Cookie Policy


Last updated: February 2021
Previous Version: February 2021

 

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
 
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

 
Cookies do not typically contain any information that identifies a user, but other information that we hold about you may be linked to the information stored in, and obtained from, cookies. We categorise cookies by reference to their purpose.

Cookie Categories

 

  • Strictly necessary - These cookies are essential for certain features of our websites to work These cookies do not record identifiable personal information, and we do not need your consent to place these cookies on your device. Without these cookies some services you have asked for cannot be provided.  For example, Cookie ID, Device ID and IP address.  We use these cookies on the legal basis of Legitimate Interest.

 

  • Performance - These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how you use our website. We use Google Analytics to help us understand our website, how it used, and to understand how effective our advertising is. This helps us improve our websites and digital advertising. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  Google Analytics cookies collect aggregate statistical data about how visitors use the Sites so and store information such as what pages users visit, how long they are on the Sites, how they arrived at the Sites, and what they click on. 

  • Functionality - These cookies are used to provide services or remember settings to enhance your visit, for example text size or other preferences. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and does not enable us to track your browsing activity on other websites.

  • Targeting and Advertising - These cookies are used by trusted third parties to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. Information contained in these cookies is anonymous and doesn't contain your personal information. To find out more about cookies used for targeting and advertising follow www.youronlinechoices.com and www.networkadvertising.org.

Cookie Functionality

 

  • Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies - Session cookies expire when you close your browser or if you stay inactive for a certain time.  Persistent cookies will persist even after the browser is closed. They are used to remember you so that you don’t have to re-enter, for example, log-in information every time you revisit our website.

 

  • Managing cookies - If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies placed by our website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you choose to disable all cookies, we cannot guarantee the performance of our websites and some features may not work as expected.

 

Managing Cookies

If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies placed by our website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you choose to disable all cookies, we cannot guarantee the performance of our websites and some features may not work as expected.

The Whitehouse Village Hall website uses cookies

Like most web sites, the Whitehouse Village Hall website uses cookies to:

  • monitor how many visitors use the site, how they find the site, which pages they visit and what computer systems they are using

  • help us improve the site and make it work well for all users

  • help us market the site cost-effectively, keeping our costs down

  • we use cookies to provide you with better service.

Which cookies are used?

This site uses:

  • Google Analytics cookies to monitor how many users are using the site, how they find the site, which pages they visit and what type of devices they are using. As an example, this information can help us see how many users are using mobile phones and how many are using computer monitors of various sizes. We can view reports analysing this information, but we can't identify individual users –

see: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

  • Google cookies to store users' preferences such as preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on

  • Google Translate cookie to store your language preference

  • a cookie storing the user's screen size in pixels, to help deliver the best size of image to that user as they browse around this site

  • a cookie storing the fact that the user has accepted cookies, to prevent users being presented with the cookie consent notice on every page

 

Social Media

Other technologies, such as UDID, ETags, and web or browser cache, have a similar purpose to cookies.  They are used for ad delivery and reporting, which involves the logging of page views or the collection of other data about a computer or device for the purpose of delivering ads or providing advertising-related services, for example, providing a specific advertisement based on a particular type of browser or time of day; statistical reporting in connection with the activity on a website; analytics and analysis; optimization of location of ad placement; ad performance; reach and frequency metrics (e.g., frequency capping); security and fraud prevention; billing; and logging the number and type of ads served on a particular day to a particular website.  We use:
 

  • Facebook Social Plugins:  this enables visitors to engage with us via Facebook and show visitors relevant ads and personalised content on Facebook. To learn more or to opt out, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/help/443483272359009 and https://www.facebook.com/help/247395082112892.
 

Can any of the cookie information identify individuals?

We cannot identify individual users.

 

Granting us permission to use cookies

We presume that users who have their web browsers set up to accept cookies and who continue to use our site, have accepted this site's use of cookies.

Can I stop cookies being saved on my computer?

Users who do not want to have cookies saved on their computers or other devices can block them - see the information below. Users who do not block cookies are presumed to have given their consent to the cookies used on this site.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

Further information:

  • the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) web site is a good source of information about data protection and privacy

  • how to block cookies in your web browser (bear in mind that many web sites may not function normally for you if you do this) –

see: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

  • more information about how Google and YouTube use cookies –

see https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or need any more information, please contact: Secretary@whitehousevillagehall.org 

 

To know more about how we process your personal data, please read our Privacy Notice.