A. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on your computer when you visit websites. Information is saved in this text file to ensure a smooth and interactive experience on the internet.
Cookies usually also have an expiration date. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (so-called session cookies), while others can be stored longer on your computer, sometimes until you delete them manually (so-called permanent cookies).
Food & Water Watch uses three (3) types of cookies on our sites:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website(s) and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like making a donation or signing up to an event, cannot be provided.
We do not ask for your permission to set these cookies as we believe that it is in Food and Water Watch legitimate interests to set essential cookies and we do not believe that this affects your privacy rights; however, you can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies; if you do, please remember that some parts of our site may not work.
- Preferences and statistics cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you personally. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies allow our website to provide enhanced, more personal, or more effective features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. We will not ask for your consent to set these.
- Marketing cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with Food & Water Watch’s permission. They remember that you have visited our website and this information is shared with other organizations (such as advertisers), so that you may see adverts relating to Food & Water Watch’s work on other websites you visit. We will not ask for your consent to set these cookies as we believe they contribute to our mission’s purpose.
If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted advertising across different websites; you may still see Food & Water Watch adverts elsewhere online, but these will not be connected to your previous activity on our website.
C. How can I see which cookies are installed on my device and how can I remove them?
If you want to know which cookies are installed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can use a setting in your browser. You will find more explanations on how to proceed via the links below.
To get an exhaustive list of all the cookies Food & Water Watch use, you can contact the Data Privacy Manager at [email protected].