Privacy Policy & Cookies

Privacy Policy

On the contact page of the site, or when joining the York Guildhall Orchestra (YGO) mailing list, we ask for details from those who send a message or sign up. These details are retained by the YGO and are used:

 (a)  To analyse the sort of information which interests visitors to the website, and

 (b)  To send further information to those who, by signing up for the mailing list, have indicated that they wish to receive further information from YGO.

Any e-mail addresses that we collect will only be used by the YGO and will not be sold or loaned or passed on by any other means to any third parties. The e-mail addresses  collected will only be used by YGO to inform you of news relating to this orchestra.  Should you no longer wish to receive information from the orchestra, please email us; your details will be removed from the list and you will no longer receive any more news about the orchestra.

Cookie Policy
What are cookies and why are they used?

This website uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your computer or mobilw device to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better; however, you may prefer to disable cookies. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. You may wish to consult the Help section of your browser or take a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Which cookies does this website use?

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to gather information about how our website is used.  The information gathered is entirely anonymous; it does not identify you as an individual but is used to help understand how visitors interact with our website by providing information about the areas visited, time spent and any issues encountered, such as error messages.  This helps to improve the performance of the website. For more information visit Google Analytics.

Google have developed a Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on which you can install for your web browser.  This enables you to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics.  Find out how to do this here.

Depending upon the type of browser you are using, you may be able to configure your browser so that:

   (a)  you are prompted to accept or reject cookies on an individual basis or

   (b)  you may be able to prevent your browser from accepting any cookies at all.

You should refer to the supplier or manufacturer of your web browser for specific details about cookie security.