Cookie Policy

This Cookies Notice provides information about the types of cookies and how we use them on our website https://earthshotprize.org/, and how you can exercise your choices about the use of cookies. If you do not accept our use of cookies please disable them following our guidance below.

This Cookies Notice is intended to be read alongside The Earthshot Prize’s Privacy Notice, which can be found here

Sections of this policy

  1. What are cookies and how do they work?
  2. Types of cookies and how we use them
  3. Website cookie acceptance
  4. How to manage and delete cookies
  5. Changes to this Notice

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, laptop and/or mobile device, that contain details of your browsing history on the website and distinguish you from other users. They are widely used and help to provide you with relevant and personalised content and advertising, and help make websites work more efficiently. Your browser sends cookies back to the website every time you visit, so it can recognise you and can tailor what you see on the screen.
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

HOW DOES THE WEBSITE USE COOKIES?

When you use and access the website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes, to:

  • let you navigate and do things on our website. In other words, some cookies are necessary for our website to function.
  • collect statistics
  • the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, to see which pages of the website are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
  • analyse how individuals interact with us so we can improve our website.
  • ensure that our website is secure – for example, to make sure that personal information that you give to us does not fall into the wrong hands.

TYPES OF COOKIES AND HOW WE USE THEM

Information supplied by cookies helps us build a picture of how people interact with the website, and how we can improve it. Types of cookies we use include:

  • Essential / strictly necessary cookies – some cookies are essential so you can move around the website(s) and use its features, including for example account login and saving incomplete webforms. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remember where you’ve been on the internet.
  • Functionality cookies – these remember choices you make to improve your online experience, such as recently viewed pages, and enabling social media components, like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Performance cookies (for analytics) – these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. They keep track of what pages and links are popular and are performing well so we can make improvements and measure the effectiveness of our marketing communications. As a charity, we need to make sure our charitable funds are spent in the most efficient and therefore effective way possible.
  • Third party cookies – we also use some tools on our pages from social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, and third parties such as YouTube. They also set cookies on our website(s) on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. These cookies are placed on our website, and may collect information about your online behaviour, such as your IP address, the website you arrived from, and what you may have previously purchased from us. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies.

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.

Name of cookieOwnerPurposeDuration
_hjSessionUser_2025198hotjarNo description1 year
_hjSession_2025198hotjarNo description30 minutes
viewed_cookie_policyWebtoffee GDPR Cookie ConsentThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to store whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryWebtoffee GDPR Cookie ConsentSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Necessary” category .1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryWebtoffee GDPR Cookie ConsentSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Non-necessary” category .1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsWebtoffee GDPR Cookie ConsentSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Analytics” category .1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performanceWebtoffee GDPR Cookie ConsentSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category “Performance”.1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisementWebtoffee GDPR Cookie ConsentSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Advertisement” category .1 year
vuidVimeoVimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.2 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEYoutubeA cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.5 months 27 days
yt-remote-device-idYoutubeYouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.never
yt-remote-connected-devicesYoutubeYouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.never
yt.innertube::requestsYoutubeThis cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.never
yt.innertube::nextIdYoutubeThis cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.never
_gaGoogleThe _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.2 years
_gidGoogleInstalled by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.1 day
CONSENTYoutubeYouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.2 years
_gat_UA-154890711-1GoogleA variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.1 minute
_hjFirstSeenHotjarHotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.30 minutes
_hjIncludedInSessionSampleHotjarHotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site’s daily session limit.2 minutes
_hjIncludedInPageviewSampleHotjarHotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site’s pageview limit.2 minutes
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgressHotjarHotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.30 minutes

WEBSITE COOKIE ACCEPTANCE

By clicking accept when you first visit the website you consented to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consented to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser). If you choose to customise the settings, then all non-necessary cookies are disabled by default. You also have an option to instantly reject any non-essential cookies which includes tracking cookies.

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HOW TO MANAGE AND DELETE COOKIES

If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. How you do so will depend on the browser you use, but the Help function within your browser should tell you how. You can also set your browser to notify you each time new cookies are placed on your computer or other device. You may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contain comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers, as well as more explanation of how cookies work.

Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:

  • Internet explorer
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • iPhone and iPad
  • Samsung

You can also opt out of receiving cookies on the website for Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our websites.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this Notice. We therefore recommend that you check this Notice regularly. Where necessary we may also notify you of changes to this Notice by email.

This Notice was last updated on 15 July 2022

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