Cookie Policy

1. What are cookies

  • A cookie is a small piece of data or message that is sent from a website’s server to your web browser and is then stored on your hard drive. They’re generally used to improve your user experience by – for example – remembering what’s in your online shopping basket or keeping you logged in on a website as you navigate from one page to another. Cookies can't read data off your hard drive or other cookie files, and do not damage your system.
     

2. How we use cookies


2.1   First party cookies

  • The only first party cookies we use allow Google Analytics to monitor the performance of our website. Soon we will use cookies to store login information and remember preferences so you may want to check what these cookies are when this happen.

  • A list of the first party cookies we use can be found here.


2.2   Third party cookies

  • We only use essential third party cookies to process – for example – your membership registration or process a payment you have made. Without them you would simply lose information from one page to the next.

  • We also use social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) and their buttons to connect with/to their websites, so read their cookie use policy to check what information they're collecting on you too.

  • A list of the third party cookies we use can be found here.
     

2.3   Email marketing

  • Our email marketing (which includes some but not all member communications) may be trackable at an individual level, allowing us to determine, for example, opens and link clicks. This information is generally used to help assess the effectiveness of communications so that – for example – we can send you more of what you like.
     

3. How to change your cookies


3.1   First party

  • Your web browser settings allow you to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. They also allow you to control cookies stored on your hard drive.
     

3.2   Third party

  • Third party cookies we use are essential to complete certain tasks on this website.
     

3.3   Email marketing

  • Email is how we generally communicate with our partners, supporters and users. We do not spam our subscriber list and only publish news and updates on the VCA. We do not sell, distribute or share your email address. If you wish not to receive any communication from VCA, then please unsubscribe from our mailing list. 

 

4. What cookies we use


Please note: if you change your cookie settings, some of the features on our site may not work as intended. 


4.1   First party cookies


4.2   Third party cookies

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