1/ What are cookies?

Like many other websites, our website uses cookies to collect data.  A cookie is a small amount of data placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

2/ How we use cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information on how people use our site including visitor numbers and which parts of the site they visit. This information helps us to make improvements to our site.

3/ The cookies we use

We use cookies in several places on this website which are listed below:

These will be confirmed once the site is ‘live’ for a couple of weeks.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy

The relevant cookies are:

TBC, as above.

Google Analytics cookies: _ga, _gid, _gat. For more information see https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

4/ Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites including the Charity Commission, the Information Commissioner’s Office, Twitter and Google Maps. These websites will have their own privacy policies and may collect and use your personal information in a different way to us. You should read their own privacy policy.

5/ Managing and deleting cookies

Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse a cookie or ask your browser to show you where a cookie has been set up. Certain services are only activated by the presence of a cookie and, if you choose to refuse cookies, particular features of this website may not be available to you.

A number of websites, including AboutCookies and AllAboutCookies provide information on how to delete them from your computer.