Privacy and cookie policy

At Brandon Trust, we are committed to protecting any personal and/or private information that you share with. It is important that you know when, why and how we do this.

Our privacy policy explains:

  • What types of personal information we collect
  • How we will use that information
  • How long we keep that information
  • How we store your information
  • How and when we share your information with others
  • How you can access and update your information
  • How you can change or stop us communicating with you.

Do you have any questions or feedback about this policy?

If you have any questions or feedback about this policy, please let us know by emailing communications@brandontrust.org or calling 0117 907 7200.

You can find out more about your rights relating to your personal information on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Why do we need to collect personal data?

Brandon exists to help children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism live the lives they choose. To do this, we need to be able to communicate effectively with you. Collecting your data helps us do this as well as we can.

You can ask us to change the way we communicate with you at any time by contacting us.

For more information, you can read our full privacy policy here.

Cookie policy

By accessing and using our website you agree to the terms of this policy. Please read this policy carefully so you know what cookies are used.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small information files that are sent to your computer, tablet or phone by websites that you visit. They are then stored on your hard drive until you delete them.

Cookies are widely used to make websites work or improve the way the website works. They cannot be used to identify you personally. You can get more information about cookies and how to manage their use from All About Cookies (external link).

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve your experience when you visit our website. For example, cookies tell us whether you have visited the site before or whether you are a new visitor. They also help us measure how people use our website so we can improve the way we provide information.

What types of cookies do we use?

  1. Necessary cookies
    Necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using our website, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee your security or how the website will perform.
  2. Functional cookies
    Functional cookies are used to provide services or remember your preferences to improve your experience of using the website. An example of where a functional cookie is used is if you choose to increase the text size using our accessibility options.
  3. Analytical Cookies
    Cookies also help us to anonymously analyse how users interact with our site so we can make improvements, known here as ‘analytical cookies’. This information is generally used to make content and information about our services more relevant and useful during future visits. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone through the use of Google Analytics. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website and do not collect personal information.
Cookie Name Type What does it do?
wpca_consent Functional Remembers that you have already accepted cookies, so there is no need to display the cookie policy box again.
_ga Analytical Used by Google Analytics to track whether you’ve visited before.
_gat Analytical Used by Google Analytics to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.
_gid Analytical Used by Google Analytics to track how many people have visited our website.
APSID, HSID, NIC, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID Functional Set by Google Maps to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users

Cookies set by third parties

If you go to a page on our website that contains embedded content you may be sent cookies from these websites. The main way we use embedded content is You Tube videos. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest that you check the third party website for their own cookie policies.