Cookie Policy

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1. Introduction
1.1 Our website uses cookies.
1.2 Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

2. Credit
2.1 This document was created using a template from Docular (

3. About cookies
3.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
3.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
3.3 Cookies may not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

4. Cookies that we use
4.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:
(a) authentication and status - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website, and to help us determine if you are logged into our website in the case of Club members.
(b) personalisation - we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise our website for you.
(d) security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally.
(e) analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services.
(f) cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies.

5. Cookies used by our service providers
5.1 Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
5.2 We DO NOT currently use Google Analytics, but may do so in the future at which point it will be highlighted as active in this policy document. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website. You can find out more about Google's use of information by visiting and you can review Google's privacy policy at
5.4 We use a Facebook page to complement our website and provide the Club with a social media presence. To find out more about Facebook's use of personal data generally, see the Facebook cookie policy at and the Facebook privacy policy at The Facebook cookie policy includes information about controlling Facebook's use of cookies to show you advertisements. If you are a registered Facebook user, you can adjust how advertisements are targeted by following the instructions at
5.5 We use Twitter to complement our website and provide the Club with a social media presence. A Twitter feed is embedded into our website and uses a cookie. This cookie is set by Twitter and allows the sharing of content from our Twitter feed onto our website. You can view the privacy policy of Twitter at and their cookie policy at
5.6 We use YouTube (a Google service) to host video files which are embedded into our website. The YouTube service uses cookies which are set by YouTube and used to gather statistics on which videos have been viewed and to store preferences on how a user views them. You can view the privacy policy of YouTube at

6. Managing cookies
6.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) (Chrome);
(b) (Firefox);
(c) (Opera);
(d) (Internet Explorer);
(e) (Safari); and
(f) (Edge).
6.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
6.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

7. Cookie preferences
7.1 You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website further down this page

8. Our details
8.1 This website is owned and operated by Aberdeen and District Soarers
8.2 You can contact us:
(a) by post, to ADS Secretary, 23 Main Street, Sauchen, Inverurie AB51 7JU or
(b) by email, to

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