Cookie Policy

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What is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to a user’s personal computer, mobile or other device when they visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device.

 Cookies do lots of different jobs, like allowing the efficient navigation between pages, remembering preferences, tracking information about the visit, and generally improve the user experience. 

Users must implicitly or explicitly opt in to allow cookies to be set to comply with the EU Cookie Law. If they choose not to do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

More information can be found at or the ICO website.

 Persistent Cookies

These cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session Cookies

These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies are deleted.

 Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for, which if strictly necessary and are essential for the site to function, require no consent. By using the Website, the user agrees to having these types of cookies placed on their device.

 They are used for features such as e-commerce baskets, site log in and user tracking to ensure users can navigate the site effectively. These cookies are not available to third party sites and are not used to track behaviour to place personalised adverts or any other content.

Essential general purpose cookie set by the Concrete5 Content Management System which is only visible to this website.

Concrete5 Privacy Policy.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices the user makes (such as user names) and provide enhanced, more personal features, in turn improving the user’s experience. 

These cookies can also be used to remember changes the user has made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that can be customised. They may also be used to provide services the user has asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

This cookie is set when you close the cookie consent banner (‘Don’t show this message again’) to prevent it from showing on further visits.  No other information is stored, and it is only stored on the browser currently being used.


Performance Cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited, such as how visitors use the website, which pages they go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. 

The information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.  They don’t collect information that identifies the user and only used to improve how the Website works.

A user can control these cookies in their browser settings.

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 visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.


Users have the choice to accept or decline cookies. This is done through an initial notice when a user enters the site for the first time, when they are asked to accept the use of cookies.

A user can change their browser settings should they wish to decline the use of cookies. If a user does not opt out and continue to use our website then this will infer that the user has consented to us using cookies.

 Browser Settings

Users can change their browser settings through entering the menu tab and going to settings. 

This is different for every browser. The following links can be used to determine which one works:

To find out how to control/delete cookies in the web browser visit

 Share Buttons and Third Parties 

Our websites may feature embedded share buttons, which enable the user to share articles with their friends via social media. These sites may use cookies when a user is logged in to the service.

We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and, therefore, users should check the relevant third party website for information.

Changes to this Policy

WAY Widowed and Young, reserve the right to change this policy at any time.  In which case the amended policy will be updated on our website and will apply from the date we post them.   

 The format and content of our website changes constantly. It is recommended that users refresh their browser each time a visit is made to our sites to ensure that the most up to date version is accessed.

 Policy Date 01/12/2018 V2