Cookie policy

Reports to IWF can be made completely anonymously. IWF uses cookies to ensure we give you the best experience on our website. The cookies can't identify you. If you continue to use this site we'll assume that you are happy with this.


A cookie is a small text file which is automatically saved on your computer when you visit our website and is used to help track activity across a website. Internet Watch Foundation uses cookies on our website for the following purposes:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help provide anonymous web analytics for our website. Only visits to the report homepage are tracked, visits to the Make a report form are not tracked.

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_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rate 30 minutes

Google Translate

We use Google Translate to provide an easy way for you to translate the page content into your native language.

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googtrans Used to store your language preference Browser session


We use cookies to help increase the user experience of this website.

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seen-cookie-message Used to indicate you have seen the introductory cookie message and to hide it on subsequent visits 30 days

Removing cookies

If you have any concerns about cookies, or want to remove cookies from your computer, please vist All About Cookies which explains how to do this.

Collection of personal information

If you’d prefer to remain completely anonymous, then you can.

But if you’d like to know what happened with your report then we need your email address so that we can send you a confirmation email with your unique reference number.

This way you can contact us for more information about your report and we can contact you if we need more information from you.

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