Cookie Policy

1.       Introduction

1.1     Our website uses cookies.

1.2     We will ask you to consent to our Privacy and Cookie Policies when you first visit our website and at certain other times later.

2.       About cookies

2.1     A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2     Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3     Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information (if any) that is stored about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2.4     Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

3        Our Cookies

3.1     We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

3.2     The names of our the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
1P_JARThird PartyPersistant (1 Month)This YouTube cookie is used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.
BIGipServerZebedeeFirst PartySessionPart of the back-end architecture of the hosting service that manages the site. It belongs to the class of “load-balancing cookies”. This website is hosted on multiple servers; when you visit the site, you are assigned to one of these servers for the current session.
CONSENTThird PartyPersistantThis is a YouTube cookie of unknown purpose.
IDEThird PartyPersistant (1 Year)This is a YouTube advertising cookie.
NIDThird PartyPersistant (6 Months)This YouTube cookie contains a unique ID which YouTube uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language
PREFThird PartyPersistant (8 Months)This is a YouTube cookie of unknown purpose.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThird PartyPersistant (6 Months)A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old.
wp-settings-1First PartyPersistant (1 Year)Wordpress sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wp-settings-time-1First PartyPersistant (1 Year)Wordpress sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
YSCThird PartySessionThis cookie is used when watching embedded Youtube videos on the website.

4.       Analytical cookies

4.1     We currently only use the statistical information provided by the web server.  Therefore we do not use analytical cookies.

5.        YouTube

5. 1     YouTube is a platform owned by Google and which allows short videos to be shared across the Internet.  We use YouTube technology to display any videos concerning the Church and its activities on this website.  YouTube does utilise cookies and further information regarding YouTube privacy, safety and cookies can be found by accessing the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/policies/#staying-safe

and

https://policies.google.com/

6.       Blocking or Deleting Cookies

6.1     All browsers allow you to block or delete cookies.  To discover how to do this click one of the links below:

https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/

or

(Please note that the website to which the following link points is very slow loading)
http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2

7.      Our details

7.1    This website is owned and operated by St Martin’s Methodist Church.

7.2        You can contact us by writing to the business address or email address given below, or by telephone on 01925 495454.

St Martin’s Methodist Church
Gig Lane, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4EE
01925 495454
chris.betts3@ntlworld.com