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1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

Cookies placed by a website’s owner (in this case, Amnesty International UK) are called 'first party cookies'. Cookies placed by parties other than the website owner are called 'third party cookies'.

Cookies, along with similar technologies such as pixels, web beacons and gifs, are widely used to make websites work more efficiently for visitors, and to provide information to the owners of websites. For the purposes of this cookie notice we refer to these technologies collectively as cookies.

You can read our privacy notice here

2. Your cookie preferences

Some cookies we use are essential in order for parts of our website to operate, but for all non-essential cookies you can choose whether you want us to use them or not.

When you first visit our website, a message will appear informing you of ‘your choice regarding cookies on this site’.  You are then either able to confirm that you accept cookies or select the option to manage your cookie preferences.

You can manage your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on Cookies Settings

3. How cookies are used on our website

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our Amnesty International UK websites. This means we can make sure we are meeting the needs of our users and make continuous improvements based on this information.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the web pages you visit
  • length of time you spend on each web page

  • how you came to the site 
(e.g. 3rd party link, social media channel, organic search)
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

For more information visit Google's uses of information.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Browser Opt-out Browser Add-on.

4. What cookies does Amnesty International UK use?

The cookies we use can be grouped into the following four categories:

  • Strictly Necessary cookies
  • Performance cookies
  • Functionality cookies
  • Advertising cookies