Central YMCA Group domains are:
- Central YMCA www.ymca.co.uk
- Central YMCA Club www.ymcaclub.co.uk
- YMCA at One KX www.ymcaonekx.co.uk
- YMCAfit www.ymcafit.org.uk
- YMCA Awards www.ymcaawards.co.uk
- YMCA Training www.ymcatraining.org.uk
What are cookies?
A 'cookie' is a small text file that is delivered by our website server onto your computer whilst you visit our website, which can be used at a later time by the website to identify particular devices and thereby remember your website preferences and log in details.
Most cookies won't collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user's general location.
How we collect cookies
We collect your data automatically via cookies when you visit our website, in line with cookie settings in your browser and your customised cookie settings. We will also collect data from you when you contact us via the website.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual.
Different types of cookies have different purposes and operate for different amounts of time.
These are the cookies we collect
The cookies we use have been categorised based on the four categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. These categories are:
Category 1 - ‘Strictly necessary cookies’
These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our website and use its features. Usage examples would be accessing secure areas of a site. Essentially, they enable you to use services you have specifically asked for.
Category 2 - ‘Performance cookies’
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages a visitor goes to most often. They do not identify a visitor and are only used to improve how a website works. Analytics cookies fall into this category. Essentially, the collect anonymous information on the pages visited.
Category 3 - ‘Functionality cookies’
These cookies remember choices made by a user to personalise a site, such as an area you are in or language. Essentially, they remember choices you have made to improve your experience.
Category 4 - ‘Targeting or advertising cookies’
These cookies are used to deliver ads more relevant to the users. Essentially, they collect information on your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
As you browse the Central YMCA Group websites, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partner, Google, enables us to present you with re-targeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with the Central YMCA Group. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number.
We are also using Facebook to track conversions. This doesn’t track people’s personal data and is only used to inform marketing.
Below is a list of the cookies used by the Central YMCA Group domains
Our website stores various cookies that are required for the navigation and usage of the websites. You can configure your browser to disable these 'Strictly necessary cookies', this may reduce site functionality.
Google Analytics (Functional Cookies)
To opt-out download the browser plugin Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Google AdWords (Advertising Cookies)
To opt out of personalised ads visit Google’s Ads Settings
Lead forensics (pixel tracking / script)
Lead Forensics matches the identified business IP address to a wholly owned global database of businesses and business information, we do not use it for tracking individuals IP addresses.
Facebook tracking pixel (Advertising)
Can a user block cookies?
How to enable and disable cookies using your browser
- Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
- Select Settings
- Click 'Show advanced settings'
- In the "Privacy" section, click the 'Content settings' button
- To enable cookies in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Allow local data to be set', this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'
- To disable cookies, in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Block sites from setting any data'
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
- Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'
- In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
- To enable cookies: Set the slider to 'Medium' or below
- To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft
- Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select 'Options'
- Select the Privacy panel
- To enable cookies: Check 'Accept cookies for sites'
- To disable cookies: Uncheck 'Accept cookies for sites'
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla
- Click on 'Setting' at the browser menu and select 'Settings'
- Select 'Quick Preferences'
- To enable cookies: check "Enable Cookies"
- To disable cookies: uncheck "Enable Cookies"
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera SoRACware
Safari on OSX
- Click on 'Safari' at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
- Click on 'Security'
- To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to'
- To disable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Never'
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple
All other browsers
- Please look for a "help" function in the browser or contact the browser provider.