As a charity it’s important to us to make the best use of our limited resources, both financial and the time our volunteers devote to running and maintaining the website.

To understand how users interact with our website and make the best use of our resources we use cookies (small text files placed on your computer) to monitor our web traffic and make the website function effectively. 

This includes managing your viewing session, serving pages correctly and login access to restricted areas (where available).

You can learn more about cookies here.

Consent to the use of cookies

By using the website you consent to the use of cookies. We let you know about this when you first visit the site – a header banner clearly displays the fact cookies are used and that you consent to their use, either by clicking the “OK” button by continuing to browse the site.

Technical Information

Categories of cookies

Cookies used on the site may be categorised as follows:

CategoryType of Cookies 
1 – NecessaryNecessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information. 
2 – Performance CookiesThese cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. 
3 – Functionality CookiesThese cookies may be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or listening to audio. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. 
4 – Targeting or Advertising CookiesOur website does not use this category of cookie. Cookies in this category may however be set by third parties. 
5 – Third Party CookiesOur website uses other internet services that do use cookies. This includes fundraising tools, multi-media and social media services (including embedded YouTube services). We can’t control whether such cookies are set as they are set by the third party providers.
Please refer to: easyfundraising (including Easysearch) and YouTube for information about the cookies that they set.

Cookies used on this site

None of the cookies set contain personally identifiable information.

Cookie NameCategorySet byDescriptionDuration
cookie_notice_accepted 2this site records user consent to cookies 1 month

Cookies set by third parties

Cookie NameCategorySet byDescriptionDuration
_GRECAPTCHA5Googleused to provide spam protection in contact formssession
yt-remote-device-id5YouTubeused to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTubepersistent
yt-remote-connected-devices5YouTubeused to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
CONSENT5YouTube set via embedded youtube-videos to registers anonymous statistical data.16 years, 2 months, 1 day

Social Network Buttons

Social media plug-ins of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or services with user-generated content features are integrated into our site and are clearly marked (e.g. with a Facebook button). If you choose to click on one of these buttons or links, your browser connects directly to the servers of the relevant social network. The other website’s privacy policy applies to any personal information you provide to that website. If you do not want the social network to collect the information about you, please review the privacy policy of the relevant social network and/or log out of the relevant social network before you click on the button or other link.

Auditing Site Cookies

As we develop and update our website the type and number of cookies set may change. We carry out regular cookie audits and the information detailed above is the latest we have available. Depending on which browser you use to view the site you can double check the cookies currently set on each web page as follows:

In Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge

a. Right click in the browser window (if running AppleMac use a two finger click or the control+click method.

b. In the window which appears choose the “Inspect” option.

c. In the split screen which appears choose the “Application” tab (you may have to expand the split screen to see it).

d. In the menu which appears select “Cookies” under the “Storage” heading.

e. Check “Installed Cookies”.

This will display details of the cookies set by the site and allow you to check whether they are session cookies or cookies which are set for a specific duration. You will also be able to see which cookies are set by the site and which are set by third parties.

In Mozilla Firefox

a. Right click in the browser window (if running AppleMac use a two finger click or the control+click method.

b. Choose “Inspect Element”.

c. Choose “Storage” in the menu bar at the top of the split screen window.

d. Choose “Cookies”.

This will display a menu of the domains which set cookies. Choosing the relevant domain will give details of the cookies set.

In Opera

a. Click on the Opera icon.

b. Choose “Developer” from the drop down menu.

c. Choose “Developer Tools”.

Then proceed with steps c. d. and e. as in Google Chrome.

In Safari

a. Right click in the browser window.

b. Choose “Inspect Element” (if you can’t see the “Inspect Element” option go to “Safari > Preference” from the toolbar. From the preferences go to “Advanced” and select ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar‘).

c. After choosing “Inspect Element” the developer console will open up. Choose the “Storage” tab then click on “Cookies”.

This will display the cookies currently set by the site.

Additional Cooking Management

You can see the cookies stored on your browser and delete all or selected cookies via your browser’s privacy settings.

Our Mailing List

If you subscribe to our Mailing List we will keep details of your name and e-mail address for the purposes of keeping you up to date with our activities and advising you of forthcoming events unless you contact us to advise you no longer wish us to do so. We will include an option to unsubscribe in any e-mails we send to you.

Thank you for taking the time to read our Privacy and Cookie Policy. We hope you found it helpful. You can obtain more information on the Society’s Data Protection practices in our Data Protection and Retention Policy.