Website cookie policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our sites. 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. You can find out how to manage cookies via your browser on this page.

We use the following cookies:

  • Necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you, where provided, to log onto the secure area of our websites.
  • Analytical cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of users and to see how the users move around our websites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Marketing cookies. These allows us to serve up relevant content to users who interact with us across different online platforms including our websites, social media platforms and other digital services we provide.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:




Type of cookie

Universal Analytics (Google)

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data



We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Read YouTube’s embedding videos information page.



These cookies are used by a heatmapping analytics tool which collects information about how website visitors interact with our pages, which includes things like scroll amount, what links have been clicked and where content is highlighted.

Read Hotjar’s legal overviews notices.


Facebook Pixel

These cookies are used to track visitor activity on our website and allow us to track when visitors are accessing the website via our Facebook posts.

Read Facebook’s overview on their Pixel.



This cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.

Read Cloudflare’s overview on their cookie.


Church of England

Agree to cookie – The user has accepted or not accepted use of cookies.

Session cookie – improves site user experience.