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Cookie Policy

This policy provides detailed information on how we use cookies across our websites



As stated in our privacy policy, Belfast Bible College is committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you.

This policy provides detailed information on how we use cookies across our website.


About us

Belfast Bible College is a UK charity that is passionate about making a difference through theological education and resourcing the Church, and transforming lives through our programmes and resources.

This policy applies to the A list of the specific cookies we is provided below.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed onto your device when you visit a website.

They are widely used to enhance the user experience, optimise the performance of websites, save options chosen by visitors, provide website owners with information about how their websites are being used and offer goods and services to users.

This allows website operators to identify areas for improvement, offer personalised and secure services and develop our websites effectively.


Do I have to agree to cookies?

Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you do not have to accept most cookies deployed to your device.

If you wish to control the cookies that are placed on your device, you should be able to customise the settings of your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and adjust your cookie settings yourself. If you can’t do so, you may wish to consider changing your web browser.

If you need help adjusting your cookie settings in your web browser, please check the information that came with your browser software, contact the company who supplied the software or visit or

Please note that if you disable some or all of the cookies, you may find that our websites don't function correctly.

It is not possible to disable cookies or other similar technology that are strictly necessary to operate our websites such as load-balancing cookies or those that enable us offer goods or services to you or offer secure log-in or sign-up options.


Acceptance of our cookies policy

If you do not change your browser settings and you continue to use our websites, we will conclude that you have consented to us using cookies as detailed in this policy.

If you select any option we offer for us to store your cookie preferences for our websites, we will use a cookie on your device to remember this for future visits.

We keep this policy under regular review.


Types of cookies used on our websites

The cookies we use on our websites can be divided into three categories

Cookies which are necessary to run our websites

Some cookies are essential for the effective operation of our websites. Without accepting these cookies, elements of our websites won't work properly.

These cookies perform functions like:

  • Allowing you to add items to your shopping basket (for applications, events etc.)
  • Remembering that you are logged in to one of our websites

Optional cookies

We may set cookies that are not essential for our websites to run. These cookies perform functions like:

  • Remembering that you have visited our website previously
  • Providing us with anonymised usage information, for example about which pages are viewed, how often and on which kinds of devices

Third party cookies

In keeping with many other organisations, we work with several trusted third parties to deliver content and/or functionality on our websites. These third parties may set cookies on your device unless you disable them.


Cookies we use

You will find below a list of all the cookies that we use.

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie name Provider & Purpose Expiry
ASPSESSIONID# - United Kingdom
Preserves users states across page requests.

In addition: Cookies may be set by SagePay; PayPal and GoCardless when placing donations. See third party cookies below.

Statistical Cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Cookie name Provider & Purpose Expiry
_utm.gif - United States
Google analytics Tracking Code that log details about the visitors browser and computer
End of browser session
_utma - United states
Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used b y Google Analytics.
2 years
_utmb - United States
Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the web site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a web site visit.
_utmc - United States
Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the web site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a web site visit.
_utmt - United States
Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.
6 months
_utmv - United States
Saves user-defined tracking parameters for use in Google Analytics.
6 months
_utmz - United States
Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked an d what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.

In addition Cookies may be set by SecureHosting when placing orders. See third party cookies below.

Marketing Cookies

The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Cookie name Provider & Purpose Expiry
ads/ga-audiences - United States

Third Party Cookies

When you use our websites, you may find that additional cookies are set by websites that we do not operate. These cookies are set by third parties, and are used by them for a variety of functions.

For example, cookies will be set when you access and use pages that contain content from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Facebook, Google or other third parties.

The cookies that are used by these third parties will vary from time to time without our knowledge.

As far as we are able, we have provided details below of the companies we use and links to their privacy and cookies policies.

We have also, where third parties provide them, given links to where you can opt out of tracking.

Service Information Where to go for more
Google Used for managing videos and maps on our websites Types of cookies used by Google
Google Analytics Used to collect anonymous user activity on our websites Google analytics cookies and types

Opt-out of Google Analytics tracking
AddThis Cookies to allow social sharing of our content AddThis privacy policy

Opt-out of AddThis tracking
Add to Any Cookies to allow social sharing of our content  
PayPal We use PayPal to collect payments on our websites PayPal cookies policy
SagePay We use SagePay to collect payments on our websites SagePay cookies policy
GoCardless We use GoCardless to collect payments on our websites GoCardless privacy policy
SecureHosting We use SecureHosting to collect payments on our websites  
Twitter Cookies to manage embedded tweets and interaction with Twitter Twitter cookies policy
Facebook Cookies to manage embedded Facebook content Facebook cookies policy
Flickr (part of Yahoo) Cookies to manage embedded images and slideshows Yahoo cookies policy
Vimeo Cookies to manage embedded videos Vimeo cookies policy