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Cookie Policy

How we use cookies on this website.

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Cookie Policy

How we use cookies [subject to change]

We use cookies in order to better understand how our site is being used; and to improve it. By continuing to use the site, you agree that that is OK. You can read more about how we use cookies here.

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Cookies - summary

To make this site work properly, we place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to remember your details, should you choose so. Furthermore we use cookies from the following providers:

The cookies help us understand the site usage in order to identify if visitors are having trouble navigating certain parts of the site, and help us understand how we can improve it.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work

Cookies - detailed policy

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your internet browser on to your computer's hard drive. Like most website providers, YMCA West Kent use cookies to enable us to make a link between you and the information you have provided to our website and therefore provide you with personalised content so that we can give you a better experience when you return. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, although you can choose not to. To ensure you get the best from our websites, we advise that users keep cookies active on their machine whilst visiting our website. You can manually disable and enable cookies on your PC. The process will depend on your browser and is usually part of your 'Security Settings'. However, if you disable cookies from your browser you will experience issues while trying to view or interact with this site

For further information about managing and disabling cookies, you can refer to your browser's help section or user guide. Alternatively, the Interactive Advertising Bureau has produced a series of web pages (see which explain to users how cookies work and can be managed.

What Cookies do we store?

The cookies used on are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:

Strictly Necessary

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas, forms, shops, and baskets. These cookies don't collect any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

We currently do not have any cookies for 'Strictly Necessary'.


'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We currently do not have any cookies for 'Performance'.


'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We currently do not have any cookies for 'Functionality'.

Targeting or Advertising

'Targeting' cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. They are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as 'Targeting':

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If you have any concerns about this policy please contact us on