Cookie Policy for Southall Black Sisters

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies…

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

Email: info@southallblacksisters.org.uk

Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 Our website uses cookies.

1.2 Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

2. About cookies

2.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

3. Cookies that we use

3.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) Authentication – we use cookies to identify you and primarily to verify you are a legitimate visitor and not a spam or malware bot when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose are: wordfence_verifiedHuman);

(b) Website Performance – we use cookies to monitor server load to improve the performance of the website and to preserve user session states across page requests, this used to keep logged in users logged in when moving around the website (cookies used for this purpose are: PHPSESSID; DYNSRV);

(c) Improve Ease of Use for Users – we use cookies enable auto-fill options when filling out forms and for PayPal to remember users in order to speed up the checkout process (cookies used for this purpose are: wfvt_#; PYPF);

(d) Security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect our website’s visitors, user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally (cookies used for this purpose are: wordfence_verifiedHuman);

(e) Audience Demographics – we use cookies from Facebook and Google Advertising services (doubleclick.net) to gain a better insight into the demographic make-up of our website visitors, data such as gender, age and location. We may in future use this information for developing marketing campaigns to promote our work and solicit donations (cookies users for this purpose are: fr; tr; r/collect;

(f) Analysis – we use cookies to collect information such as user location, browser, browser language, screen resolution and device type to help us to ensure that our website meets the needs of our users (cookies used for this purpose are: 01AI;

(g) Cookie Consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally (cookies used for this purpose are: CookieConsent).

(h) Gathering Website Usage Information – we use cookies to report on website usage statistics such as visitors, page views, average time spent on the site, traffic sources, content engagement actions and search terms used to find the website (cookies used for this purpose are: __utma; __utmb; __utmc; __utmt; __utmz).

4. Cookies used by our service providers

4.1 Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

4.2 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: __utma; __utmb; __utmc; __utmt; __utmz.

4.3 We use Twitter to embed tweets and video in some blog posts. This service uses cookies for collecting anonymous website usage data such as the number of visits, which pages have been viewed and average time spent on the site for the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines. The relevant cookies are: _twitter_sess; ct0; external_referer; guest_id; personalization_id.

We use YouTube to embed videos in some blog posts. This service uses cookies for registering a unique ID to track which videos users have seen and interaction statistics. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://twitter.com/privacy. The relevant cookies are PREF; VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE; YSC.

5. Managing cookies

5.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links: (a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome); (b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox); (c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera); (d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer); (e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and (f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

5.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

5.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

6. Cookie preferences

6.1 You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by visiting: https://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/privacy-centre/privacy-settings

7. Our details

7.1 This website is owned and operated by Southall Black Sisters.

7.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 3037955, and our registered office is at 21 Avenue Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3BL.

7.3 Our principal place of business is at 21 Avenue Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3BL.

7.4 You can contact us:

(a) by post, to the postal address given above;

(b) using our website contact form;

(c) by telephone, on 0208 571 9595 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Policy updated 25th May 2018

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