Our Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we partner with may use cookies on the Site, and which are your choices regarding cookies. Please read this Cookie Policy in conjunction with our Data ProtectionPolicy , which sets out additional details on how we store and process your personal data and your various rights.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves via the browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies remember your actions and preferences.

For example when you browse through pages  a cookie will remember the sequence of pages you have visited so that you can quickly and easily go back through them.  Similalrly if you  log in as a member you are able to view privileged pages which are not available to the general public.   Here a  cookie is used used to remember that you are authorised to access these privileged  pages without requiring you log in each time you access a new page.

Categories of cookies that u3aeastsuffolk's website uses


We only use essential cookies. Although not strictly u3aeastsuffolk.org.uk cookies, our Information Service Provider (ISP) gives us access to Google Analytics and other statistics that indicate how many times pages have been hit and from which countries.

Essential cookies are necessary for the operation of the site in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas, authenticating users and preventing fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the website may not be fully functional.


No cookie information is retained between sessions. When a user leaves the site or logs out there is no record of their browsing history

Non-essential cookies: Performance Cookies

Performance cookies help The Joomla Project improve the way our Site works. Our ISP uses  Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. For instance these record which pages visitors  visit most frequently and records any  error messages. All  IP addresses are anonymised  in Google Analytics, and the anonymised data is transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.

Non-essential cookies: Functionality cookies. 

Functionality cookies are used to recognise individual users  when you return to our Site. They may be used  to personalise the content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Also they can be used to provide more personal services like to present feeds or/and iframes by third parties

The only functionality cookies we use are those  which are  generic e.g. administrator, member, group leader, committee member, or where a member (typically a group organiser)  has specifically requested  personal and privileged access to certain page.

Advertising/Targeting cookies

We do not have any advertisements on our site and do not permit advertising/targeting cookies.