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WSRS Cookie Policy

The Wildlife Sound Recording Society (WSRS) is the accountable body and so its website operates within the Cookie Policy as set out below.

Like most websites, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. On your first visit to wildlife-sound.org, you’ll be greeted by an introduction message. When you close the message, we’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again (and again…). However if you have chosen to disable cookies in your browser this message will reappear each time you visit, or when the browser cache is cleared

Cookies improve things by:

remembering settings (where provided), so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about what cookies are and how to manage them visit AboutCookies.org or ICC UK Cookie guide (PDF, 315.60 KB)

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Some cookies are during advertising, so you are shown adverts that are more personalised to you, based on your previous internet behaviour.

Some examples of cookies could be:

storing information to personalise the website to your requirements website that sells things may use a cookie to record items you have in a shopping basket cookies can be used to record users behaviour on a website, for example to record the pages they have viewed

There are 2 different types of cookie that can be placed in your browser by a website. Session cookies are only used for the period you use the website, and are deleted when you close your web browser. A new cookie would then be placed in your web browser if you were to visit the same website again in the future. Persistent cookies remain in your browser once you have left the site and closed your web browser. The next time you visit the site the information in the cookie will be used to ensure the website works as set up at the previous visit. For example to display certain things on the homepage. Persistent cookies will expire if the website that set them is not visited again within a certain timescale.

Email tracking

If you are a member of our society, you register to receive communications via email, then messages you receive may be trackable at an individual level, allowing us to determine, for example, email being opened and links being clicked. This information is generally used to help assess the effectiveness of communications so that we can improve them and may occasionally be used to send relevant further communications in response to your actions (e.g. clicking a particular link) or inactions (e.g. not opening an email). You can unsubscribe from email communications at any time using the unsubscription link contained in each message.