Cookie Policy

Cookies Policy for Cheshire Search and Rescue

In this cookies policy, capitalised terms have the meanings given to them in our Privacy Policy.

By continuing to browse the Website, you are agreeing to Our use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy. Please take the time to read this Cookie Policy in full and understand it.

How do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?

Cookies are files that web servers place on your device when you visit a website and contain a unique, identification number. The use of cookies on this Website allows you to enjoy more seamless visits and more accurately measures your behaviour on this Website.

There are two types of cookies that we may use: session and persistent:

  • Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your device when you close your internet browser.
  • Persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser has been closed.

The cookies used on the Website do not identify you personally. They merely recognise your browser, unless you choose to identify yourself voluntarily. You may choose to identify yourself for any one of the following reasons: by asking the browser to remember your username and password, by responding to a promotional offer, or by personalising a web page or requesting more information on a product or service.

Cookies set directly by a website owner (like Us) are generally known as ‘first party cookies’. Many (if not most) modern websites also use bits of hidden technology provided by other parties. Online advertising is a particularly common example. These other parties may also set cookies when you use the Website, which are generally known as ‘third party cookies’. Details of the third party cookies that may be used on the Website are set out below.
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs) are used in combination with cookies to help website operators understand how you interact with their websites. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a website or in an email. The use of clear web beacons allows the website to measure your actions in opening the page that contains the web beacons.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.

You can find more information about cookies at and

What cookies and other tracking technologies do we use?

A list of all the cookies and tracking technologies that may be used on this Website are set out in the tables below.

The cookies and used may include “strictly necessary” cookies, “performance cookies”, “functional cookies” and “targeting or advertising cookies”.

Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are needed to provide services and features that you have specifically asked for. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website. We do not need your consent to use these cookies.

Performance cookies – these cookies collect anonymous information about how you and other visitors use the Website, such as which pages are visited most often and details of bugs and glitches on the Website.  All the information gathered using these cookies is aggregated and made anonymous and only used to improve how the Website works.

Functional cookies – these cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.  They allow Us to remember the choices you have made (such as your user name, language and country and preferences when using our products and services) and personalise and enhance your experience.

Targeting or advertising cookies – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.  They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.  They are usually placed by advertising networks with Our permission.  They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

How to manage cookies used on this website

How to disable all cookies – the Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to delete old cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

How to opt out of Google Analytics cookies – to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Please bear in mind that because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the Website’s essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

The table below includes a complete list of the cookies We may place on your device and the purposes for which we use them.

Third Party Cookies

This website may also use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your device and allow an analysis of your use of this Website. If Google Analytics are used, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this Website (including the IP address) will be transferred to and stored on a server of Google in the US. Google will use such information, to analyze your use of this Website, to create reports about the web site activities for Us and to provide further services associated with the use of this Website and the internet. Furthermore, Google may transfer such information to third parties, to the extent legally required or if such third parties process the data on behalf of Google.

We review Our use of cookies and similar technologies regularly. In doing so, We may change the cookies and other technologies We use, and how We use them. As a result, We will need to change this Cookie Policy from time to time to keep it accurate and up to date.
This policy was last updated on 21 January 2018.