Privacy and Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users. Our systems use cookies to manage data in the membership sign up process.

However, this functionality will not work properly without cookies. Enabling cookies ensures a smooth, efficient visit to our website.

The cookies used by FOWA does not contain any of your personal information (name, address, email address, payment details) and we can't use them to find out who you are. A few examples of where we use them include: proceeding through membership and donation transactions, fill out our survey (members only) and allowing you to share content with friends on social media networks.

FOWA's cookies

Here's a list of the cookies we use, and what we use them for:

Functional Cookies

  1. PHPSESSID cookie this cookie is for functional purposes, which include processing membership and donation transactions as well as our survey. This cookie will expire at the end of each browsing session.
  2. Cookies This particular cookie simply checks to see if a user can accept cookies.
  3. style_cookie functional styling cookie when visiting the FOWA forum.
  4. phpbb3_sy3iz_u, phpbb3_sy3iz_k, phpbb3_sy3iz_sid used for identifying whether a user has a valid session to use the FOWA forum.

Third-Party Cookies

  1. utma, utmb, utmc, utmx, utmz cookies these cookies enable the function of Google Analytics, software that we use to help analyse anonymous visitor information such as pages visited, time spent on site, browser usage etc. The data can only be viewed by relevant staff at Friends of Westonbirt.
  2. Social media buttons Social media buttons, such as Twitter and Facebook, on our news pages use a cookie associated with your account to identify whether you have "Tweeted" or "Liked" a particular page and/or to display preferences.

Managing your cookies

Please note that you can manage, control or delete cookies in your browser. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Further details can found here