Our cookies statement

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.

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 the small ‘C’ which is always visible in the bottom left hand corner of our website, as shown here:

3. 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

3.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot work properly without these cookies, and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Cookie name

Provider

1st/3rd  Party

Description

Duration

SSESS*

amnesty.org.uk

1st

Drupal session cookie

Until logged out of website

aiuk_landing_page

amnesty.org.uk

1st

Landing page popup cookie

6 months

allow_analytics_cookies

amnesty.org.uk

1st

Civic cookie control manager - cookie control toggle

1 year

allow_marketing_cookies

amnesty.org.uk

1st

Civic cookie control manager - cookie control toggle

1 year

CookieControl

amnesty.org.uk

1st

Civic cookie control manager - cookie control state

1 year

local_storage_support_test

twitter.com

3rd

The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.

Persistent

en_sessionId

e-activist.com

1st

Engaging Networks session cookie

1 day

JSESSIONID

e-activist.com

3rd

Set by Engaging Networks for our petition Actions. Preserves users states across page requests

Session

ep201

wufoo.com

3rd

Set by Wufoo. Saves user states across page requests when completing a web-based survey.

1 day

ep202

wufoo.com

3rd

Set by Wufoo. Saves user states across page requests when completing a web-based survey.

1 day

Recite.Persist

amnesty.org.uk

1st

Recite state cookie for providing accessibility features for the website

Session

Recite_Session

amnesty.org.uk

1st

Recite session cookie for providing accessibility features for the website

While accessibility Recite bar is open

3.2 Performance cookies

Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure visitors are finding what they need easily. You can choose whether to allow these cookies.

Cookie name

Provider

1st/3rd  Party

Description

Duration

collect

google.com

3rd

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Session

_ga

google.com

1st

Main google analytics cookie, used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

google.com

1st

Used to distinguish users

1 day

_gat

google.com

1st

Used to throttle request rate.

1 minute

__utm.gif

google.com

3rd

Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.

Session

__utma

google.com

1st

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

__utmt

google.com

1st

Used to throttle request rate.

10 minutes

__utmb

google.com

1st

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 mins

__utmz

google.com

1st

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

6 months

__utmc

google.com

3rd

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.

Session

__utmv

google.com

1st

Used to store visitorlevel custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

_dc_gtm_UA-#

google.com

1st

Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.

1 day

_dc_gtm

google.com

1st

Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<propertyid>

1 minute

_scid

snapchat.com

1st

Snapchat pixel unique ID of the user, similar to how the _ga cookie works with Google Analytics

1 year

personalization_id

twitter.com

3rd

This cookie is set by Twitter to allow the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.

2 years

3.3 Functional cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, they can be used to remember accessibility settings you have changed, or to enable you to watch videos that have been embedded on our website. You can choose whether to allow these cookies.

Cookie name

Provider

1st /3rd  Party

Description

Duration

lang

twitter.com

3rd

Set by Twitter. Remembers the user's selected language version of a website.

Session

purls*

amnesty.org.uk

1st

This cookie is set by the website to enable personalisation - i.e. pre-filling of personal details on a web page that a user lands on from targeted emails campaigns.

Session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

youtube.com

3rd

This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites; it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.

179 days

yt-remote-cast-installed

youtube.com

3rd

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session

yt-remote-connected-devices

youtube.com

3rd

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Persistent

yt-remote-device-id

youtube.com

3rd

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Persistent

yt-remote-fast-check-period

youtube.com

3rd

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session

yt-remote-session-app

youtube.com

3rd

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session

yt-remote-session-name

youtube.com

3rd

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session

YSC

youtube.com

3rd

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Session

PREF

youtube.com

3rd

Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

8 months

vuid

vimeo.com

3rd

Vimeo unique ID. Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.

2 years

3.4 Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by third parties (for example advertising networks) with our permission. You can choose whether to allow these cookies.

Cookie name

Provider

1st /3rd  Party

Description

Duration

fr

facebook.com

3rd

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

3 months

tr

facebook.com

3rd

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

Session

BizoID

facebook.com

3rd

Used to track visitors on multiple websites, to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

29 days

UserMatchHistory

facebook.com

3rd

Used to track visitors on multiple websites, to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

29 days

lidc

linkedin.com

3rd

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

1 day

lang

linkedin.com

3rd

LinkedIn language

Session

bcookie

linkedin.com

3rd

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

2 years

bscookie

linkedin.com

3rd

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

2 years

JSESSIONID

linkedin.com

3rd

Preserves users states across page requests

Session

_fbp

facebook.com

3rd

Facebook pixel unique ID of the user, similar to how the _ga cookie works with Google Analytics

2hr 10 mins

NID

google.com

3rd

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

6 months

GPS

youtube.com

3rd

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

1 day

AA003

atdmt.com

3rd

This tracking cookie is served by Facebook subsidiary Atlas Solutions. It collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, to optimise the relevance of advertisement.

3 months

ATN

atdmt.com

3rd

Targets ads based on behavioural profiling and geographical location.

2 years

ads/ga-audiences

google.com

3rd

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.

Session

i/adsct

twitter.com

3rd

The cookie is used by Twitter.com to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through twitter advertisement content.

Session

i/jot/syndication

twitter.com

3rd

The cookie is used by Twitter.com to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through twitter advertisement content.

Session

IDE

google.com

3rd

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

1 year

r/collect

google.com

3rd

This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Session