Cookie Policy

What are cookies:

The new Fairford and District U3A website is based on WordPress which is used by a third of the world’s websites. WordPress collects information about your use of our website through cookies. Cookies are information files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone that help websites remember who you are and information about your visit. Most major websites use cookies.

What cookies are used on this Website:

The cookies on our website are essential for the website to be able to provide you with a service you have requested. An example of this would be a cookie used to enable you to log into the Members Area on the website or use the Calendar function.

State Cookie Purpose Category Session? Duration
Member not logged in None N/A N/A N/A N/A
Calendar functions selected ai1ec_calendar_url Calendar operations Yes Deleted when browser closed
Cookie message accepted cookie_notice_accepted Indicates user has accepted cookies Yes After 1 month
Member logged in wordpress_logged_in_HASH



Indicates user has logged in

Username and hashed password

2 Performance Yes



Deleted when user logs out

Where HASH is a multidigit code specific to the logged-in user.

A Session Cookie, also called a transient cookie, is a cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

No Third Party or Google Analytics cookies are used

How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?

When you first visited this website you will have been shown a message bar at the bottom of the page, drawing your attention to the fact that this website uses cookies and inviting you to review this Cookie Policy to help manage your cookie preferences and your data. If you do not agree to this prompt, you may continue to view the website as long as you don’t log in or use the calendar. If you do, cookies will be automatically used.

If you want to reject the cookies, we use from this website you will need to:
Delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future.

For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the “help” function within your browser or alternatively visit

By deleting our ‘cookie notice accepted’ cookie the next time you visit this website the cookie message bar will appear again inviting you to again reconsider your preferences.

Please be aware that disabling cookies will impact the functionality of this website.

We may update this policy from time to time so you may want to check it each time you visit our website.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

Updated 22nd April 2020