Cookie Policy

When you use our website to view the information we make available, a small number of cookies are used by us and by third parties to allow the website to function, to collect useful information about visitors and to help to make your user experience better.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your device, your computer, smartphone or tablet, when you visit a website. Cookies are used to help a website remember information about your visit, which can make it easier when you visit the site again and make the site more useful to you. Cookies can do many things like remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

What cookies are used on

Some of the cookies we use are strictly necessary for our website to function. For example, when you log in to the advice area, we will place a cookie on your device to keep you logged in and enable you to save bookmarks. 

We do not use cookies that store any personal or identifying information.

As well as the cookies we use, various third parties also place them on your device. For example, we monitor user behaviour using Google Analytics in order to review website traffic and engagement to improve the site. We embed content onto this site from our YouTube channel and YouTube will place cookies on your device. We link to Google Maps to show locations of u3as across the UK.

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We do not place third party advertising cookies.


Do I have to allow the cookies that are used on

In short, no, you do not have to allow cookies. Cookies can be disabled in your broswer settings and each broswer works slightly differently. You can decide to only allow cookies from websites you trust, or to block all cookies. If you decide to disable cookies for this site, then this will lead to some reduced site functionality.

For more information about cookies, and how to control and disable cookies, please visit

For full details of when we do store personal information and what information is stored, please read our Privacy Policy for the Third Age Trust

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