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Cookies and Privacy

THIS SITE USES COOKIES

Our website uses cookies, as do almost all websites. The purpose of these is to help provide you with the best experience possible.

Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies enable us to:

  • Make our website work as expected
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook and Twitter
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Track visits to the sites articles so we know what kind of information is popular for our visitors

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your web browser are set to accept cookies we understand because of that, and your continued use of our website, you are in agreement of how we use cookies. Should you wish to remove or disable cookies please follow the instructions below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

MORE ABOUT OUR COOKIES

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make certain functions on our website work including:

  • Allowing you to vote in polls
  • Blocking the ip addresses of known or potential hackers

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site or disabling them in your browser settings.

Third party functions

Like most websites we include functionality provided by third parties. A common example is embedding past issues of the magazine using Issuu. Our site includes the following which may use cookies:

  • Back issues (powered by Issuu)
  • Videos (powered by YouTube and Vimeo)
  • Google Maps
  • Other embedded content
  • Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So that you can share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • AddThis – (who provide us with social buttons)
  • ShareThis - (who provide us with social buttons)

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will depend on your settings with them.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac OS X or Windows PC) which helps to identify how our site works on particular platforms. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from google) and whether they have been here before helping us develop our services.

Google Analytics

You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics (we’d prefer you didn’t though as this data is helpful to us in improving our website and therefore your experience on it https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout)

 

Privacy

Our policy is always to obtain permission before putting details or photographs of Brethren and non-Brethren on this site. If we have failed to do this, or if anyone appearing here no longer wishes to do so, please inform us via the webmaster email and we will remove or obscure the image or text immediately. Any articles published on this site are provided by the brethren, and are not necessarily the views of Grand Lodge or Provincial Grand Lodge

Email Alerts

By submitting your email address in the signup form you agree to receive email alerts fron the Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire N & E Ridings.

We do not add names to our mailing list without consent. Should you however wish to be taken off the list please read this article "EMAIL ALERTS"