Cookies policy

1.      Introduction

1.1    Our website uses cookies.

1.2    Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

2.      About cookies

2.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2    Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3    Cookies may not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

3.      Cookies that we use

3.1    Some of the cookies we use are strictly necessary for our website to function, and we do not ask for your consent to place these on your computer. These cookies are shown below, although the specific cookies that may be placed on your device will depend on whether you are logging in to a registered account on our site, and/or whether you have posted a comment:

  • wordpress_[hash] : A WordPress cookie that is used to store your authentication details.
  • wordpress_logged_in_<HASH(USERNAME)> : A WordPress cookie that indicates when you’re logged in and who you are.
  • wordpress_sec_<HASH(USERNAME)> : A WordPress cookie that indicates when you are logged in and who you are.
  • wordpress_test_cookie : A WordPress cookie that tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.
  • wp-setting-time–{time}-[UID] : A WordPress cookie that is used to customise your view of the interface.
  • PHPSESSID : A session cookie that is necessary for site functionality and is set even if you do not give your consent.

If you comment on an item that permits comments, we will store cookies stored on your computer. This is purely a convenience, so that you will not need to re-type all of your information again when you want to leave another comment. Three cookies are set for commenters:

  • comment_author_{HASH}
  • comment_author_email_{HASH}
  • comment_author_url_{HASH}

The commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.

4.      Cookies used by our service providers

4.1    Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

4.2    We do not currently use Google Analytics, but may do so in the future. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website. You can find out more about Google’s use of information by visiting and you can review Google’s privacy policy at The relevant cookies will be listed if and when we adopt Google Analytics.

4.3    We use Mailchimp to manage contacts who subscribe to our newsletter and other communications, and to produce and manage those newsletters and other communications. Mailchimp may store a number of cookies on your device for these purposes. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at which also lists the relevant cookies that it uses. Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy can be viewed at

5.      Managing cookies

5.1    Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) (Chrome);

(b) (Firefox);

(c) (Opera);

(d) (Internet Explorer);

(e) (Safari); and

(f) (Edge).

5.2    Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

5.3    If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

6.      Our details

6.1    This website is owned and operated by Yorkshire Rewilding Network.

6.2    Yorkshire Rewilding Network is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England & Wales. Registered Charity Number 1190992.

6.3    Our registered office is at 18 Cheltenham Avenue, Ilkley, LS29 8BN.

6.4    You can contact us:

(a)    by post, to 18 Cheltenham Avenue, Ilkley, LS29 8BN;

(b)    using our website contact form; or

(d)    by email, using