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This website uses cookies and this policy tells you what cookies are, how we use them, how you can disable them and the types of cookies we use.

By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device.

This policy covers:

This Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with our Site Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files (containing an arbitrary unique anonymous ID number) that are stored on your device when you visit our website; they allow information about your visit to be recorded, and enable websites to recognise a user anonymously based on information stored in the cookie.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

Session Cookies
These remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted; they are generally used in order for the site to operate.

Persistent Cookies
These remain on your device for a longer period and can be deleted manually or automatically depending on the duration rules.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To let you do things on our website – for example, if you make a donation or shop and pay for goods via our on-line shop, cookies remember where you are in the process from page to page.
  • To analyse the performance of our website – for example collecting anonymous statistics on the use of our website; we use Google analytics for this.
  • To improve your experience of our website – for example, make navigation easier, allow our web pages to be displayed correctly, remembering your preferences, privacy/consent choices etc.
  • Social media – for example, if you use Facebook, Twitter or other social media that we’re linked to, cookies can help smooth the sharing process between our site and your online feeds.

The cookies used by NWAA on this site are conceived so as to be used only by us or those 3rd parties working on our behalf.

Will cookies collect my personal details?

No – cookie technology does not collect information that allows you to become personally identifiable. It might be used to identify you as a unique but anonymous visitor to a website.

Disabling or clearing cookies

You are free to disable and/or clear some or all of the cookies our website leaves on your device at any time; however, please note that the website may not work properly if you do this.

Simply use the available tools on your browser which allows you to do this, these are usually found in your browser’s ‘Options, Settings or Preferences’ menu. You can also visit ‘All About Cookies’ www.allaboutcookies.org for further information.

Cookie Name Purpose Description Duration
__utma Identifying Unique Visitors To help us make our website better for you, we use Google’s Analytic tools. This sets cookies which collect useful information, like how many people visit our site, which pages they like most, how long they stay, and where on the web they come here from. If you don’t want to be part of these stats, you can opt -out of Google Analytics cookies [1]. Or simply delete your cookies at the end of each session, as described below.
This cookie is set to lets us know you have chosen to set your cookie limits.
2 years
__utmb Determining Visitor Session 1 hour
__utmc session
__utmz Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation 6 months

Google Analytics

This Site also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how Users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in this manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to contact us

Please use the appropriate contact details (email, phone or mail) as shown here if you wish to exercise any of your rights or if you have any other questions relating to our use of your information.

NWAA may update this policy at any time, so please check this page regularly to ensure you are kept up–to–date. This policy was last updated on 13/11/2015.

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