Cookies Policy  

Here at YMCA St Paul’s Group, we are committed to protecting your personal information and we want you to feel assured that any personal information you give us is held securely and safely, whether we are providing support services to you, you are working for us, or supporting us through campaigning, donations, volunteering or fundraising/events.

This Policy outlines the way we use cookies on our website.
Cookies are small text files which store your information on websites and in your browser history. They are used to help websites run efficiently and to give the owner of a website information about the visitors to their site. A cookie can be used to recognise your computer or device when a user of your computer or device has visited it previously.

How does YMCA St Paul’s Group use cookies: We use cookies to better understand the groups of people who visit our website and to monitor how effectively our website performs. Cookies can tell us the areas of the website you visit, how much time you spend on the website, location information, IP address information, your device and browser and whether you are a new or regular visitor to the site.

Your rights concerning cookies: When visiting the YMCA St Paul’s Group website you have the right to choose whether to accept non-essential cookies. Essential cookies are necessary for the functioning of the website.

Changing cookie preferences: When visiting the YMCA St Paul’s Group website for the first time you will be requested to make a choice about the setting of non-essential cookies in the cookie banner. You can change your individual cookie preferences by accessing the “help” menu in most web browsers. More information about cookies is available at

Cookie terminology
There are two type of cookies, “first party cookies” and “third party cookies”.
First party cookies are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site.
Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other web sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for web site analytics or advertising purposes.• Cookies used on our website: We use Google Analytics cookies to collect anonymous traffic data, such as page visit information, where the visitors to the site had come from and the browser and operating systems used. This information is stored by Google and subject to their privacy policy.

We also use Google DoubleClick cookies to measure how our online advertising performs. This helps us to ensure that our digital marketing activities provide a good return for our investment. The information stored by Google DoubleClick is subject to their own privacy policy.

META and Twitter cookies, used on our website, help us to understand the effectiveness of our online advertising on those social platforms. Please read their privacy policies for further information of their use of cookies.

Our website also makes use of session cookies. Those cookies are necessary for site functionality and contain no personally identifiable information. They are deleted when the browser is closed.
Additionally, some of the pages on our website have embedded content and / or share buttons that enable users to easily share our content with their friends via a number of social networks. Those websites might set their own cookies when you log into their services. We do not control those cookies and suggest you check their websites on information on how they manage them.

Changes to this Policy
This Policy may change so please remember to check back from time to time, this is version 1.1 and was last updated in January 2023. Where we have made changes to this Policy, we will make this clear on our website or if possible contact you about any changes.

This website is owned and operated by YMCA St Paul’s Group, 49 Victoria Road, Surbiton, KT6 4NG.