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Statements and Website Policies
for Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church

Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

Think of cookies as stickers — when you visit a website, the site puts a sticker on you so that it knows if you come back and can collect information about your visit. That lets the website show things relevant to you, based on information you’ve entered and stuff you’ve looked at. The length of time stored depends on the cookie, but this is generally between a few minutes and up to two years.

We use these kinds of cookies on the website:

  • Cookies to help keep you and Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church safe. These are Essential Cookies (you can’t turn these off)

  • Cookies to give you a better experience (you can turn these off)

  • Cookies to help us understand who finds and our website and how they use it (you can turn these off)

How We Use Cookies


We make very limited use of cookies ourselves in our website. For example, anyone can browse our website without logging into it, so we don't need to store a cookie to indicate whether or not you’re logged in. Instead most of the cookies our site uses come from:

  • The service we subscribe to that operates our website — These are needed for our website to operate. Some of these cookies help keep you (and us) safe. Because we need them to keep our site secure, you can't turn them off. For example, we our website hosting company might use cookies to protect our site against attacks.

  • Selected third parties such as Google Analytics — These services help us understand how our website is being used and so give us ideas on how we might improve it. For example, they might track things such as how long you spend on the site or the pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

  • Social media buttons and/or plugins — We embed content from some of our social media feeds within our website, and also provide buttons for you to visit our social media pages. Those services might set cookies through our website, which they might then use to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes, as outlined in their respective privacy policies.

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