Cookie policy

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 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 and site log in. 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.


Essential general purpose cookies set by the Invision forum which are only visible to this website. 

Invision Privacy Policy.





Essential general purpose cookies set by Shopify which enable the shop to function. 

Shopify Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.




Necessary Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices the user makes (such as cookie consent) 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. 

Cookie Control

This cookie is set by the cookie consent banner to prevent it from showing on further visits.  No other information is stored it is only stored on the browser currently being used and it is stored for 90 days.


Analytics 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.

Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager__utm*

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.


Social Sharing Cookies

We use some social sharing plugins to allow you to share certain pages of our website on social media. Without cookies, this will not work.



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. 



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 consent choices at any time via a settings panel that is activated from an icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

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

Third Parties 

Our website may feature cookies from third parties such as embedded videos from YouTube.  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.

V3 Reviewed by WAY Board of Trustees, Meeting Date 12th December 2020