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What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.

 

Why are we giving you this information?

This information is provided to comply with recent legislation by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

This site does not use third party advertisers, and as such, no advertising cookies are placed on this site, so you will never see remarketing adverts on this site.

 

Different Types of Cookies

First party cookies

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Third party cookies

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We have no control over third party cookies.

 

Advertising cookies

We do not set any third-party advertising cookies on our websites.

 

Session cookies

These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari.

 

Persistent cookies

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Adobe Flash cookies

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Sharing PlasticFreeGM on social networks

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Further information about cookies

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Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the ‘key’ that, once you’re signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from our website or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

 

What Cookies are being used?

Below details the cookies that are being used on our website and what they do.

Cookie NameWhat does this do?Who sees this information?
PREF, __utma,

__utmb, __utmc,

__utmv, __utmz,_ga,_gat,_gid

These cookies provide us with information about the numbers of visitors and how they reached us, they also recognise location when used with Google maps and allow the pages to be liked using Google+The data stored by these cookies can only be seen by our organisation and Google and neither organisation shares any confidential information.
MCPopupClosedThis cookie is part of our Newsletter popup feature.The data stored by these cookies can only be seen by our organisation
loc, bt, dt, di, uid, uvc, psc, ssc, ssh, sshs, uit, __unamTo enable sharing of our content through other smaller social networking sites we utilise a service called AddThis Social Share from Add This LLC. These cookies are deployed by add this to enable the sharing of information through users social network accounts.The data stored by these cookies can only be seen by our company and AddThis LLC and neither organisation shares any confidential information.
_hjClosedSurveyInvites,

_hjDonePolls, _hjMinimizedPolls,

_hjDoneTestersWidgets,

_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets,

_hjIncludedInSample

 

 

 

These cookies allow us to understand how users interact with our website, identifying popular areas of the website, as well as areas that could be improved.The data stored by these cookies can only be seen by our company and HotJar and neither organisation shares any confidential information.

 

REASONS TO MAKE A CHANGE

250 METRIC
TONNES

Scientists predict there will be
250 million metric tons of plastic
in the ocean and by 2050.
More plastic in the oceans
than there are fish.

9 BILLION
PLASTIC STRAWS

It is estimated that somewhere between 5 billion - 9 billion single-use plastic straws are thrown away in the UK every year

400 YEARS
TO DEGRADE

Plastic straws are used on
average for 20 minutes, but can
take over 400 years to degrade.

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