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Cookie Policy

The Cattle Information Service (CIS) - Cookie Policy

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. They enable you to navigate on our website and allow us to provide features such as remembering aspects of your last search to make subsequent searches faster. You can delete cookies if you wish; while certain cookies are necessary for viewing and navigating on our website, most of the features will be still accessible without cookies.

In order to improve our services, to provide you with more relevant content and to analyse how visitors use our website, we may use technologies, such as cookies, pixels or tracking software. Please be aware that in most cases we will not be able to identify you from the information we collect using these technologies.

For more information on how we use cookies and how you can remove them, see below.


We use the following types of cookies:

Category 1: Essential cookies
These cookies are required in order to enable basic functionality around our website and the use of its features, such as access to secure areas of our website.

Category 2: Website performance cookies
These cookies collect information on how you visit and interact with our website. For example, the page you visit on a regular basis. These types of cookies do not collect any user or personal information. They are only used to improve how our website works and its functionality.

Category 3: Functionality cookies
These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. They enable us to personalise the content, greet you by name and remember your preferences. For example, the first time you visit our website you may choose a username which is stored in the cookie, and then provide data such as password, name, prefix, etc. - this information would all be stored on a database using your username as a key. When you revisit our website the cookie will find your username, and retrieve information from the database without it having to be re-entered.

Category 4: Re-marketing/targeting cookies
These cookies record the pages you have visited on our website and any links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Use of Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within an EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it:

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. 

Managing Cookies

Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies. However, you can set your browser to refuse a cookie or ask your browser to show you when a cookie has been set up. Certain services are only activated by the presence of a cookie and, if you choose to refuse cookies, particular features of our website may not be available to you.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking some cookies may have an effect on the functionality of the website and the features within it.

You can manage cookies by activating the setting on your internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  Please refer to the instructions or the online help files available on your relevant browser if you wish to manage cookies in this way.  Alternatively, you can visit the following websites for further information: To manage cookies relating to targeted advertising activities, you can visit To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can visit

Cookies that we use on our Websites:

Cookie Name

Cookie Description

Essential cookies

These enable basic functionality around our website and the use of its features, such as access to secure areas of our website

Website performance cookies

These collect information on how you visit and interact with our website

Functionality cookies

When a user logs in to the Members Area, they enable us to personalise the content, greet you by name.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the cookie policy, you can contact us by email (via the contact us page), post or by telephone.

Head Office:

The Cattle Information Service (CIS), Scope House, Hortonwood 33, Telford, Shropshire TF1 7EX
Phone:  01923 695319

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Last updated 25 September 2023.