Freedom from Torture - Cookie policy

Cookie policy

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website and online communications. When you browse our website, we assume that you are happy to receive our cookies. However, you can change your cookie preferences at any time - find out more below. You can also read our privacy policy here.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites often store on the computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer and tell when a user of that computer returns to a website that it visited previously.

How does Freedom from Torture use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how our sites are used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or to remember your order session as you go through our shopping cart or ticket buying process. We may also use cookies to show you relevant Freedom from Torture content on third party websites such as Facebook - this is know as advertising or retargeting.

Types of cookies

There are two broad types of cookies - 'first party cookies' and 'third party cookies':

First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site. Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when it visits other web sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics.

In addition, cookies may be either 'session cookies' or 'persistent cookies'. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself is reached.

Cookie categories

We use the categorisation set out by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in their UK Cookie Guide, produced in April 2012.

The guide identifies four categories of cookies, outlined below:

Strictly necessary cookies:These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and to use its features, e.g. shopping baskets and e-billing.

Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the site, e.g. which pages the user visits most.These cookies do not collect information that identifies the user.

Functionality cookies: These cookies remember choices made by the user and enhance the features, e.g. language or users location.This cookie is also used to remember a user's preferences for a font size, or customisable parts of a web page.

Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies collect information about the users' browsing habits.This may also include links to social media sites, e.g. Facebook, etc. 

Your rights

You have the right to choose whether to accept these cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences.

However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Changing your cookie preferences

The "Help" menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser's cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.

You may also like to visit for comprehensive information on what cookies are, how to delete them, and how to adjust your browser preferences.