• What is a Cookie?
    A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your device (e.g. computer, tablet, or smartphone) when a user accesses our website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.
  • How does Sylva Foundation use cookies?
    Information supplied by cookies can help us to understand the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. It also helps us recognise when you are signed in to any account you may have with us, and to provide a more personalised experience. For example, if on a previous visit you went to our forestry pages, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight forestry information on your second and subsequent visits. Sylva Foundation uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users. Certain areas of the Sylva Foundation website may use cookies for a specific reason – for example, to help online tools function effectively on your device.
  • Third party cookies in embedded content
    Please note that during your visits to Sylva Foundation websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to Sylva Foundation or any contractors. To support our work, we may sometimes embed content from social media and other third party websites. These may include YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites and these third party cookies may track your use of the Sylva Foundation website. The Sylva Foundation does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Sylva Foundation website. However, you can find out about changing your cookie settings here [link]. Where Sylva Foundation embeds content from social media and other third party websites, some websites may use Google Analytics to collect data about user behaviour for their own purposes. Sylva Foundation does not control this. For more information, see the Google webpage How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.
  • Sylva Foundation cookies and how to reject cookies
    It is important to note that if you change your settings and block certain cookies, you will not be able to take full advantage of some features of Sylva Foundation services, and we might not be able to provide some features you have previously chosen to receive. Change your settings above.
  • Other information collected from web browsers
    Your web browser may also provide Sylva Foundation with information about your device, such as an IP address and details about the browser that you are using. Where requesting use of some tools, it may be possible for you to choose to provide Sylva Foundation with access to your device’s location through the web-browser.

If you have any concerns about the way that we use cookies or respect your settings, then please contact our Data Protection Officer at dpo@sylva.org.uk.