Cookie Policy

How we use cookies on our websites

We use cookies and similar tools across our websites to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file sent to your browser by a website that you visit. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences. Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They can make your next visit easier and make the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

What sort of cookies do we use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:

1. Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, in order to access any logged-in features, a cookie is used to keep you logged in.

2. Performance 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 why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

3. Advertising cookies
wwtonline uses cookies to serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests, and to control the volume of adverts you see. For example, if we have a very big advert or message that captures your attention we might want to limit the number of times we show it to you, or allow you to turn it off, this requires a cookie. We may also use cookies for behaviourally targeted advertising e.g. if we want to buy advertising on other sites to show people who have visited ours.

4. Third party cookies
We try to avoid giving you more cookies than strictly necessary. Sometimes we use third party services for functionality like advertising or analytics and these may serve cookies we cannot control. Also, sometimes our advertisers’ code may use cookies for campaign tracking and statistics.
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How can I see and manage my cookies in my browser?

All modern browsers allow you to see what cookies you’ve got, and to delete them individually or delete all of them. Visit for comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly