Privacy

Information Sent and Received

If you receive an email newsletter about our events you are on an email list which is used solely for this purpose. We only email you with news and events directly connected with the Centre. We will not send you advertising or promotions from any other organisations or individuals. We will not pass your email address on to anyone else. If you would like to be added to or removed from this list please contact the Centre Office.

If you’ve previously supplied us with any information and you’d like to know what we have recorded for you, or if you’d like to be removed from our records, then please contact the Centre Office.

Cookies

This website sets a cookie when you visit. It’s completely benign and essential to help pass data between our own webpages when you want to book anything. It will self-destruct when you close your Web browser. It doesn’t permanently deposit or report any information nor can we identify you or your computer remotely because of it.

Managing Cookies

Disabling cookies will mean you will not be able to book or buy anything through this website.

Depending upon your browser and it’s version, you’ll need to do something like the following (this is a very rough guide only):

In Internet Explorer
Go to Tools > Internet options. Click Privacy and uncheck (untick) whichever options around cookies suits your needs.

In Firefox
Go to Preferences > Privacy and set History to Use custom settings for history. Uncheck (untick) whichever options around cookies suits your needs.

In Chrome
Go to Preferences > Settings > Show advanced settings > Content Settings. Either click an option under Cookies or click Manage Exceptions.

In Safari
Go to Preferences > Privacy and uncheck (untick) whichever option suits your needs.

Google Analytics

What is it?

This website uses Google Analytics. It’s a free tool from Google that collects and collates statistical data about visits to our site, information like what sorts of Web browsers were used and how long a user spent on any given page. This is much more uesful than just how many “hits” we got (which doesn’t tell us much of value). If, for example, we know a percentage of people are searching Google for “meditation in Holloway”, that they get as far as our website, but click away before completeing a booking, we know that there’s a problem.

This page on Cookies and Google Analytics gives an account of why Google Analytics needs to use a cookie.

How does it work?

In every webpage on this site there’s a snippet of code that’s run by your Web browser whenever you visit it. This snippet collects statistical information about the context it was loaded into. It doesn’t collect any personal information or identify your computer to us in any way.

“I don’t want that to happen. How do I make it stop?”

If you don’t want your visits to send this sort of statistical information — about this or any other website that uses Google Analytics — The most efficient solution is to download a software extension that disables it. There are a huge number of free browser extensions and plugins, so check out your browser’s gallery and, if you find a suitable one, follow the installation instructions.

Alternatively Google Analytics can be turned off by disabling your web browser’s ability to execute JavaScript. This is a fairly major thing to do with far-reaching consequences: permanently disabling JavaScript means that any website using it routinely will either not function properly (the website’s main navigation won’t work, for example) or at all.

Managing JavaScript

Depending upon your browser and it’s version, you’ll need to do something like the following (this is a very rough guide only):

In Internet Explorer
Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security; click Internet; scroll down to Scripting and check (tick) Disable.

In Firefox
Go to Preferences > Content and uncheck (untick) Enable JavaScript. Some versions of Firefox also have the option Tell websites I do not want to be tracked under Preferences > Privacy.

In Chrome
Go to Preferences > Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Content Settings. Either click the radio button next to Do not allow any site to run JavaScript or click Manage Exceptions.

In Safari
Go to Preferences > Security and uncheck (untick) Enable JavaScript. Some versions of Safari also have the option Ask websites not to track me under Preferences > Privacy.