Cookies

The law

This Cookie Policy has been created to comply with The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences.

What we use them for

Village Water’s website like most websites use cookies to enhance our users’ experience and aims to increase the website’s performance.

Types of cookies

We have both First and Third party cookies operating on this site.

First party cookies are used to save information to help us make your online experience quicker and more personalised.

The Third party cookies are cookies created via external sources used to keep track of page views, video usage, map requests and tracking donations.

Any information collected via cookies are used internally to make your online experience better. No information will be sold to third parties.

Our own cookies

We use cookies to:

  • save your cookie preferences
  • link donations made through our site with their source campaign

Third party cookies

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Youtube
  • Stripe (our payment gateway for donations)

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use google analytics for our visitor statistics.

It is possible to opt-out of these cookies by choosing the opt-out option in our cookie notice when you first visit our website.

How to control cookies from your browser

Amendments to the cookie policy

If any user prefers not to agree to the terms set out within the amended cookie policy, the user should stop using the website as continuing to use the site would be taken as a form of acceptance. The notification will give a time period of 30 days until the new changes become effective.