BRF's Cookies Policy

This policy provides detailed information on how we use cookies across our websites.

Introduction

As stated in our privacy policy, The Bible Reading Fellowship is committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you.

This policy provides detailed information on how we use cookies across our websites.

About us

The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) is a UK charity that is passionate about making a difference through the Christian faith, transforming lives and communities through our creative programmes and resources.

BRF is the home of the following programmes: Messy Church, The Gift of Years, Who Let The Dads Out?, Barnabas in Schools and Parenting for Faith. Find out more about us.

This policy applies to all the websites we operate. A list of the specific cookies we use for each website is provided below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed onto your device when you visit a website.

They are widely used to enhance the user experience, optimise the performance of websites, save options chosen by visitors, provide website owners with information about how their websites are being used and offer goods and services to users.

This allows website operators to identify areas for improvement, offer personalised and secure services and develop our websites effectively.

Do I have to agree to cookies?

Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you do not have to accept most cookies deployed to your device.

If you wish to control the cookies that are placed on your device, you should be able to customise the settings of your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and adjust your cookie settings yourself. If you can’t do so, you may wish to consider changing your web browser.

If you need help adjusting your cookie settings in your web browser, please check the information that came with your browser software, contact the company who supplied the software or visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please note that if you disable some or all of the cookies, you may find that our websites don't function correctly.

It is not possible to disable cookies or other similar technology that are strictly necessary to operate our websites such as load-balancing cookies or those that enable us offer goods or services to you or offer secure log-in or sign-up options.

Acceptance of our cookies policy

If you do not change your browser settings and you continue to use our websites, we will conclude that you have consented to us using cookies as detailed in this policy.

If you select any option we offer for us to store your cookie preferences for our websites, we will use a cookie on your device to remember this for future visits.

We keep this policy under regular review.

Types of cookies used on our websites

The cookies we use on our websites can be divided into three categories:

Cookies which are necessary to run our websites

Some cookies are essential for the effective operation of our websites. Without accepting these cookies, elements of our websites won't work properly.

These cookies perform functions like:

  • Allowing you to add items to your shopping basket
  • Remembering that you are logged in to one of our websites

Optional cookies

We may set cookies that are not essential for our websites to run. These cookies perform functions like:

  • Remembering that you have visited our website previously
  • Providing us with anonymised usage information, for example about which pages are viewed, how often and on which kinds of devices

Third party cookies

In keeping with many other organisations, we work with several trusted third parties to deliver content and/or functionality on our websites. These third parties may set cookies on your device unless you disable them.

Cookies we use

You will find below a list of all the cookies that we use.

BRF.cookies

www.brf.org.uk


Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

1 minute

Gwcc

Used to track visitors who arrive having clicked an advert via Google Adwords

3 months

has_js

Determines whether browser has JavaScript

End of browser session

In addition: Cookies may be set by SagePay; PayPal and GoCardless when placing donations. See third party cookies below.

BRFonline shop cookies

www.brfonline.org.uk

Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

APSESSIONID

Session cookie

End of browser session

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

1 minute

In addition
Cookies may be set by SecureHosting when placing orders. See third party cookies below.

Bible Reading Notes website cookies

www.biblereadingnotes.org.uk

Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

APSESSIONID

Session cookie

End of browser session

_utma

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users and sessions

2 years from set/update

_utmb

Google analytics cookie used to determine new sessions and visits

30 minutes from last set/update

_utmc

Google analytics cookie (legacy)

End of browser session

_utmt

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

10 minutes

_utmz

Google analytics cookie used to record traffic sources

6 months from set/update

Barnabas in Churches cookies

www.barnabasinchurches.org.uk

Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

APSESSIONID

Session cookie

End of browser session

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

1 minute

Barnabas in Schools cookies

www.barnabasinschools.org.uk

Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

APSESSIONID

Session cookie

End of browser session

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

1 minute

Faith in Homes cookies

www.faithinhomes.org.uk

Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

APSESSIONID

Session cookie

End of browser session

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

1 minute

Parenting for Faith

parentingforfaith.org

Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

SESS…

Session cookie

1 month

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

1 minute

Messy Church

www.messychurch.org.uk

Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

has_js

Determines whether browser has JavaScript

End of browser session

SESS…

Session cookie

1 month

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

1 minute

 

Who Let The Dads Out?

www.wholetthedadsout.org.uk

Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

has_js

Determines whether browser has JavaScript

End of browser session

SESS…

Session cookie

1 month

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

1 minute

The Gift of Years

www.thegiftofyears.org.uk

Cookie name

Purpose

Expiry

has_js

Determines whether browser has JavaScript

End of browser session

SESS…

Session cookie

1 month

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

2 years

_gid

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

1 minute

Third party cookies

When you use our websites, you may find that additional cookies are set by websites that we do not operate. These cookies are set by third parties, and are used by them for a variety of functions.

For example, cookies will be set when you access and use pages that contain content from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Facebook, Google or other third parties.

The cookies that are used by these third parties will vary from time to time without our knowledge.

As far as we are able, we have provided details below of the companies we use and links to their privacy and cookies policies.

We have also, where third parties provide them, given links to where you can opt out of tracking.

Service

Information

Where to go for more

Google

Used for managing videos and maps on our websites

Types of cookies used by Google

Google Analytics

Used to collect anonymous user activity on our websites

Google analytics cookies and types

 

Opt-out of Google Analytics tracking

AddThis

Cookies to allow social sharing of our content

AddThis privacy policy

 

Opt-out of AddThis tracking

Add to Any

Cookies to allow social sharing of our content

 

PayPal

We use PayPal to collect payments on our websites

PayPal cookies policy

SagePay

We use SagePay to collect payments on our websites

SagePay cookies policy

 

GoCardless

We use GoCardless to collect payments on our websites

GoCardless privacy policy

SecureHosting

We use SecureHosting to collect payments on our websites

 

Twitter

Cookies to manage embedded tweets and interaction with Twitter

Twitter cookies policy

Facebook

Cookies to manage embedded Facebook content

Facebook cookies policy

Pinterest

Cookies to manage embedded Pinterest content

Pinterest cookies policy

SoundCloud

Cookies to manage embedded audio content from SoundCloud

SoundCloud cookies policy

Flickr (part of Yahoo)

Cookies to manage embedded images and slideshows

Yahoo cookies policy

Vimeo

Cookies to manage embedded videos

Vimeo cookies policy