Our cookie policy

When it comes to cookies, our main policy is transparency.

Cookies are small pieces of data which are stored for you on your computer by your web browser. They're used to improve your online experience by almost every website, including our own – which is one of the reasons we think it's important that you understand how cookies work, what they're for, and when they're being used. We want to make sure you're comfortable using them – so you can get the most out of This Website.

We'll run through the basics about cookies on this page. We'll also explain some of the changes we've made as a result of the new EU Cookie legislation, introduced last year.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device used to access the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise the device you are using. At Defence Academy Golf Club, we use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify the user and carry out other essential security checks. Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using alternatives to cookies. This policy refers to 'cookies' throughout, however it may refer to these alternative mechanisms where appropriate.

What has changed, and how does this affect me?

We have always used cookies to create the most secure and effective website for our customers. As part of a change in legislation, all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, how they are used and what benefits they bring.

These changes will not affect the way in which you currently use our website.

Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or junk mail?

We never use the data gathered through cookies to contact you via post, email or phone. You will never see advertising on our website from anyone other than the Defence Academy Golf Club.

Can cookies pass on my personal information to others?

The Defence Academy Golf Club will not pass on any personal information gathered by cookies to any other agency. Note also that registered member information is not made available to any other agency and members are able to control access to personal information by means of the members area.

How cookies make our website safer and easier to use

We use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to safeguard your privacy when browsing the site. They allow you to use member related functions such as being able to access member specific areas of this site.

When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as Defence Academy Golf Club is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.

How you can manage your cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web–enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to change your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do so using your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will show you how to do this.

However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it could affect how our website works. For example, if your browser is set to disable 'session' cookies, although you will still be able to view our public website, you won't be able to log on to the members area.

Where can I find out more information about cookies?

The website www.allaboutcookies.org is a free resource to help marketers and consumers understand the issues surrounding the use of cookies.

Click here if you wish to read more about cookies.