Use of Cookies


The NRA does not use cookies on its website. However, it does make use of several online tools that do use cookies. This policy explains why we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they help some websites remember your username and preferences, analyse how well the website is performing, or even allow the website to recommend content it believes will be most relevant to visitors.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username – but it is worth noting that most browsers will also offer to remember usernames and passwords on many websites.

Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help us to get the most out of our website. You may disable the use of cookies within your Browser – please see the ‘Help’ section for your chosen Browser. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain functions within our website do not work properly

Do we track whether users open our emails?

Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at ICO Cookies guide. If you have any queries regarding this Cookie Policy please contact our Privacy Officer by e-mail at This document was last updated on 26th July 2018

Names of Cookies used

Necessary Cookie Name Purpose
PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests.
Statistics Cookies Name Purpose
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga




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 an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
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