Web cookies and Analytics

Like many organisations, our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small data file that is downloaded from a website to your computer, to make the site easier to use in a number of ways. For example, it may store details that you submit on the site, such as your personal settings, so you don’t need to enter information more than once.

The Nightshelter uses Google Analytics and AT Internet to monitor how our website is used. They collect information in an anonymous form and will not allow us to identify you or collect any personal information about you. We use these cookies in particular to find out how web users react to our fundraising appeals and campaigns. Analytics does not track your internet activity after leaving the Website, but it gives us a better overall picture of how people interact with the site, and how we can improve our services to our clients and supporters. The information we gather through this process is completely anonymous, and visitors to the site cannot be identified. Cookies are really useful to us and can tell us how many people use our website, the most used functions and pages.

We use some tools on our pages from social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. These links allow you to easily share content from our website to your social media networks. If you use these features, these social media sites may store cookies on your computer/device. information used via these tools is not shown to us, and we do not store any information from them. Please refer to each site’s own privacy policies for more information.

Storing information during your visit

At certain points when you’re on the WCNS website, you may submit information that you want the site to remember during your visit.

This information is only stored in a cookie during the time you’re on our site. We will only store it elsewhere when you give us permission to do so (such as creating a regular payment / donation), and this will be done via our secure systems.

Controlling and deleting cookies on your computer

Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc) normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies. By clicking the message about cookies when you visit our website indicating your consent you are consenting to our use of cookies.

If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies. More information about cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you want to remove yourself from any of our marketing communications and or our volunteer database, please email admin@winchesterbeacon.org.uk.