Effective Date: 25 May 2018
What Are Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Church Web Site or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the Church Website more useful to you.
Cookies can be “session” cookies (which last only for the duration of your web or application session and expire when you close your browser or exit the application) or “persistent” (used to remember you when you return to use the Church Website and, as such, will last longer).
When you use and access the Church Website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Church Website and we use different types of cookies to run the Church Website:
Strictly necessary cookies: These enable you to navigate and use all the features in the Church Website. We may also use these cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies you cannot use the Church Website.
Performance and Analytical Cookies: This information is used to make sure the Church Websites can cope with the volume of users, to help us correct errors, and to measure use across the Church Website. These cookies help us see if you have visited the Church Website before so we can identify the number of unique users we receive. They also help us understand how long you spend on the Church Website and from where you are accessing them. We use Google Analytics to analyse statistical information from users of the Church Website. These cookies collect information about the pages you visit and also other information about other websites you visit. This information is only collected by reference to the cookie identifier that you are using. For more information visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.
We also collect information using web beacons, also known as “pixels”. Web beacons are electronic images that can be used in the Church Website or emails. We use web beacons to deliver cookies, track the number of visits to the Church Website, understand usage, and know whether an email has been opened and acted upon.
We can use third-party service providers to provide site metrics and other analytics services.
This Cookies Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third-party cookies, web beacons, or other tracking technologies, which are covered by such third parties’ cookies and privacy policies.
Examples of our third-party service providers used by the Church Websites include:
• Google Analytics
• WordPress Session
• Google Maps cookie
Your Choices Regarding Cookies
Find More Information About Cookies
You can learn more about cookies, including information on how to block cookies, on the following third-party websites: