Cookie Policy

Published on 31/08/2016 by

Updated on 06/10/2016 by

Categories: Governance, Policies, Website, Website Policies

Access: Everyone

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are an essential part of the Web and are necessary for the working of the majority of websites. The information is stored in a form that cannot be accessed by other websites.

There are several possible uses of cookies, most of which are for your benefit:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website. UKAHPP does use Strictly Necessary cookies.
  • Analytical cookies. These are cookies that allow website owners to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website when they are using it. UKAHPP does not use Analytical cookies.
  • Functionality cookies. These are cookies that are used to recognise you when you return to a website. This enables the website owner to personalise content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). UKAHPP does not use Functionality cookies except to record whether you have accepted the use of cookies.
  • Targeting cookies. These are cookies that are used to record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They are used to make a website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. Targeting cookies may be shared with third parties for this purpose. UKAHPP does not use Targeting cookies.

Unfortunately cookies can be misused and Targeting Cookies in particular have been misused by a small number of companies. This misuse has aroused public suspicion of cookies as a whole and has also resulted in a lot of misinformation about cookies. You can find information about the use of cookies and how to delete them at

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This is necessary for some aspects of the website to work:

  • Cookies are necessary if you are a member and need to login to the Members’ Area in which case your login details are kept in a cookie for the duration of the session.
  • Cookies are necessary if you are making comments on articles in which case some information is kept to save you typing your name and email every time. This information is kept in a cookie for the duration of the session.

By using the site in either of these ways, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

As a humanistic association, we value privacy and confidentiality very highly. We only use cookies for the necessary functioning of the website. We do not track you, share information or keep records of your visit to our website.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access parts of our site.