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Cookies information

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit certain websites and allows a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies are used on this Watershed website at to enable some services to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task and to provide Watershed with information to help improve the experience of using our websites.

What cookies do we use?

The list below details the persistent cookies used by this website at, all of which are first party cookies, rather than third party cookies. The first party cookies can only be read by this website.

Google Analytics: _ga _gid _gat

  • Cookies set by to enable Watershed to analyse the website using Google Analytics.
  • This information is anonymous and No Personally Identifiable Information is gathered from users.
  • We use this information to report to our funders, such as the British Film Institute, and internally for us to better understand how visitors use our websites.

WordPress: wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_logged_in_[hash],  wp-settings-[user_id], wp-settings-time-[user_id], wordpress_sec_[hash], wp-postpass_[hash]

  • The BFIFAB website is built on the popular WordPress open source platform and uses a number of cookies for logged in users only. These cookies test for whether cookies are enabled, indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, are used customise your view of the admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface, to store authentication details and to control access to password protected areas of the site.

Third party cookies

On this website we may embed content from third parties such as YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook. These sites may deliver their own cookies. We do not have any control over these third party cookies and you should visit their websites to find out more about their use of cookies.

How do I restrict or delete cookies?

Your web browser should allow you to restrict or delete cookies set by this Site. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you can visit which provides general information about cookies and how you can manage cookies on your computer.

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