Our Cookie Policy

Our cookie policy helps improve the user experience of Land & Watersheds. It is part of LAND & WATERSHEDS' privacy policy. And it covers the use of cookies between your device and our site. We also provide basic information on third-party services we may use. Who may also use cookies as part of their service. And these are not part of our policy.

If you don’t wish to accept cookies from us. You should instruct your browser to refuse cookies from Land & Watersheds.  We may not be able to provide you with some of our best content and services.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit. Typically this contains information about the website itself. It is a unique identifier that allows the site to recognize your web browser when you return. And additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie. And the lifespan of the cookie itself.

We useCookies to enable certain features (eg. logging in). In order to track site usage (eg. analytics), to store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences). And to personalize your content (eg. advertising, language).

Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”. And typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are “third-party cookies”. And these can track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.

Types of cookies and how we use them

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are crucial to the user experience of a website. Enabling core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.

Performance cookies

We use performance cookies that track how you our website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information of all site users. To help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter. And make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. 

Functionality cookies

We use functionality cookies that collect information about your device. And any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and time zone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customized, enhanced or optimized content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. 

Targeting/advertising cookies

We use Targeting/advertising cookies to determine what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites use them to deliver target advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. It helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content that the present to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties exist to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. 

Third-party cookies on our site

We may employ third-party companies and individuals on our websites. For example, analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to select information to perform specific tasks on our behalf. They may also set third-party cookies in order to deliver the services they are providing. Third-party cookies track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We have no control over third-party cookies. And they are not covered by LAND & WATERSHEDS' cookie policy.

Our third-party privacy promise

At Land & Watersheds, we review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure their practices align with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of our users.

How you can control or opt out of cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies from us. You can instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our website. Most browsers accept cookies by default. But you can update these settings to either refuse cookies altogether, or to notify you when a website is trying to set or update a cookie.

If you browse websites from multiple devices. You may need to update your settings on each individual device.

Although you can block some cookies with little impact on your experience of a website. Blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across the sites you visit.