Cookie Policy for Gurls Out Loud

This is the Cookie Policy for Gurls Out Loud, accessible from


What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”.


How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in many cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features that are necessary for the site to function.

Except for these necessary cookies, no cookies are set on your device by our website unless you have previously expressed some form of explicit consent to their use. Even so, it is recommended that you consent to the use of all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.


Changing Your Cookie Consent Settings

If you arrive on our website and we don’t already have a record of which types of cookies you consent for us to use on your device, then we only set necessary cookies.

We then additionally use a Consent Management Platform to ask for your consent to use cookies which aren’t necessary, and we have designed this website to automatically respect the choices you make.

If you wish to change the extent to which you consent to cookies being used by this website on your device, you can do this in two ways.

  1. By adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser help for how to do this).

  2. By following the links immediately below. “Change your consent” will open a dialog box where you can change or revoke your consent, while “Revoke your consent” does so instantly, without a dialog box.

Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.


First Party Cookies (the cookies we set)

To provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. To remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

We always collect statistics about your website activity, which are then sent to Google Analytics for storage, processing, and interpretation. We collect some of this data without the need for cookies, without collecting any personally identifiable information, and therefore without being required to seek your consent.

However, we do ask for your consent to use cookies with Google Analytics, for the purpose of capturing, processing, and interpreting more detailed data, such as the age and gender splits of our audience as a whole, that can only be captured through the use of cookies.

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A cookie that we set to help us keep track of your preferences with respect how cookies that don’t fall within the legal definition of ‘necessary’ are used on your device.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.


Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties.

On this domain, we currently don’t use third party cookies, however the following section details which third party cookies are sometimes encountered on websites owned by Internet Watch Foundation.

  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • Our objective is to help people become more resilient against acts of online sexual abuse against children.
  • To understand if our work is making a difference in this respect, it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site read and interacted with our website’s content, and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track.
  • This is important to you as it means that we can understand whether our approach has been effective, whether it was worth the investments we’ve made to achieve our objectives and ultimately help to reduce the amount of online child sexual abuse happening online.


More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: