Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which your computer or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When you return to the website, it recognises these cookies and therefore your browsing device, recalling that you have visited previously.

Cookies are essential for some websites to operate effectively but they also improve your visit. They do this by, for example, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience.

Cookie types

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and to use its features.
  2. Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the site, e.g. which pages the user visits most. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the user.
  3. Functionality cookies:These cookies remember choices made by or attributes of the user and enhance the features and content you experience during your visit to our website, e.g. language, appeals visited or user’s location.
  4. Targeting or advertising cookies:These cookies collect information about the users’ browsing habits. This may also include your use of social media sites, eg Facebook, etc. or how you interact with our website, which then shows you relevant content elsewhere on the internet. NB. These may also be used to choose the advertisements that are displayed to you on other websites.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to recognise your computer when it revisits the site to remember your preferences as you browse.

Third party cookies: 
These are served by a service provider to recognise your computer when you visit the site. They are most commonly used for website analytics.

Google Analytics: Google uses cookies to provide analytics. These help us to understand how you use our website and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit, so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Other third-party cookies: We use websites such as YouTube to show films. Pages from this and other such providers may use cookies. (The British Asian Trust also maintains a presence on social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.) Please refer separately to third-party cookie policies.

Further information

If you share content from our website, a cookie may be used by the service you have chosen to use to share that content. The British Asian Trust does not control these cookies. You should check the relevant third-party main website for more information. The British Asian Trust uses digital tools to publish its website, for example WordPress. The British Asian Trust does not control any cookies used by the providers of these digital tools.

Session and persistent cookies:
We use both ‘session cookies’ and ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies, such as those for Google Analytics, will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached.

Controlling and disabling cookies

The ‘Help’ menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. Disabling cookies is likely to affect the functionality of the website.

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