Use of cookies by The National Action Group on Johne’s

The National Action Group on Johne’s website uses ‘cookies’

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit our websites or applications to help us make our websites, and your user experience, better. Cookies mean that our website will remember you. 

Cookies come in two categories Session and Persistent. 

Session cookies: Session cookies last as long as your online session and disappear when you close your browser. 

Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies have a fixed expiry date that means they stay on your device between online sessions even if you close your browser. This can be useful in situations where a website or web application needs to remember preferences from your last visit.  

What do we use them for?

The Cookies that we use have variety of uses that fall into the following categories 

Essential Cookies: These enable essential services of a website or application to function such as security and authentication services. 

Functional Cookies: These help us provide an enhanced user experience to you by remembering certain preferences between visits to the website or application. For example, remembering if you visited the website before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you.

Performance Cookies: These help us understand how people are using the website or application, so we can make it better. We sometimes get other companies to analyse how people are using the website. These companies might set their own performance cookies. Some examples of how we use these cookies are:

  • Collecting information on which web pages visitors go to most often so we can improve our online services. 
  • Making sure that a website or application is working properly and fixing any errors. 
  • Testing designs to help improve the look and feel of the website. 

Consent to using cookies and changing settings

When you use our websites or applications we will ask for your permission (consent) to place non-essential cookies or other similar technologies on your device. Where cookies are essential for the functionality of the website we are not required to obtain your consent. 

You can withdraw your consent to us using non-essential cookies, or manage any other cookie preferences, at any time by choosing ‘manage your cookie preferences’ within the cookie pop-up when you visit our websites or applications. Here you will also find more information about each of the cookies we use and why for the particular website you are using.  It may be necessary to refresh the page for some changes to take effect. 

Third party cookies

Please note that some third parties may also use cookies on our websites or applications, over which we have no control. Where there are third party cookies we will name those third parties, which typically include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies. To deactivate the use of third party advertising cookies, you can update your cookies settings in your own browser.

How can I turn off cookies and what are the consequences of doing so?

If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including certain cookies which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of the website and you may not be able to access certain features.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

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Changes to this policy

This cookies policy was last updated in August 2022. 

We may change this policy from time to time, when we do we will update this page.