Cookie policy

Web cookies are small snippets of text saved on your computer or mobile device that distinguish you from other users of a website. Like most websites, The Orchard Trust uses cookies, which we use for the following purposes:

  1. To improve your experience of our website: for example, so you only get asked to take a survey once, or register for our friendly newsletter.
  2. Collect anonymous statistics: it’s really useful for us to be able to see which pages are the most popular and how people are using them.
  3. Social media: if you use Twitter or Facebook, cookies can help smooth the sharing process between our site and your online feeds.

The information below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.

  • Google Analytics: This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our website, and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (e.g. how long they stayed on the site) and also tells us how many visitors we’ve had.
  • Cookie warning: When a user clicks the ‘agree’ button on our cookie banner we use a cookie to record this fact so that the banner doesn’t show next time they visit.
  • Facebook: Facebook cookies allow us to track the website activity of visitors from our Facebook pages and ensure that our social media activity is effective.
  • Mailchimp: Mailchimp cookies allow us to track the website activity of visitors from The Orchard Trust emails and ensure that our email communications are effective.

Website cookie acceptance

By using our website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

Turning cookies off

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, all modern browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. This varies depending on which browser you’re using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please set your browser to reject cookies. This may impair your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in your browser’s Options, Settings, or Preferences menu. How to change your cookie settings in:

We may update our use of cookies from time to time, so please check this policy regularly. You can find out more about cookies at