Welcome to The Wye Valley Zambia Project
Making friends and changing lives through working together

Cookie policy

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggesting consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the about Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

How do we use cookies?

How we use cookies

2.1   First party cookies

  • The only first party cookies we use allow Google Analytics to monitor the performance of our website. Soon we will use cookies to store login information and remember preferences so you may want to check what these cookies are when this happen.
  • A list of the first party cookies we use can be found HERE


2.2   Third party cookies

  • We only use essential third party cookies to process – for example – your membership registration (IS THERE A MEMBERSHIP?) or process a payment you have made. Without them you would simply lose information from one page to the next.
  • We also use social media (Twitter and Facebook) and their buttons to connect with/to their websites, so read their cookie use policy to check what information they’re collecting on you too.
  • A list of the third party cookies we use can be found HERE (hyperlink).

2.3   Email marketing

  • Our email marketing (which includes some but not all member communications) may be trackable at an individual level, allowing us to determine, for example, opens and link clicks. This information is generally used to help assess the effectiveness of communications so that – for example – we can send you more of what you like.

3. How to change your cookies

3.1   First party

  • Your web browser settings allow you to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. They also allow you to control cookies stored on your hard drive.

3.2   Third party

  • The above applies but as mentioned before the only third party cookies we use are essential to complete certain tasks, therefore if you disable them, the thing you’re trying to do won’t work.

3.3   Email marketing

  • Again these are pretty essential so if you wish to disable tracking then please unsubscribe from our mailing list. This can be done by either unsubscribing at the bottom of your most recent email sent from us, but please note, unsubscribing from our communication will prevent any future communications being sent to that email address. DO WVZP SEND ANY NEWSLETTERS or email marketing updates?

4. What cookies we use

Please note: if you change your cookie settings, some of the features on our site may not work as well as we intend.

4.1   First party cookies

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id> 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user.

How to manage cookies

It is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about privacy, cookies and their use on the internet, you may find the following links useful: