Cookie Policy

Some websites store small amounts of data on your computer called ‘cookies’ to remember if you’ve been to the website before. They also enable you to use online services more easily. Find out how you can control which cookies, if any, are stored on your computer.

What a cookie is

A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website. This means the website can recognise your device (your computer or mobile phone) if you return to the same website. A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is a randomly generated number. This is stored on your device’s hard drive. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using a website. Cookies are not programs and do not collect information from your computer.

Why do some websites use cookies?

Websites use cookies for a number of reasons. These are some of the most common ones. Understanding what visitors to the website want to use and not use Cookies are used to see how many people are looking at specific web pages. This can help organisations make their websites more useful. Remembering your selections or preferences when looking at information, or using a service Cookies can allow websites to improve the service you receive and archive what is not used. For example, you could tailor a news website’s homepage to only show news from topics you are interested in. The cookie would ‘remember’ this and the website would present the information you want to see next time you return it. Enabling you to complete a task without re-entering information you’ve already given before. Some services need to store a cookie in your computer for them to work. Managing which adverts you see on some websites

What cookies are used on the NWFPA website?

We use these cookies for the reasons listed below – they are all important to the way the site works and none of them collect any personal data

  • We use the below two types of cookie:- Session (Transient) cookies: these cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
  • Persistent (Permanent/Stored) cookies: these cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a specific site.

How to manage your cookies

Cookies are sent to your browser by a website, and then stored in the cookies directory on your computer. Your browser may be Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other browser. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as you do to use the internet), then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.

If you wish find out how to block cookies go to and select the browser you are using. You can also read your browser’s built-in or online help for more information. If you do this please be aware that certain features of this website will not work. For information  about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone’s web browser, see your handset manual.