Cookie Policy

Welcome to Rainforest-Alliance.org ("Website"). This Website uses cookies. Before you use the Website, you will be asked to agree to the use of cookies. You can learn about the cookies we use on our Website in this cookie policy. If you do not agree with the use of cookies, a part of the Website may not be fully accessible to you.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are files or pieces of information that can be stored on your computer (or on other devices with internet access, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit the Website. A cookie usually contains the name of the website where the cookie comes from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e., how long the cookie will remain on your computer / device), and a value that usually consists of a randomly generated unique number.

Cookies may be accompanied by the collection of your personal data. Personal data is any information concerning an identified or identifiable natural person. Learn more about how we handle your personal data.

What Do We Use Cookies For?

We use cookies to make the Website easier to use and to better tailor the Website to your interests and needs. Cookies can also be used to improve the speed of your future activities and sessions on the Website and for direct marketing purposes. We also use cookies to compile anonymous statistics with which we can gain insight into the way people use the Website, so that, for example, the structure and content of the Website can be improved.

What Types of Cookies Do Websites Use?

There are two types of cookies used on websites: 1) "session cookies" and 2) "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your computer until you leave the website. A persistent cookie remains on your computer for a longer period of time. How long the cookie stays on your device will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific cookie and the settings of your browser. In addition, these "persistent cookies" can always be removed manually.

Types of Cookies Used On This Website

Cookie type Need your permission? What does it do? Do these cookies collect my personal data?
Technically-necessary cookies No These cookies are essential to ensure that the Website functions properly. They allow you to navigate through the Website and use our functionality. The information collected by these cookies may contain your personal data, such as your IP address or e-mail address.
Performance cookies No These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with the Website by providing information about the pages visited, the time spent on the website, and any problems encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of the Website. The information collected by these cookies may contain your personal data such as your IP address or e-mail address.
Functionality cookies Yes These cookies allow the Website to remember which choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region in which you are located) to provide a more personalized online experience. They can also allow visitors to watch videos, play games, and use social tools such as blogs and forums. The information collected by these cookies may contain your personal data such as your IP address or e-mail address.
Targeting or advertising cookies Yes These cookies are used to display content that is relevant to you. They can be used to deliver targeted advertisements or to limit the number of times you see an ad. They also help us to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on the Website. We may use these cookies to remember websites that you have visited and we may share this information with other parties, including advertisers, advertising agencies, or advertising networks. Most types of these cookies can be detected via their IP address or via an account that you have created with a social media platform, so that they can contain personal data.

Do We Use Cookies from Third-Parties?

We use a number of vendors who can also install cookies on your computer when you visit the Website, in order to enable them to provide their services. For more information about these cookies and the way we use them, visit the "Which Cookies Do We Use?" section, where you will also find a link to the privacy and/or cookie statements of these suppliers.

When you visit the Website, you may receive cookies from websites or domains of third parties. For more information about these cookies and the way we use them, visit the "Which Cookies Do We Use?" section, where you will also find a link to the privacy and/or cookie statements of these third-parties.

How Can I Manage Or Delete Cookies?

Most Internet browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to warn you when cookies are being sent to your computer. You can manage cookies in a number of ways. Consult your browser’s help desk to learn more about how to adjust or change your browser settings.

If you disable the cookies we use, this may affect your experience on our Website. For example, you may not be able to visit certain areas of the Website or you may not receive any personal information when you visit the Website.

If you use different devices to view the Website (for example, your computer, smartphone, tablet etc.), you must ensure that each browser on each device is adapted to your cookie preferences.

Which Cookies Do We Use?

Cookie used What does it do? How long does the cookie stay on the device? Cookie information
Analytics / Tracking Provides anonymous / aggregated information about where you are going and what you are doing on the Website 2 years Google Analytics
Caching Stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster 1 year CloudFlare
Social Media / sharing Allows you to share comments and pages. Helps to make access to social networks and social online tools easier. Remember your preferences and login details for current and future visits. 3 months Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube
Session cookie To assist in logging into password-protected sections of the website; saves the user’s preferred language on the website N/A - do not persist Moodle , WPML
Targeting Information about your use of our websites is stored and used to send you personalized information about subjects that we expect you to find interesting. 30 days Facebook Custom Audience, Facebook Pixel, LinkedIN, Bing, Convio, Google AdWords, Twitter, Instagram
Cross site tracking Provides anonymous information about visitors, such as the websites they visit before and / or after visiting the Website. N/A Facebook Custom Audience, Facebook Pixel, LinkedIN, Bing, Convio, Google AdWords, Twitter, Instagram
Rich Media Supports various parts of functionality on the Website and websites of partners such as playing videos. N/A YouTube, Vimeo, Issuu, TwineSocial, TypeForm
Beacons Web beacons support different parts of functionality on the Website. Web beacons (also known as web bugs / pixel tags / clear GIFs) monitor the behavior of visitors and websites and can provide information about what users do on websites and IP addresses of users to third parties. N/A Facebook Pixel

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Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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