What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that we send to your computer or other device that is accessing YMCA North Tyneside website and that we can then access when you visit YMCA North Tyneside website again in the future. By sending cookies like this we are able to offer you an improved user experience when using YMCA North Tyneside website.

Does YMCA North Tyneside website set cookies?

Yes, we currently use cookies on this website to count the numbers of visitors and understand how to serve our visitors and members better. When you use YMCA North Tyneside website, a small number of cookies are set.

What cookies are set?

YMCA North Tyneside website current sets the following cookies:

__atuvc: A cookie issued by the “AddThis” service which we use throughout YMCA North Tyneside website to allow content to be shared between different services.

This cookie expires after two years and is set in line with the AddThis Privacy Policy: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

Google Analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz):

We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse how our site is working, which areas are most popular and a number of quality indicators. Google Analytics generates anonymous statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website.

Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Additional cookies may sometimes be set by third-party services used through YMCA North Tyneside website. These include but are not necessarily limited to Google, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

None of the cookies above contain any personal data or information that could be used to identify you personally. Their purpose is solely to improve the functionality and quality of service of YMCA North Tyneside website.

Can I disable the cookies?

Yes. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. This choice will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

Most browser companies provide instructions on disabling cookies on their websites. You can learn more about cookies and how to disable them at www.cookiesandyou.com