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Cookie Policy

No, you can't eat them. Sorry.

A cookie is a tiny element of data that our site can send to your browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser and may then be stored on your hard drive. This small amount of information does not contain any private information stored on your computer. For more information about the specific cookies Cool Earth uses please see the list below. For more information about cookies in general, please go to

The Cool Earth Action website uses cookies to identify you when you visit the website and to keep track of your browsing patterns, including how you came onto the site, and build up a demographic profile. This data is anonymous in that it is not linked to any other data we hold about you. However, if you create an account then we may link this data with your account and record in our CRM database. Our use of cookies also allows registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site, carry out transactions and have access to information about their account.

You can access our website without disclosing your personal data but if you set your web browser to disable cookies altogether, this will restrict your use of the website.



Cool Earth Cookies

1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify users with an account and ensure they can access their account pages. If a user with an account opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that is available to them.

Expiration: Session only (only for duration of site visit)
Purpose: This allows the server to link variables stored server side with the browser, for example, keeping you logged in once you’ve logged in.

Name: woocommerce_cart_hash
Expiration: Session only
Purpose: As the contents of your cart is stored on the server, this allows the site to match your cart with you.

Name: woocommerce_items_in_cart
Expiration: Session only
Purpose: Simply an identifier of whether there are items in your cart or not.

Name:  wp_woocommerce_session_{unique_url_hash}
Expiration:  48 Hours
Purpose:  To maintain the cart of guest customers who do not have an account.

Name: wordpress_logged_in_{unique_url_hash}
Expiration: Session only
Purpose: Secure session cookie to identify to the CMS that use user is logged in.

Name: wordpress_test_cookie
Expiration: Session only
Purpose: Cookie set to test if cookies are enabled.

2.     Performance & Analysis Cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine the sources of our donations.

Name: localStorage.gauid
Expiration: Persistent
Purpose: Allows us to identify the source of donations by linking the contact with Analytics.

Name: _ga
Expiration: 2 Years
Purpose: Unique anonymous identifier for Google Analytics to identify current and returning visitors on a long term basis.

Name: _gid
Expiration: 24 Hours
Purpose: Unique anonymous identifier for Google Analytics to identify current and returning visitors on a short term basis.

3.     Functionality Cookies

Name: _cfduid
Expiration: 1 Year
Purpose: Unique anonymous identifier by CloudFlare to ensure a client’s security settings are maintained, for example if at a coffee shop on a public WiFi, the browser would stay trusted.

Name: _atuvc & _atuvs
Expiration: 2 Years & 30 Minutes respectively
Purpose: Cookies for the social sharing platform AddThis, it makes sure the shares and like counters are updated in real time.

Name: paymentTypeURI
Expiration: 1 Year
Purpose: Allows us to select the correct payment processor based on a URL parameter and persist that processor choice throughout sessions.

4.     Advertising Cookies

Other cookies can also be placed on your computer by third parties. When using the Cool Earth website these third parties are limited to Google and Facebook. These cookies are used to enable more personalised and relevant advertising to be presented to users of the Cool Earth website on Google and Facebook properties. For more information on the Cookies that are used please see the links given below.

Google Privacy Policy – In particular the Advertising section.

Facebook Privacy Policy – In particular the Advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement section.

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