Cookie Policy

This Cookies Policy sets out how Cirencester Band uses cookies when you access the Cirencester Band website at or any other website that the Band may decide to create.

Cirencester Band may change its policy from time to time as required and this document may be amended to keep it up‐to‐date. You should check this document periodically to ensure that you are aware of any recent changes. This page was last updated 26 August 2019.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file received and stored by your browser. Information in the cookie makes it possible for a website to recognise a visit by a specific browser installation and thus to send individualised information to this installation. A cookie can contain text, numbers, dates etc. but it does not hold any personal information. A cookie is not a program and it cannot contain a virus.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve the user’s experience of the website and to gather information about the use of the site. Our website may use cookies to help analyse our traffic, to allow the website to work as designed and provide you with a variety of social media features. We do not use cookies to provide personalized ads. This information may be combined with other information you’ve given to our website but it is not shared with any person or organisiation outside the Band. No personal information is being collected.

What is the lifetime of a cookie?

A cookie’s lifetime varies depending on the purpose for which it has been created. Some cookies disappear as soon as the browser is shut down (temporary or session cookies) while others can live on for several months (permanent cookies).

Permanent cookies with a specified lifetime will have a new expiration date set each time the cookie is used. We do not currently make use of any permanent cookies.

How do I avoid cookies?

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can select a browser and set it to block some or all cookies, delete existing cookies from your computer’s hard disk drive or in some cases issue a warning before any new cookie is downloaded. Please consult your chosen web browser’s Help function for instructions on how to do this.

Doing this will not affect use of our website by members of the public or subscribers to our newletter but it will prevent anyone with an account on our website from logging in.

You can always force immediate deletion of the cookies on your computer either during, or at the end of, a browser session. Please consult your chosen web browser’s Help function for instructions on how to do this.

Alternatively, for further detailed information you may wish to visit‐the‐public/online/cookies/ which contains comprehensive sources of information on cookies and how to control them using a wide variety of browsers.

Cookies used on this website

We make a distinction between cookies sent by our website, (first party cookies) and those sent by the website of any of our partners (third party cookies). In most browsers it is possible to define settings that independently control the acceptance of each type of cookie on the computer. We currrently do not make use of third party cookies.

Cookies can be used for the following purposes:

1. Strictly necessary cookies.

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site. We currently use strictly necessary cookies only for users who have an account on our website.

2. Analytical cookies.

These cookies allow a site to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. They can be used to improve the way a site works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. We do not currently make use of analytical cookies.

3. Functionality cookies.

These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to a site and to embed functionality from third party services. They can be used to personalise content for you, remember your preferences, etc. We do not currently make use of functionality cookies.

4. Advertising cookies.

These cookies record your visit to a site, the pages you have visited on the site and other sites and the links you have followed. This information can be used to make the advertising displayed to you more relevant to your interests. This information is often shared with third parties for this purpose. We do not use advertising cookies.

5. Social media cookies.

These cookies are used to provide an improved experience when linking to social media sites from our sites. We do not currently use social media cookies.

Comments and Feedback

Please send any questions, concerns, or comments you have about our Cookies Policy to us using the form on our contact page.

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