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CYM Cookies Policy


Cookies play an important role in enhancing your browsing experience. In simple terms, a cookie is a file that contains a unique identifier sent from a web server to your web browser, where it is stored. This identifier is then sent back to the server whenever you request a page, enabling the server to identify and track your activity as you navigate through the website. Cookies are also used to recognise returning users.


There are two main types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie is a text file sent by a web server and stored in your browser. It remains valid until a set expiry date, unless you manually delete it before then. On the other hand, a session cookie expires at the end of your browsing session, when you close your web browser.


Our website uses CONCRETE5 and CONCRETE5_INSTALL_TEST cookies. These cookies are session-based, which means they are created each time you visit our website (c-y-m.org.uk) and automatically removed when you leave. They enable our web server to respond to your actions on the site, facilitating your interaction with pages and blogs. Rest assured, no personal information is stored within these cookies.

We also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. This service helps us analyse how our website is used. While using Google Analytics, certain information, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This data assists us in understanding website usage patterns, such as the frequency of revisits, referral sources, and popular pages. Please note that this information is analysed in an aggregate manner and is not linked to your personal identity or any other stored information.

The cookies associated with Google Analytics may have names such as __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _ga, LSID, LSOSID, GALX, and GoogleAccountLocale_session. They store unique random numbers or alphanumeric strings, allowing us to identify your browser, track recent interactions, and determine the referring pages or marketing materials that led you to our site. The longest-lasting cookie expires two years after your last visit, while others are deleted after six months, 30 minutes, or when you close your browser.

Finally, and rather ironically, we also use a cookie to remember your cookie preference for this website so that you don't have to deal with a popup every time you visit. This cookie only stores your preference and will delete itself automatically after 30 days. The cookie cannot track or monitor you in any way and does not contain any personal information. Deleting the cookie will result in the website asking you to make your choice again which will give you the opportunity to change your answer. 


It's important to note that cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information. However, the personal information we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information obtained from cookies.


If you prefer not to accept cookies, most web browsers provide options to block or disable them. For instance:

In Internet Explorer (version 9), you can adjust cookie handling settings by accessing "Tools," then "Internet Options," "Privacy," and finally "Advanced."
In Firefox (version 16), you can block all cookies by navigating to "Tools," "Options," "Privacy," selecting "Use custom settings for history," and unchecking "Accept cookies from sites."
In Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, clicking "Settings," "Show advanced settings," "Content settings," and finally selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" section.
Please bear in mind that blocking cookies may impact the usability of various websites, including c-y-m.org.uk. If you choose to block cookies on our site, some features may not be available for your use.


While you have the option to delete cookies already stored on your computer, be aware that doing so may adversely affect your browsing experience on many websites. Here's a helpful resource providing instructions on how to clear cookies for most devices.


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