We want our website to provide useful information, perform reliably and be easy to use. To deliver efficient web services such as this on the internet it is sometimes necessary to place small amounts of information on a web user’s device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. These cannot be used to identify web users personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services, for example:
Cookies are sent to your browser by a website, and then stored in the cookies directory on your computer. Your browser may be Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other browser.
To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as you do to use the internet), then clicking on 'Help' and then 'About'. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.
For further information on cookies please visit:
We do not use 3rd party targeting cookies, such as those used for advertising purposes.
It is important to remember – the cookies used on our website cannot be used to identify users personally, we cannot track users beyond what pages they look at on our site, and we cannot contact or find users via the cookies that we place.
Cookies to help you navigate the website
We set a ‘session cookie’ – this allows us to follow a users path on our website. Session cookies are stored in the user device’s temporary memory and are not retained after the user leaves the website – they are not stored on a users hard drive. These cookies exist to ensure navigation around our website is smooth, by remembering where a user has visited and enabling them to move forwards and backwards easily.
Cookies to help us ensure we deliver useful information
We currently operate Google Analytics on our website, which collect anonymous aggregate data only. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us measure the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This helps us to monitor what pages on the website are visited, what pages are not visited, and finally – it helps us to ensure the website is always running at a fast speed. We use Google Analytics because it helps us to consistently improve the service we are delivering to our web users.
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google website
Head, Freemasonry Cares
60 Great Queen Street
London, WC2B 5AZ
Tel: 020 7395 9261
Last updated March 2013