Cookie Notice

How we use cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files either saved to the user’s computer hard drive or that expire when you close your browser, which track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide users with a tailored experience.

How do we use cookies on our websites?

When you visit our websites, we will collect data from your device (e.g. computer, smart phone or tablet) through the use of cookies. Cookies are created by your web browser when you visit our websites. Every time you go back to a Fairtrade Foundation website, your browser will send the cookie file back to the website's server. This improves your experience of using our websites, for example, by measuring how you use them so we can improve them and ensure that they meet your needs. Cookies can also be used to show you relevant Fairtrade content on social media services such as Facebook - these are known as 'retargeting' or 'advertising' cookies.

We use cookies to improve your experience when visiting our websites.

Below is a list of all the cookies we use on our websites as well as their purpose, categorisation, and how long they are stored on your device for.

We consider ‘strictly necessary’ and ‘functionality cookies’ essential to our website's performance, smooth running and continued improvement.

To disable cookies, please refer to the “How to disable cookies” section below.

Cookies we use

The use of [Any].fairtrade.org.uk includes the following websites which are all current live sites the Fairtrade Foundation delivers:

fairtrade.org.uk, 20years.fairtrade.org.uk, action.fairtrade.org.uk, ambassador.fairtrade.org.uk, befair.fairtrade.org.uk, fortnight.fairtrade.org.uk, ido.fairtrade.org.uk, schools.fairtrade.org.uk, schoolsregister.fairtrade.org.uk and shop.fairtrade.org.uk 

Analytics and Tracking

Name

Owned by

Domain

Duration

Purpose

Category

__ga

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

2 years

These cookies are used to throttle the request rate and to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

Analytics

__gat

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

On browser close

Used to differentiate between the different tracking objects created in the session. The cookie is created when loading the javascript library and there is no previous version

Analytics

__gat_eightarms

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

On browser close

Used to differentiate between the different tracking objects created in the session. The cookie is created when loading the javascript library and there is no previous version

Analytics

__gid

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

24 hours

Used to distinguish users

Analytics

__utma

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

2 years

These cookies provide us with non-personally identifiable information about your visit to this website (e.g. the number of visits, location from which you visited and the number of pages you visited). We use this information to improve the presentation and content of this website.

Analytics

__utmb

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

End of session plus 30 minutes

These cookies provide us with non-personally identifiable information about your visit to this website (e.g. the number of visits, location from which you visited and the number of pages you visited). We use this information to improve the presentation and content of this website.

Analytics

__utmc

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

End of session

These cookies provide us with non-personally identifiable information about your visit to this website (e.g. the number of visits, location from which you visited this website and the number of pages you visited on this website). We use this information to improve the presentation and content of this website.

Analytics

__utmt

Google

Fairtrade.org.uk

10 minutes

These cookies are used to throttle the request rate and to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

Analytics

__utmz

Google

Fairtrade.org.uk

6 months

These cookies provide us with non-personally identifiable information about your visit to this website (e.g. the number of visits, location from which you visited this website and the number of pages you visited on this website). We use this information to improve the presentation and content of this website.

Analytics

Fr

Facebook

Fairtrade.org.uk

3 months

Facebook tracks opted-out Facebook users with a cookie (fr) that is used for advertising purposes.

Advertising

IDE

Google

Fairtrade.org.uk

1.5 years

These cookies set by a third party (DoubleClick) and are used for serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to you across the web. Targeted advertisements may be displayed to you based on your previous visits to this website. For example, advertisements about a topic you have expressed an interest in while browsing our site may be displayed to you across the web. In addition, these cookies measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user.

Analytics

1P_JAR

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

1 month

Based on recent searches and interactions, used to customise ads on Google websites.

Tracking

Consent

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

20 years

If you are logged into your Google account while visiting our site, then Google is able to track your use of certain websites (such as ours) which use Google plug-ins. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account, and Google will already have placed cookies on your device for this purpose.

Tracking

DIV

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

If you are logged into your Google account while visiting our site, then Google is able to track your use of certain websites (such as ours) which use Google plug-ins. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account, and Google will already have placed cookies on your device for this purpose.

Tracking

NID

Google

[Any].Fairtrade.org.uk

6 months

If you are logged into your Google account while visiting our site, then Google is able to track your use of certain websites (such as ours) which use Google plug-ins. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account, and Google will already have placed cookies on your device for this purpose.

Tracking

For more information on all the above Google cookies, please visit Google's privacy policy 

If you wish to disable Google Analytics on your browser please get Google's opt out browser add on.

Functionality

Name

Owned by

Domain

Duration

Purpose

Category

Asi.WebBrowser

.CookiesEnabled

ASI

schoolsregister.

fairtrade.org.uk

End of

session

This cookie is set when browsing the protected schools award area pages (including the login page). It records the fact that your browser accepts cookies. This cookie is set by a third party system. This cookie is REQUIRED to enable access to the members area.

Functionality

ASP.NET

_SessionId

Fairtrade

.org.uk

Fairtrade.org.uk

On browser close

Used to identify the users session on the server. The session being an area on the server which can be used to store data in between requests.

Functionality

Laravel

_session

Laravel

Ambassador.

fairtrade.org.uk

End of

session

Maintains user state whilst on site

Functionality

Nop.customer

NOP 

Commerce

Shop.fairtrade.org.uk

10 days

This cookie is set when you log in to the websites and is removed from your machine 10 days after visiting the websites.

Functionality

PHPSESSID

Schools.

fairtrade.

org.uk

Schools.fairtrade.org

.uk

End of

Session

Used to identify the users session on the server. The session being an area on the server which can be used to store data in between requests.

Functionality

SC_ANALYTICS

_GLOBAL_

COOKIE

Fairtrade.

org.uk

Fairtrade.org.uk

10 years

The cookie is used to identify you as a unique user, even if you visit the site several times.

Functionality

SC_ANALYTICS

_SESSION_

COOKIE

Fairtrade.

org.uk

Fairtrade.org.uk

End of session

This cookie is used to identify the pages visited on the website.

Functionality

wfvt_

2707303799

Wordfence

Schools.fairtrade

.org.uk

On 

browser

close

Wordfence Tracks a user duration so that so that the page views can be grouped together.

Functionality

wordfence_
verifiedHuman

Wordfence

Schools.fairtrade

.org.uk

On

browser

close

Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks.

Functionality

XSRF-TOKEN

Laravel

Ambassador.fairtrade

.org.uk

End of

session

Sent as a convenience for some JavaScript frameworks and libraries.

Functionality

How to disable cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

It is important to note that blocking cookies may affect your experience of using the website.

The settings you change only apply to the device on which you change them. If you would like to opt out of cookies on all your devices, you should change the settings on each device individually.

Most browsers will allow you to:

  • See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser

If you block cookies completely, many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all.

When you delete all cookies your preferences will be lost. If you do decide to delete all cookies, you should do so before opting out of future cookies otherwise your preference to opt out will not be remembered.

These links will take you to instructions of how to switch cookies off for each browser.

Google Chrome

Firefox

Safari

Safari iOS

Android

Internet Explorer

Further details

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it.

Cookies set by third parties

If you go on to a page on one of our websites that contains embedded content, for example YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites.

Our websites also contain embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles or actions with their friends through a number of popular social media services, for example, Facebook and Twitter. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.

We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Cookies subject to change

The cookies on the website are subject to change without notice.

You acknowledge that this information may contain inaccuracies or errors and is subject to change and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Notice updates

We may occasionally update this notice. You're encouraged to occasionally check back to see how we're protecting your information.

If you have any questions about how we use cookies, please email us at data.protection@fairtrade.org.uk.