Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (e.g. your computer or mobile phone). These are small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

Cookies are stored on your device to enable the website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you return to the site. Cookies are not dangerous; however, they are significant for privacy protection. It is important that we let you know which cookies we use, and why. Cookies cannot be used for identifying individual visitors to the website, nor for fraudulent use of login credentials.

Further details of what cookies are can be found by visiting

The easiest way to stop cookies is to change the setting in your browser. Information about how to do this is available from your web browser provider (see the bottom of this page).

Cookies we use

The cookies we use are listed here with the information about their function which we have obtained from the service provider. The need for many of these cookies arise from embedded features on Southmead Development Trust’s websites.

These are for our two websites


Service provider

Name of cookie





Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s adverts.  The purpose is to measure the efficacy of an advert and to present targeted adverts to the user



These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.







The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google used to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.





The PREF cookie remembers basic preferences such as choice of language, format of search results, how to display information.  This is so the user does not need to set preferences each time the sit is used.





Designed to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.




Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of which videos from YouTube the user has seen.








Cookies used to distinguish users.









Cookies used by Twitter in operation of integrated features.


Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website


Consent to use cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, unless the user changes the settings in the browser. By using our website, you give your consent to use cookies. However, you can restrict or block cookies using your browser settings. For more information about cookie settings select your web browser from those listed below:

Internet Explorer:

Google Chrome:

Mozilla Firefox:



You can find out more information about each of these cookies listed here through the ‘developer tools’ feature of your preferred web browser.