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Some parts of our site generate cookies automatically. Cookies may be used to store information about how you use the site so you can personalise it and experience it in the way that suits you best. Most browsers will allow you to control how cookies are handled, whether they are accepted and how long they are stored for. All browsers do this differently, so if you are concerned about security and privacy please look in the ‘help’ documentation for your particular browser.

First party cookies

This site does not use first party cookies.

Third party cookies

Cloud Fare Cookie

The Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project website uses the __cfduid cookie. This is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a number of infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted (e.g. because they’ve completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.

This cookie cannot be turned off. You can find Cloud Fare’s privacy policy here

Google Analytics

The Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project website uses cookies to allow Google Analytics to function correctly. Google Analytics is a free web analytics tool, which helps measure the usage of our site, show relevant advertising and track the results of our advertising on third party websites. These cookies are _ga , _gid and _gat.

Google analytic cookies are used to collect information about how visitors, like you, use our website. This information is collected in an anonymous form and is used to inform us how the site can be improved. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. The cookies store information such as the number of visits to the website and what site referred the visitor to the web page. We use the information to view reports about how visitors interact with the website and to help us improve the website. A different set of cookies is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites.
Information about these cookies and how to reject or delete them can be found at

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

You can find Google’s privacy policy here


We embed videos from Vimeo onto the DGHBP website. This may set cookies on your device, to enable the video to stream properly. To find out more, please visit Vimeo’s cookies policy


The DGHBP website contains MailChimp forms to allow users to sign up to our e-newsletter. MailMunch is a suite of email collection and email marketing solutions. MailMunch may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. These cookies help MailChimp make MailMunch easier to use, to make their advertising better, and to protect both you and MailMunch. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use some of our Services.

MailChimps privacy policy can be found here


The DGHBP website is on the WordPress platform and as such uses the WordFence cookie. The WordPress security plugin stops our website from getting hacked.  For more information on this and the privacy policy of WordFence please visit here