cookies and further information about cookies.
What Are Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A
cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Church website or a third-party
to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the Church website more useful to
Cookies can be “session” cookies (which last only for the duration of your web or
application session and expire when you close your browser or exit the application) or
“persistent” (used to remember you when you return to use the Church website and, as
such, will last longer).
When you use and access the Church website, we may place a number of cookie files
in your web browser.
preferences, to enable marketing delivery and to help evaluate and compile aggregated
statistics about user activity.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Church website and we use different
types of cookies to run the Church website:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These enable you to navigate and use all the
features in the Church website. We may also use these cookies to
authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without
these cookies you cannot use the Church website.
- Functionality Cookies: These enable us to remember you have visited the
Church website before, preferences you may have indicated and information
you have provided to us in order to provide enhanced functionality and
- Performance and Analytical Cookies: This information is used to make
sure the Church Website can cope with the volume of users, to help us
correct errors, and to measure use across the Church website. These cookies
help us see if you have visited the Church website before, so we can identify
the number of unique users we receive. They also help us understand how
long you spend on the Church website and from where you are accessing
- Retargeting or Advertising Cookies: in addition to our own cookies, we
may also use various third-parties cookies, for example, Google Analytics, to
analyse statistical information from users of the Church Website. We might be
able to associate such information with other information which we collect
from you once we receive it from a third party. These cookies collect
information about the pages you visit and also other information about other
websites you visit. This information is only collected by reference to the
cookie identifier that you are using.
- We also collect information using web beacons, also known as ‘pixels’. Web
beacons are electronic images that can be used in the Church website or
emails. We use web beacons to deliver cookies, track the number of visits to
the Church website, understand usage and know whether an email has been
opened and acted upon.
We can use third-party service providers to provide site metrics and other analytics
This Cookies Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third-party
cookies, web beacons, or other tracking technologies, which are covered by such third
parties” cookies and privacy policies.
Examples of our third-party service providers used by the Church website include:
- Elvanto, MailChimp, Fluro, WooCommerce, WordPress, Blubrry and Google
Analytics, Yoast SEO and iTunes.
Your Choices Regarding Cookies
Most web and mobile device browsers are set to automatically accept cookies by
default. However, you can change your browser settings to prevent automatic
acceptance of cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is set. If you’d like to delete
pages of your web browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse
to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features on the Church website,
you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display