The Parish of Ockbrook & Borrowash
"Making Christian disciples, who love God, love one another, and live out God's love in the world"

Cookie Policy


1.      WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files, which are placed/downloaded to your computer, mobile or other device by websites you visit including this one.  This is to improve your experience.  They are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.  This is common practice with almost all professional websites.

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 Cookies from being stores.

However please note that deleting or disabling Cookies may downgrade or affect certain areas of this site’s functionality and you may not be able access certain features or areas. 

2.      HOW WE USE COOKIES

We use Cookies for various reasons as 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.  We recommend 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 somewhere on the site.

3.      MANAGING, DISABLING AND ENABLING COOKIES

You have the ability to accept or decline Cookies from any website by modifying the settings in your browser (see your browser help section on how to do this).  If you wish to restrict or block the Cookies, which are set by our website, you can do this through your browser settings.

Please be aware disabling or deleting Cookies set by this website could affect the functionality of this and many other websites you visit.  Disabling Cookies will usually result in disabling certain areas or features of this website.  Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable Cookies. 

For more information about how to control Cookies you can either use the “Help” function within your browser or please visit the following sites

www.aboutcookies.org or

www.allaboutcookies.org

4.      THE COOKIES WE SET

  • Email, Newsletter, Contact Us, Prayer Request, Booking Form

This site offers one or all of Email/Newletter/Contact Us/Prayer Request/Booking Form request services and Cookies may be used to remember if you have already registered and whether to show certain notifications, which might only be valid to subscribe/unsubscribe users.

  • Forms related Cookies

When you submit data through one of our forms such as those found on our Contact Us, Prayer Request pages or you comment on one of our blogs/news items Cookies may be set to remember user details for future correspondence.

  • Site Preference Cookies

To provide you with a great experience whilst using the site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it.  To remember your preferences, we need to set Cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page affected by your preference.

5.      THIRD PARTY COOKIES

In some special cases we also use Cookies provided by trusted third parties.  The following section details which third party Cookies we use:

  • Google (Analytics, Adwords, Doubleclick, Adsense)

The site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web.  It helps us understand how visitors use our site and as a result helps us make decisions on how we can improve your experience.  These cookies may track and collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.  This enables us to continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics Cookies information, click here for more information

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites (not just ours) you can visit Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on

In other cases such as Google Adwords Cookies are likely to be used to optimise adverts you see around the internet and will allow us to target you with adverts after you leave this website.

  • AddThis 

The _atuvc cookie is created ad read by the AddThis Sharing Javascipt in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the AddThis share count cache is updated.  No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.

  • Social Media Buttons

We also have links and/or plugins to our social media channels, which allow you to connect with your social media network in various ways.  The Social Media sites currently include Facebook, and for these to work these sites will set Cookies through our site, which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes as outlined in their respective privacy policies.

  • Email Marketing

We are currently reviewing which Email Marketing platform we will use and will update this page with relevant information in due course

All Saints’ Ockbrook with St Stephen’s Borrowash Parochial Church Council does not have any control over the way 3rd Party sites use your data.  You should read their respective privacy policies to find out what happens to any data that these services collect when you use them.

6.      CHANGES TO THIS COOKIE POLICY

We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time.  Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

7.      YOUR AGREEMENT

By continuing to use our site, having seen our cookie notice, we assume that you consent to the use of the cookies outlined above.  We may use a persistent cookie to remember your preference and avoid showing you our cookie notice repeatedly.

8.      FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to know more about how we use Cookies, please contact us using our Contact Us form  For more information about, privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following:

Website Terms and Conditions

Data Privacy Policy

9.      REVIEW OF THIS POLICY

We keep this policy under regular review. This Cookies Policy is effective 31.03.2020

December 2020
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