How we use cookies

You can find out more about our privacy policy on The Lucy Faithfull Foundation website.

A cookie is a small file which may be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual by remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics provides anonymous statistics on website usage. Cookies are used to track the source of a visitor, their session on the website (to associate multiple page views to one visit) and whether they are a new or returning visitor.

Cookie name Description Type/Length
Determining Visitor Session
Contains a unique visitor identifier
30 minutes from set/update
__utma Identifying Unique Visitors
Contains a unique visitor identifier
2 years from set/update
__utmz Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation
Contains traffic source and information about referring keyword or website
6 months from set/update
_gat Throttling request rate 10 minutes from set/update
_ga Visitor Identification 2 years from set/update
_gid User Journey 24 hours from set/update


PHP Session ID

A PHP session is created when certain functionality is in use on the website, allowing the website to uniquely identify one user between page loads. This is essential for the website’s operation, and is used for facilities such as logins to the content management system and load balancing.

Cookie name Description Type/Length
PHPSESSID Contains an anonymous identifier that can be used by the server to provide a continuous service. Expires when the browser is closed


GDPR Consent

Cookie name Description Type/Length


It records the default button state of the corresponding category. These cookies do not store any personal information. 1 year from set/update
viewed_cookie_policy The primary cookie that records the user consent for the usage of the cookies upon ‘accept’ and ‘reject.’ It does not track any personal data and is set only upon user action (accept/reject). 1 year from set/update


You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

The following links provide details on how to do this in a range of popular web browsers:

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Cookie settings in Safari:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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