Who are ‘we’?
We are WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, a registered Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our registered address is 7 Nelson Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. When services are delivered on the internet, it sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, such as your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as ‘cookies’. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
What are ‘cookies’?
- avoid lengthy registration/personalisation of the site each time you visit and personalise it to suit your requirements
- recognise you when you login and make it easier for you to access your account information
- estimate our audience size and patterns
- ensure that you are not asked to register twice
- control how often visitors see similar adverts
- track preferences and to improve and update our websites
- track the progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests
Our websites may feature embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
We use two main types of cookies on our website, session and persistent cookies. Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer.
Session or transient cookies.
These cookies allow our websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around the site. These cookies expire after a browser session ends so are not stored longer term.
Persistent, permanent or stored cookies
These cookies are stored on a user's device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering a user's preferences and choices when using our site.
First- and third-party cookies
Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are, simply, cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. Some of these cookies may be necessary for the website to function for the user. While there is no advertising on the WDC site you will find links to other sites for the purposes of processing payments, entering events or finding additional information. Each of these sites will have its own policy and is responsible for notifying you of its cookie usage policy.
Specific cookies you may find on our website
You can find out up-to-date information which cookies are being used on our site, expiration dates etc by entering our url (website address) at: cookie-checker.com
Do I have to agree to cookies?
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser settings to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. If you do not change your browser settings and continue to use our websites we will infer that you have consented to us using cookies for the purposes set out below.
Where can I get more information about cookies and how to change my settings?
To remove Google Analytics tracking please download the plug-in for your browser.
For more information about cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org
For information on how to change cookies settings on your browser please visit the relevant information page:
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|CONSENT||2 years||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||1 year||Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
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|MicrosoftApplicationsTelemetryDeviceId||1 year||Microsoft sets this cookie to install a unique device ID that is used to track how users behave and interact with the Microsoft application on the device.|
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|NID||6 months||NID cookie, set by Google, is used for advertising purposes; to limit the number of times the user sees an ad, to mute unwanted ads, and to measure the effectiveness of ads.|
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