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Privacy and Cookies Policy

As you browse our site we may collect information by way of cookies and other tracking technologies. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and this policy sets out how we use cookies and other tracking technologies through our site.

Please read this policy carefully, along with our Website Terms and Conditions.

Who we are and how to contact us

Our site is operated by The Advocate’s Gateway committee, details of which are on this website.

To contact us please send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the Contact Us page.  

By using any of our site, you confirm that you accept these terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use our site.

Third Party websites

Our sites may from time to time contain links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites will have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these third parties’ policies before you submit any personal information to these websites. 



This policy explains how we use cookies and other tracking technologies through our

If you do not accept our use of cookies please disable them following our guidance below.

What are cookies?

Web cookies are small snippets of data which are saved on your computer when you visit certain websites that distinguish you from other users of the website. Cookies are used to help users navigate websites more efficiently and to perform certain functions, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. Like most websites, we use cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies for a number of purposes:

  1. To let you do things on our website – for example, cookies enable you to log in to secure areas of our website, fill in forms or view content.
  2. To collect anonymous statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, it is useful to see which pages of the website – and therefore which of our services – are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
  3. To improve your experience of our site – for example, to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so, or by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
  4. To ensure that our site is secure – for example, to make sure that personal information that you give to us does not fall into the wrong hands.

The table below lists the cookies used by our sites and provides a description of how each cookie works. To find out more about a cookie, please follow any links provided.

Name   Purpose  Category Expires 


EU Cookie Compliance
Set when you have consented to our use of cookies.

Strictly necessary

1 year


User Preferences
Allows users to be recognised within the website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered.

Sometimes the website will set more than one of these cookies. They are unique every time you visit, so have different names each time.

Strictly necessary

When you close the browser




Google Analytics
These help us count how many people visit our sites by tracking if you have visited before. We can also count how many of our visitors are new to a certain page of our websites.

Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.         


2 years

30 min

10 min


Website cookie acceptance

By [clicking accept tab/ticking box] when you visit the website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

Turning cookies off

Web browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, all modern browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the sites to operate and have already been set as per the table above (marked “strictly necessary”). Please be aware that restricting or deleting cookies may impact on the functionality of the sites.

The Help function within your browser should tell you how to reject cookies. Alternatively, you can visit which provides general information about cookies and how you can manage cookies on your computer.

You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page -

Policy amendments

We may update this policy from time-to-time, so please check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

This policy was last updated on 25 March 2019.  

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