Last updated 17/12/18
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
Types of cookies
We use different types of cookies to run our websites, some or all of the cookies identified in the list below may be stored in your browser. Cookies are divided into two categories:
First-party cookies are created by the website you visit directly. For example, if you visit welcomechurches.org, the site will create cookies and save them to your computer.
Third-party cookies are created by other parties, not our sites. We, like most other website owners, use online tools to create the content on our pages, some or all of which will also create a cookie (e.g. Mailchimp.com or Vimeo.com) and save it to your computer. As these cookies are not created by our site, they are classified as third-party cookies.
On your first visit to this site, a pop up box with details on our Cookie Notice will be presented. If you choose not to take any action, the pop-up will manifest itself every time you visit our site until you close the pop-up.
How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Cookies used on this site
In addition to four first-party cookies, this website sets cookies from several third-parties, some of which may be required for certain functionality of the website. These include:
google.com (used for analytics)
Further details on several of our cookies can be found below. Not all of them may be present on your browser at any given time.
|Google Analytics||What does it do?||For how long?|
|_gat||Limits number of tracking requests, but does not store any user information||1 minute|
|_gid||Distinguishes unique users, so collects information about how visitors use a site, e.g., the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited||24 hours|
|_ga||Distinguishes unique users||2 years|
|Squarespace||What does it do?||For how long?|
|ss_cpvisit||Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site||2 years|
|crumb||Prevents malicious attempts to tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone is logged in||Session (the period you are on the webpage|