Cookies policy

Last modified 2nd July 2020

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our sites.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. You can find out how to manage cookies via your browser on this page.

We use the following cookies:

Necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you, where provided, to log onto the secure area of our websites.

Analytical cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of users and to see how the users move around our websites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Third-party cookies. These are cookies that are created by functionality and content on our site that are supplied by other providers. Your browser will send these cookies in requests to the provider of the functionality or content, which may allow the provider to track you across multiple sites.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Domain Purpose Type of Cookie
w_c This is used to remember your cookie preferences Necessary
Universal Analytics (Google) These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data




original_referer, _twitter_sess, guest_id These cookies are used by Twitter to display the Bat in Churches Twitter feed on our website.

Information about these cookies can be found in Twitter’s Privacy Policy.




Other third-party cookies

These cookies are set by content on our site that is supplied by other providers. You can block these cookies through your browser settings, but if you choose to do so some features will no longer work.