Home-Start Conwy's Cookies Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. Cookies are widely used so that our website works in the way it should and to make sure your preferred settings are remembered.

Use of Cookies.

Home-Start Conwy’s website uses cookies to:

  • Make our website run effectively; for example, to load faster, show videos and display images
  • To help us understand how people use our website, so we can improve our services
  • Track our external marketing activity so that we can optimise its performance

For more information about how we process personal data, please read our Privacy Policy below

Consenting to Cookies.

The first time you access our website, you will be asked if you consent to receiving essential and non-essential cookies. 

If you agree, cookies will be retained on your browser for that visit and for each time you subsequently access the website.  

If you decline, they will not be retained on your browser. Please note, you cannot decline essential cookies as they are essential for our site to work. 

If you want to opt out of using cookies in future, you can do so. Simply revisit the cookies banner, which is available on every webpage, and choose your preferences. It is important to note that if you change your settings to block cookies, our website may not function effectively. 

First-party and Third-party Cookies.

Home-Start Conwy's website uses both first and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are set by Home-Start Conwy’s website and only this website can read them. Third-party cookies are set by external websites. You can turn these off by using the cookies banner, which is available on every webpage. More details are below about the first and third-party cookies we collect. Session and persistent cookies

Cookies exist on your computer for varying length of time. Some cookies will only last as long as your online session. These are called ‘session’ cookies. Others will remain on your computer after you have left our website and closed your browser. These are called ‘persistent’ cookies. We use persistent cookies to remember your settings for future visits to our website, whereas session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. You can find further details about the expiry of each cookie in the list below:

Essential cookies

Essential cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like:

  • Access to secure areas of the website and logins (none at present)
  • Bot detection to prevent against spam
  • Your choice whether you consented to save non-essential cookies or not

This website cannot function properly without these cookies. 

Non-essential cookies

Non-essential cookies add features to this website, but aren't considered necessary for the site to function properly, such as:

  • Analytics data, which helps us to optimise our marketing activity
  • Complex tracking, which further enhances our ability to understand user behaviour and optimise our marketing activity


Cookie name(s) and expiry: Webanalytics (session)

First or third party? First

Purpose: The Webanalytics cookie contains a visitor ID. This is used to track visitors' navigation and interaction on the website for internal website-optimization.

Can I disable these cookies? Yes. To disable these cookies you must click to receive essential cookies only in the cookies banner. 

Google Analytics

Cookie name(s) and expiry: _ga (two years), _gat (one day), _gid (one day)

First or third party? Third

Purpose: The ga_ and _gid cookies register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. The _gat cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. 

Can I disable these cookies? Yes. To disable these cookies you must click to receive essential cookies only in the cookies banner.

Google Maps

Cookie name(s) and expiry: _gm. (session)

First or third party? Third

Purpose: The gm_ cookie is used to display maps. The following data is collected: IP address and location information

Can I disable these cookies? Yes. To disable these cookies you must click to receive essential cookies only in the cookies banner. Google Maps also offers an opt-out option across all domains. For more information, visit https://safety.google/privacy/privacy-controls/

Links to other websites 

Home-Start Conwy's website contains links to other websites run by other organisations. This policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy policies on the other websites you visit. The Fundraising Regulator is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites, even if you access them using links from our website. 

If you accessed Home-Start Conwy's website through a link from a third-party site, we are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site. We recommend that you check the privacy policy of that third-party site.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we may make to this policy in the future will be posted on this website. Please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with our use of cookies. 

We keep this policy under regular review. If we make any significant changes, we’ll make this clear on this website. 

This policy was last updated in December 2022. 

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Home-Start Conwy's Privacy Policy

  • Processing  personal data
  • Processing donations
  • Provide the identity and contact details of the data controller in your company (GDPR)
  • Disclose that the visitor is entitled to access, correct, delete and limit processing of personal data (GDPR)
  • Disclose that the visitor is entitled to receive personal data so that they can be used by another processor (GDPR)
  • Disclose that the visitor has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (GDPR)
  • Please also check that log files in your web servers do not contain personal data such as the IP address

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