Privacy & Cookie Policies

Privacy Policy

Your personal information

The Welfare Association respects the privacy of visitors. If you register to use some of the site features then we will ask you for some personal information. The features where you may be asked for your details include email newsletters and making a donation.

The Welfare Association collects "personal information" about you to allow us to identify you. This includes your name and email address, as well as information volunteered by yourself. Any information we collect about you will be stored securely and treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Occasionally, we may use this information to compile statistics to assist us in our research or campaigning. 

Third parties

The Welfare Association will not pass your personal details to other people or organisations. The Welfare Association does not sell or rent user information to anyone.

Further information

If you indicated that you are interested in receiving regular information about The Welfare Association's work we will send you communications regarding our work and activities, either electronically or otherwise.

Cookie Policy

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). Find out more.

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. Find out more.