Website Policy

Disabled Ramblers Website Policy


What are cookies?

Cookies are small, often encrypted, text files, which are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. They are used to remember useful information which allows certain functionality within the website to work. Cookies can’t harm your computer.

How long do cookies last?

Cookies last for different lengths of time depending on what they are used for. 

  • Session cookies are temporary cookies and are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser.
  • Persistent cookies last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website to recognise the device again when the user returns to that website on that device. 

Who sets the cookie?

  • First party cookies – these are set by the website that you are visiting and can only be read by that website.
  • Third party cookies – these are set by an organisation other than the owner of the website. This might be for the purposes of website measurement, being able to watch a video on the site or for the purposes of advertising. 

Cookies used on the Disabled Ramblers website

First party cookies:

  • wfvt_
    Information about your general geographic location

SET BY Wordfence Security plugin

LASTS a few days


  • wordfence_verifiedHuman

Differentiates between a web browser and an automated script that is viewing the web site. Password cracking bots use scripts

SET BY Wordfence Security plugin

LASTS a few days



  • Cookie “__EC_TEST__”

Differentiates between desktop computer and tablet/phone.

SET BY WordPress

LASTS until the browser is closed



Third party cookies:

Only the embedded YouTube videos set third party cookies. The following are set when you start the video. This information comes from the “Information Commissioner’s Office” web site:


  • PREF – Expires after 8 months
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – expires after 8 months
  • VSC – expires at the end of your session
  • remote sid – expires at the end of your session


How to manage cookies

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 and how to manage and delete them, visit: or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we don’t accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. This privacy policy applies solely to the personal data collected by the Disabled Ramblers.  

How we secure your data 

Information system and data security is imperative to us to ensure that we are keeping our members & volunteers safe.

We operate a robust and thorough process for assessing, managing and protecting new and existing systems which ensures that they are up to date and secure against the ever changing threat landscape.

When you trust us with your data we will always keep your information secure to maintain your confidentiality. By utilising strong encryption when your information is stored or in transit we minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.



Author:    John Cuthbertson (Chairman)

Date first approved:  April 2018

Date reviewed:   April 2018










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