Google for targeted ads.
    Provider: google.com
    Duration: 6 months
  • GPS
    Purpose: Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: 1 day
  • ads/ga-audiences
    Purpose: Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.
    Provider: google.com
    Duration: Session
  • i/adsct
    Purpose: The cookie is used by Twitter to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through twitter advertisement content.
    Provider: twitter.com
    Duration: Session
  • i/jot/syndication
    Purpose: The cookie is used by Twitter to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through twitter advertisement content.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: Session
  • IDE
    Purpose: Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: 1 year
  • r/collect
    Purpose: This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
    Provider: youtube.com
    Duration: 6 months

Last updated 16 December 2020