Cookies Policy


Updated October 2018


When you visit or interact with the 1st Cobham Scout Group (the “Group” or “we”) website, services, tools or messaging, we or our authorised service providers may use cookies and other similar technologies to make your experience better, faster and safer and to allow us to continuously improve our website, services, applications, tools and messaging.

This Cookies Policy is to help you understand how and why we use cookies and what we do with that information. It also explains the decisions that you can make about your own information. This Policy should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Notice.

What are cookies?

Like most websites, our website uses cookies to collect information.  A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies allow us to track a visitor’s browsing behaviour and links clicked as well as collect various data, including analytics, about how you use and interact with our website. Cookies are essential for the effective operation of our website offered to you. 

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about a member, volunteer or donor may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

The Cookies We Use

The cookies used can be grouped roughly into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to view the photo gallery and use links.
  • Functional cookies. These cookies facilitate the operation and improve the functions of the web pages. For example, acceptance of our cookie notice on the landing page when you first visit the site is a functional cookie.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that visitors are finding what they are looking for easily.

How Long Do Cookies Last?

 The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 90 days and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device. See the section below for more information on removing them before they expire.

Your consent

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies.

You can also visit our website without consenting to the use of cookies. This means that you can refuse such use and delete cookies at any time by making the appropriate settings on your device. This is done as follows:

  • Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies. 
  • If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.   
  • You can delete existing cookies at any time. You can find out how this works in detail in the instructions of your browser or device manufacturer.
  • If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer or devices, please refer to the help and support section on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.