Privacy and Cookie Policy

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

• visitors to our website
• people who use our services

Visitors to our website

When someone visits the website of Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. They are used for many things such as remembering whether you’ve visited our site before and to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer but do not include any personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance).

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

By accessing the Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society website, you agree that this Cookie Policy will apply whenever you access the Website on any device. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings. If you continue to view this site without changing you settings we assume you are happy to receive cookies.

We use WordPress as a Content Management System, and PHPBB3 Forum software to run our Society Forum. Both of these use cookies which relate to your current browsing session. Session ID cookies are deleted at the end of your browsing session. We do not use Google Analytics in conjunction with our website, but instead use AW Stats on our webserver. Although anonymous IP addresses are gathered to compile these statistics, no personal information is collected. For more information on AW Stats, please visit .

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Third-party service cookies

Social sharing, video and other services (e.g. Youtube) which may be linked to articles are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them. These cookies are also covered by our implied use policy, but for more information on specific cookies used, please visit the relevant service provider’s website.

Please note that third party cookies may not be controlled by us and are part of your agreement with the third party, e.g. if you are logged in to Facebook or Google. However, most Internet browsers give you the facility to delete cookies that you do not want stored on your device. You can usually visit your browser’s website for instructions on how to do this.

The social sharing, video and other services used by Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society’s website are:

• Facebook
• Twitter
• Google +1
• Google Follow
• Pinterest

Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society also comply with the regulations set in place by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), further information can be found here

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 8th June 2018.

For more information on the EU e-Privacy Directive, please visit