Saint Swithins Church - Parish of Walcot

Cookie Statement

Our site uses small amounts of data stored on your computer called 'cookies' to collect information about how visitors use the website. You can control what cookies, if any, are stored on your computer. Find out more about cookies below.

What are ‘cookies?

Essentially cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.

Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs which help to make your experience on websites as smooth as possible. For example, they let you move between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

For more information about Cookies please visit - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies

How you can control your cookies

Please remember that St Swithins does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you although, as explained above, we may combine information from your registration with the data we get from the web analytics services we use and their cookies (or similar technologies) to analyse how you and other people use our Digital Products and Services in detail.

These cookies are set to improve your experience on our websites and to enable you to benefit from specific features and to set preferences. However, there are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect St Swithins cookies. These changes will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).

Controlling what cookies are stored on your computer

You can set your devices to:

  • Accept all cookies
  • Tell you when a cookie is being received
  • Not receive cookies

Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Rejecting cookies

If you want to restrict or block the cookies set by St Swithins you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' menu in your browser should explain how you can do this, as well as how to delete cookies from your computer. For more information, see the 'About cookies' website.

How to control or delete cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Common Cookies Used on This Site

Google Analytics cookies

St Swithins uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the site.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For more information about Google Analytics Cookies please visit - https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

Google Maps

Pages that have Google maps, Google sets a number of cookies. Please read the Google maps privacy policy http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/policies/privacy/

Session Cookies

Cookies that last for just the duration of someone’s visit are called session cookies. When the browser is closed the cookie info is lost.

These are not "tracking cookies" and used for temporarily storing anything a website might need, usually functional - e.g.:

  • - Shopping basket
  • - Form data (e.g. for multi-page forms)
  • - Any type of login / customer area