What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored to your computer by your web-browser.

A typical example of how a cookie is used is to store a user ID to make logging in to a site, or ordering something much quicker for the user. An example of what the cookie might contain in this instance would be something like “ID=96352398”.
Popular sites like Amazon.com use this technique.

Nearly every site on the internet uses Cookies. They are used for a variety of purposes:

  • To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences
  • To analyse visitor behaviour (known as ‘analytics’)
  • To manage items added to shopping carts in online stores
  • To track people across websites and deliver targeted advertising

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when WEAF collects personal information.
It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our websites
  • people who use our services, eg who subscribe to our newsletter or send enquiries through our website

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits www.weaf.co.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour
patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this
information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those
visiting the site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information
from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front
about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information.

Use of cookies by WEAF

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.
They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information
to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.




More information

Google Analytics _utma
Type: Optional Cookie
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
WEAF Acceptance Cookie cookies_allowed Type: Functional Cookie
This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted or dismissed the cookie usage notification bar.
No further information.
Session Cookie Unique Filename (32 digit alphanumeric filename e.g


Type: Functional Cookie
This cookie isused to store a reference to session data stored in the site database.

This is commonly used to store logged in user sessions. This cookie is removed when the browser is closed.


No further information.
Facebook Sharing Cookie Unique Filename (9 digit alphanumeric filename e.g. _e2xAb_0) Type: Functional Cookie
These cookies are installed when using the facebook sharing option on the share tab.
No further information.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more
about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them,
visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

YouTube cookies

From time to time we embed videos from YouTube 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.
To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the
privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 27 May 2012.

How to contact us

Requests for information about our privacy policy can be emailed to enquiries@weaf.co.uk
WEAF, Unit C St David’s Court Windmill Road Kenn
Clevedon North Somerset BS21 6UP