Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Why do we use cookies?

A cookie is a text file that is place on your device by the browser that use to access the website you visit. It isn't a program and doesn't actively do anything on your device. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

As with the majority of websites, we use cookies for several reasons.

  • Cookies that make the website work properly for you and enable you to make use of the secure online services that we provide
  • Cookies that collect data about your use of the website which are then anonymised and used to help us improve our online services
  • Cookies that remember your preferences and make the website easier for you to use
  • Cookies that are placed by third party services we make use of to enhance the information we present online. We have no control over these third party cookies.

Categories of Cookies We Use

Strictly Necessary Cookies - These cookies are essential for you to be able to use and move around website or for you to use certain features: e.g. adding items to a shopping basket or remembering items in a shopping basket if you revisit the website.

Performance Cookies - These cookies collect information about how you as the viewer makes use of the website: e.g. which pages you visit most. These cookies do not collect information that personally identify you as a viewer.

Functionality Cookies - These cookies remember choices made by you or aspects of your interaction with our website to enhance your experience during your visit to our website. These cookies are also used to remember a user’s preferences for a font size, or customisable parts of a web page: e.g. language, appeals visited or user’s location.

Targeting cookies i.e. Third Party Cookies and Cookies used for Advertising - These cookies collect information if you decide to share a page from the website or if you use social media sites: e.g. Facebook etc., These may track how you interact with our website which then shows you relevant content elsewhere on the internet. These may also be used to choose the advertisements that are displayed to you on our website and other websites

Knowing how our site is being used means we can enhance users' experience in the future. Our cookies do not store financial information or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address).

If you prefer not to let us use cookie data in this way, you have two options:

  • You can adjust the settings on your internet browser to prevent cookies being downloaded. How this is done varies according to which browser you are using and we recommend you refer to the appropriate online help guides.
  • You can also opt out of receiving specifically those cookies we use to track how people are using our site.

However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Further details about the cookies that Worldwide Cancer Research issue and manage can be found in our Cookie Policy.