Our Cookie Policy

We use cookies on our website to give you the best experience and to improve our website and advertising.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text that are sent to your browser from a website you visit. A cookie file is saved in your web browser on your device (computer or mobile device) when you visit a website, and allows the website to recognise you and make your next visit easier and more useful to you.. Cookie files store information about how you use the website, including the pages you visit and whether you’ve been to the website before. The information cookies store doesn’t usually directly identify you, yet they can give you a more personalised experience on our website.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • SESSION COOKIES: We use session cookies to operate our Service, and these cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser

  • PREFERENCE COOKIES: We use preference cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • SECURITY COOKIES: We use security cookies for security purposes.

How does K9 Rescue International use cookies?

Your IP information

When you log on to our website, your IP (Internet Protocol) address registers on our servers. Your IP address reveals no information other than the number assigned to you. We use this information only to monitor traffic on our website.

Types of Cookies

At K9 Rescue International, we categorise our cookies into five different types. We explain the types below and the specific cookies that we use on the website. Cookies can also be categorised as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

A cookie set by us is called a first party cookie. When you visit our website, your browser will store these cookies in your browser on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from other websites, like social media platforms. These cookies can improve the performance of our advertising and marketing efforts or they are set when we embed content, like YouTube videos, into our website.

Here is a list of the cookies and other tracking technologies we use and their purpose:

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly, and can’t be switched off in our website. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website anonymously. They are usually set in response to actions made by you, which allow our website to remember certain settings at your request, such as setting your privacy or cookie preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Functional Cookies

These cookies help to provide better functionality and give you a more personalised experience on our website, such as sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedback, and other third-party features. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages, such as tools that allow you to share our content on social media more easily. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for our visitors. These cookies allow us to count website visits and understand how people are finding our website. We use this information to measure and improve the performance of our website, in turn helping more dogs in need. It helps us understand which pages are the most and least popular and see how people move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you don’t allow these cookies we won’t know when you have visited our website and this may limit the improvements we can make in the future to help people like you navigate our website and find the information they are looking for.

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Advertisement Cookies

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads. They collect information about your browsing habits to build a profile, so adverts you see around the internet and on social media platforms are more relevant to you and your interests. They don’t directly collect any personal information, such as your name or address; they are based on uniquely identifying your browser or device. If you visit our website and accept these cookies, it may mean you are more likely to see adverts about our work and our products and services when you are on other websites or social media platforms. These cookies help us to reach the right people at the right time with our online adverts which helps make our advertising more effective. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

How can I change my cookie settings?

We respect your right to privacy, so you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Change your cookie settings for K9 Rescue International at any time by clicking on the Cookie Settings button and adjusting the sliders.

You can also change your cookie settings for all websites in your web browser; please visit the help pages of your web browser. If you choose to delete or block our website from placing any cookies on your device, some features of our website may not work as well as we intended. As a European citizen, under GDPR, you have certain individual rights. You can learn more about these rights in the GDPR Guide

You can find out more about how we use your information to help further our work in protecting animals from maltreatment, cruelty and suffering in our Privacy Policy.

Website Security

We maintain a high level of physical and electronic security to keep your data safe. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information given over the internet. All your personal information, including credit card numbers, bank account details and name and address, is encrypted. This process takes the words and figures you enter and converts them into bits of code that are then securely transmitted over the internet.

Your payments via debit or credit card are passed securely to our payment processing partner. While we make every reasonable effort to ensure that information sent to us is done so securely, we cannot warrant the security of information transmitted to us through the internet. When you transmit information to us via the internet, you do so at your own risk.


Some service emails such as invoices have no tracking. We do track other emails at an individual level, for example to see whether the email has been opened or clicked on. We only use this information to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them and the content you receive from us.

Where can I find more information about cookies?

You can learn more about cookies at the following third-party websites:

  • About Cookies  www.aboutcookies.org
  • All About Cookies www.allaboutcookies.org
  • Network Advertising Initiative: www.networkadvertising.org