Cookies and opt-out

Since a change in EU internet law, we’re required to inform you of the following information regarding cookies.
If you have genuine concerns, please get in touch with Ben Evans.

Our website occasionally uses a technology known as cookies to store small amounts of data on our visitors’ computers or devices. You’ll have come across them if you log into any intranet or webmail and find you’re still logged in when you next visit that secure page… that functionality is down to… cookies! Hooray!

By using this website you agree that we can place cookies on your computer unless you change your browser settings. Our cookies cannot be used to identify you. In fact, we believe there is no reason for any concern over any of the cookies used on our website; however certain users may have privacy concerns or consider some cookies to be intrusive. Below we outline what cookies we use and why, to help you make an informed choice. Cookie audit date: Jan 2015.

You can simply Opt-out (click for more info )

You may set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a web site tries to place cookies in your browser program. For your convenience, additional information about how to manage cookies for major browsers please follow the following links:



Internet Explorer:


First-party cookies

These are cookies set by ourselves or the software running on our website. These are generally required for correct operation of certain parts of the website and generally only last for the duration of your browser session.

We have listed our first-party cookies below, along with their purpose and expiry period.


Name: Analytics

Expires: At the end of your session (when you close your browser)

Analytics is a tool made by Google, which we use to track visitor statistics. We do not store any information in this (session) cookie, although it is generated automatically when you visit our site, and simply gives us an idea of how many visitors we have to our pages.



Expires: At the end of your session (when you close your browser)

These are the international owners of the domain, of which all Diocesan websites are subdomains (, etc etc). We do not store any information in this (session) cookie, although it is generated automatically when you visit our site.


Name: WordPress (if you login to our intranet or news/blog sites)

Expires: If you click ‘Remember me’ when you login, this doesn’t expire until you next log out.

Just like any blogging software, ours uses cookies to remember you so you don’t have to login every time you visit. If you don’t want the cookie, that’s fine just log out and when you next login, untick the ‘remember me’ box. If you don’t have a login for these sites, you don’t have the cookie! Simples!


Third-party cookies

Some of the functionality of the site uses third-party plugins, for example social media buttons (Facebook, Twitter etc.). These may use cookies created by such a third-party service and although we have chosen to integrate the services with our website, we do not have control over the cookies set by these services.

We use these services as a convenience to our visitors and on the basis that the providing party adheres to their privacy and/or data use policies. (See Further Information below).

Because they are outside our control, the detail of these cookies may change, so we have listed some information and links about the respective third parties to help you find out more. The actual cookies may also vary depending whether you are logged into those social media sites when browsing our website.


ShareThis buttons:

These are found at the bottom of every WordPress article, used if you choose to promote Diocesan news to your friends (you know you want to!)

View the ShareThis Privacy Policy.


Google Custom Search & Youtube videos:

We use this to provide a convenient site search function across the website, or to embed video content in pages or articles. YouTube is owned by Google.

View the Google Privacy Policy.



Controlling and Blocking Cookies

We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to block cookies from this website (or any other), you can do so by modifying your browser settings. Your browser’s Help function should advise you on how to do this. For more information about cookies, visit


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