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In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit a WCRF UK website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

How to control and delete cookies

The WCRF UK will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by WCRF UK websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the WCRF UK website.

The WCRF UK use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see below.

List of the cookies used

Cookie Name Description
Google Analytics -
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WCRF UK uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the site and compile reports for us on activity.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  By using our site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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Addthis -
uid, uit, loc, psc, di, dt

We use 6 types of AddThis cookies on the site. In summary these allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use.

More information about addthis cookie and how to opt out, go to

More information about each AddThis cookie can be found on the AddThis website

Twitter -
pid, k, guest_id, _twitter_sess

These cookies are created by Twitter. In this case they are present because a Twitter widget or button is being used.

More information on how to opt out, please see Twitter privacy policy page:

Facebook -
datr, locale, lsd, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref

These cookies are created by Facebook. In this case they are present because a Facebook widget or button is being used on our site.

More information about Facebook cookies and how to opt out can be found at