Skip to main content


A cookie is a small piece of data, which is stored on your device (eg. computer or mobile device).

Here at Practical Action, we use cookies to:

  • collect data on how visitors use our website
  • allow targeted advertising on other websites

We don’t store any information that would identify you personally in the cookies we create, but we do look at trends and patterns to try to improve your experience of using our website.

You don’t have to do anything to accept cookies set by Practical Action: by continuing to use this site you are giving your consent to receive them. If you do want to block cookies, you need to do this by changing the settings in your browser to reject them from this site.

Read more on how to manage cookies


Cookies that we use

Here are a list of the cookies that we use and what we use them for. In common with many sites, we have classified them as:

  • necessary – cookies required to enable key functions on our site such as Practical Answers registration and download
  • performance – used to enhance site performance. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a user. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
  • functionality – used for particular site functions that are not essential to using this site
  • advertising – used to place Practical Action advertising on third-party sites

Session cookies are placed on your device for the duration of your browsing session, and are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain for a certain number of days or months.


Cookie name

What it’s used for

Type of cookies


__utmz, __utma, __utmb, __utmc These cookies are set by Google Analytics to allow us to monitor traffic performance – collects anonymous information on pages visited persistent – 182 days
CakeCookie[Comments][Node] This cookie records user preferences for the display of comment threads. functionality – remembers choices you make to improve your experience persistent – 14 days
PHPSESSID This cookie is set by our Nepali dairy portal to serve information on dairy products in Nepal functionality – remembers choices you make to improve your experience session
PHPSESSION This cookie is set by our Schools resource database, to display resources based on your filters functionality – remembers choices you make to improve your experience session


This is a list of cookies set by our core site, Other websites, such as social media sites, may also set cookies if you click on links to their site

Read a full list of third-party cookies

  • Further information

    You can find out more about our approach to data protection and privacy here

    If you would like to make an enquiry about data protection, update the information we hold about you, request or opt out of receiving marketing communications from us or change the way we process your information, you can let us know in the following ways:

    Email: [email protected]
    Post: Supporter Services, Practical Action, The Robbins Building, 25 Albert Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2SD, United Kingdom
    Phone: 0800 389 1624

  • Contact us

    If you have any questions about this policy,  or would like to let us know you do not wish to receive any future information or updates from us, please write to the Data Controller at this address:

    Data Controller,
    Practical Action,
    The Robbins Building
    25 Albert Street
    Rugby, Warwickshire
    CV21 2SD, United Kingdom

    Tel:        +44 (0) 1926 634400
    e-mail:  [email protected]