Our Cookie Policy...

This Cookie Policy is intended to inform you how Stourbridge District Scouts use a technology called “cookies” and web server logs on this website. This Policy should also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.

 

What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.

 

What types of cookies does this website use?

There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary”, “Performance”, “Functionality” and “Targeting”. Whilst we attempt to keep the cookies that we use to a minimum we may use the first three of these catagories. You can find out more about each of these cookie categories below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.

Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how you have used the Service, for example, information related to the unique username you have provided, so that less strain is placed on our backend infrastructure. These cookies may also be used to allow us to know that you have logged in so that we can serve you fresher content than a user who has never logged in. We also use cookies to track aggregate Service usage and experiment with new features and changes on the Service. The information collected is used to improve how the Service works.

Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow us to remember how you’re logged in, whether you chose to no longer see advertisements, whether you made an edit to an article on the Service while logged out, when you logged in or out, the state or history of Service tools you’ve used. These cookies also allow us to tailor the Service to provide enhanced features and content for you and to remember how you’ve customized the Service in other ways, such as customizing the toolbars we offer in the right column of every page. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.

 

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

 

Which cookies are in use currently on this site?

Below you will find a table of the cookies currently used on this site:

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time-2WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session
catAccCookies1Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies.30 days

 

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you, but you may wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website and you can do this through your browser settings. The list of browsers below will take you to browser specific instructions to block and remove cookies, but you can also visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this and also information on how to delete cookies as well as more information about cookies.

Internet Explorer
Firefox
Google Chrome
Opera
Safari
Android
Windows Phone

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

 

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, www.stourbridgescouts.org makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.