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About cookies

Most websites use 'cookies' - they're small bits of text which your web browser uses to store information and helps us to give you a better experience on our website.

Why we use cookies:

  • So you can do things like completing our joining form or making a donation
  • To make our website better for you to use - for example, the website can 'remember' which is your local area for our 'near you' pages
  • To collect anonymous stats - it helps us improve the website if we know which pages are most popular
  • To help make sharing our stuff on social media easier
  • So we can see how cost-effective our online advertising is. This information is anonymous but it means we get better value for money when placing ads.

Managing cookies

Your web browser will let you specify which cookies you want to keep on your computer. Most browsers allow you to 'trust' certain websites by accepting cookies from them, while avoiding cookies from other sites. The All About Cookies website has a handy guide which explains how to mange your cookies:

In more depth

  • Cookies used on the RSPB website
  • Privacy and cookies policy