GDPR, Privacy & Cookies

Privacy Policy and Cookie Information for Beverley Memorial Hall (BMH) website.

This privacy policy sets out how BMH uses and protects any information that you give BMH when you use this website.

BMH is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

BMH may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from: May 2012 updated Jan 2018.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:
name and job title / organisation
contact information including email address
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
other information relevant to visitor surveys

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Booking of events in the Hall
Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our website and the operation of BMH
We may periodically send promotional emails about new events, special occasions or news information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. (But only via a Newsletter sign up form in which you give consent)

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We will not sell or disclose your data to a third party.

We currently use WordFence (a very good security program) to protect this website, it does slow things down a bit, and it does set cookies for security purposes but not to identify you.

What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you 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.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or making comments. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like sending us an enquiry form, contact message form or using our Google map to find us, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device. (agreement is now by clicking “Cookie Consent” header on your first visit).
We currently do NOT use Google Analytics (a prolific user of tracking cookies)

Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
For instance, this website shows you a Cookie Consent Header (or footer) when you first visit this website, allowing you to “Accept” the use of cookies.  The Cookie Header itself sets a cookie to remember your choice of acceptance, without this the Cookie Header would display on every page you visit, requiring you to click on it each time before proceeding. (Now wouldn’t that be really annoying!)
Cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

The greyed out cookies are only relevant to administrators or editors of the website and are only set on their admin / editor control pages , if you are just a visitor viewing the website then there are only 3 simple cookies.

Cookie Name Cookie Category Description Duration
wordpress_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
wordpress_logged_in_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_cookie 2 WordPress test cookie session
wp-settings- 1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table.  This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time- 2 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID 1 To identify (not your name) your unique session on the website session
SESS 1 To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered till the end of the session. session