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Details about cookies on getyourpetsafely.campaign.gov.uk

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Cookies are used to:

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  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs

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Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How we use cookies


Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use the site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site and to government digital services.

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • how long you spend on the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

Name Purpose Expires
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_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 1 minute

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google

YouTube videos

We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

Name Purpose Expires
CONSENT This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising 17 years, 10 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Lets YouTube count the views of embedded YouTube videos 9 months
YSC This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance End of the browsing session

For more information on YouTube’s use of cookies, read its parent company Google’s Privacy Policy, which includes a section about YouTube.

Cookies that help with our communications and marketing

Getyourpetsafely.campaign.gov.uk may contain content from other sites, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. These cookies tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful. A full list of content from other sites can be found below.

If you share a link to this site, the service you share it on may set a cookie. Defra have no control over cookies set on other websites. We advise you to read their cookie policies for more information.

If you click through to a website that we have provided a link to, Defra have no control over the cookies set on these websites. Defra advise you to read their cookies policies for more information. To clarify, getyourpetsafely.campaign.gov.uk links to:

RSPCA ‘report cruelty’ page https://www.rspca.org.uk/utilities/contactus/reportcruelty

You can find details on opting out of RSPCA cookies by visiting https://www.rspca.org.uk/utilities/privacy/cookies

 

The Kennel Club ‘assured breeder scheme’ page
https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/acbr/Default.aspx
You can find details on opting out of Kennel Club cookies by visiting: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/cookie-policy

 

The ‘Puppy Contract’
https://puppycontract.org.uk/sites/default/files/2018-10/The%20Puppy%20Contract.pdf
You can find details on opting out of Puppy Contract cookies by visiting: https://puppycontract.org.uk/privacy-and-cookies-policy

 

The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) ‘breeder scheme’ page
https://www.gccfcats.org/About-GCCF/Breeder-Scheme

You can find details on opting out of the GCCF’s cookies by visiting: https://www.gccfcats.org/Portals/0/Privacy%20Policy.3Aug18.pdf?ver=2018-08-03-134231-183

 

The Cat Group’s ‘Kitten Checklist’
http://www.thecatgroup.org.uk/pdfs/The-Kitten-Checklist.pdf

 

Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG) ‘report an ad’ page
https://paag.org.uk/report-an-advert/

You can find details on opting out of PAAG’s cookies by visiting: https://paag.org.uk/privacy  

 

The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) ‘current members’ page
https://www.adch.org.uk/membership/current-members/

You can find details on opting out of ADCH’s cookies by visiting: https://www.adch.org.uk/

 

GOV.UK ‘Lucy’s Law press release’ page
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lucys-law-spells-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-puppy-farming 

You can find details on opting out of GOV.UK cookies by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/help/cookies  

 

Cookies that remember your settings

These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the website.

Name Purpose Expires
CookieControl Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message 90 days

Remembering if you’ve seen our introductory message

On your first visit to the website, you may be greeted by a pop-up message that welcomes you and provides information about the site. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
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cookies_preferences_set Lets us know that you’ve saved your cookie consent settings 1 year

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