Blue Cross website uses cookies to improve your user experience. A cookie is a simple text file that our website stores in your browser so that our website can remember your preferences.

The cookies we use make the Blue Cross website faster and easier for you to use. We also use cookies to market our services to you.

We do not pass the information stored in these cookies to anyone else and other websites cannot access the cookie files stored in your browser. We to not disclose the information to third parties except when required to by law – for example, when requested to by law enforcement agencies or government bodies.

You can delete the cookies stored in your browser at any point through your browser preferences. (If you delete your Blue Cross cookies and then visit our website again, our website won’t recognise you and will ask you to accept our cookies again!)

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, we make use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies we use


Pet rehoming

Enables us to securely identify your session when logged in in order to rehome a pet

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Real time site speed monitoring

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Enables us to ensure the cache service we use is securely connected with you    

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​Google Analytics

Used to track the number of users on our site

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Our content management system uses this to determine whether you can use javascript, so we can optimise your experience on our site

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Google DoubleClick

This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site.

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— Page last updated 29/06/2017