The website is owned by the World Federation for Animals, with a registered office at MA 02130 Boston, 25 Chestnut Square, registered under the number 04-3431930, e-mail, URL, hereinafter referred to as ‘WFA’.

The use of “cookies”

While visiting the website ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’ may be placed on your computer’s hard drive as decided by WFA.

A cookie is a text file that is placed in the browser of the computer or mobile device by the server of a website when the website is consulted. Cookies cannot be used to identify people, only machines.

‘First party cookies’ are technical cookies that are used by the website itself and that aim to make the site function optimally. For example, the settings that the user has made during previous visits to the site, or a pre-filled form with data that the user has filled in during previous visits. The user of the website must first give active and informed consent for these cookies. This can be done via a bar at the bottom of the website, with a reference to this cookie policy, which does not, however, prevent further surfing on the website.

‘Third party cookies’ are cookies that do not originate from the website itself, but come from third parties, e.g. an existing marketing or advertising plug-in, such as cookies from META (Facebook), Microsoft (LinkedIn), X (Twitter) or Google Analytics, in which the information generated by the cookies about the use of the website (including the IP address) is transferred to Google, META, Microsoft and X (Twitter) and stored on their servers. For such cookies, the site visitor must also first give his active and informed consent. This can again be done via a bar at the bottom or top of the website, with reference to this cookie policy, which does not, however, prevent further surfing on the website.

For more information on why and how personal data is processed by META, Microsoft, X (Twitter), Google, Cookiebot and Hootsuite, WFA refers to the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy on the websites of these platforms:

Via the settings of the Internet browser, you as a visitor can ensure that cookies are not accepted, that a warning is received when a cookie is installed or that the cookies are subsequently removed from the hard disk. If you do not give permission, only functional first party cookies can be installed. As a result, certain graphic elements may not appear correctly and certain applications may not be usable.

The cookies on the website are not used for commercial or advertising purposes. Should WFA place such cookies, it will ask you to give your active and informed consent by ticking the check box in a bar at the bottom of the website, with reference to this Cookie Policy.

More information about the cookies used by WordPress, you can find here.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website more usable by enabling basic functions such as
page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies the website cannot function properly.

NameProviderGoalExpiration dateType
CookieConsentwfa.orgStores the user’s cookie status for the current domain1 yearHTTP
wordpress_test_cookiewfa.orgTests that the browser accepts cookies.sessionHTTP

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to track how you use the website, compiling reports on the website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. For the cookies placed by Google, WFA refers to their own statements on their respective websites, on which WFA can thus not exert any influence. You can also refuse the use of these cookies by choosing the appropriate settings in your browser. WFA points out that in that case, you might not be able to use all the possibilities of this website.

For further information, questions or comments regarding the Cookie Policy of WFA, please contact or visit the website

Boston, November 2023

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