Use of Cookies


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser or more information at:

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

How does this site use cookies?

We use cookies on some parts of the site for the following purposes:

  1. Our content management systems including, Drupal and WordPress, use cookies for the purposes of authentication, and which persist for less than two months. Our membership management system, CiviCRM, uses session-based cookies that do not persist.

  2. If a user submits a comment to the site and ticks the "Remember me" option their email address will be stored in a cookie for one year.

  3. We use Google Analytics which places cookies on this site. These cookies do not collect personal information. With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website.

  4. We embed some videos on our site from our official YouTube channel. YouTube uses cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics and prevent fraud.

  5. On our website we have included widgets/buttons from Twitter. These work using pieces of code coming from Twitter themselves.

Third party cookies and related technologies



Further information

Google Analytics

This collects information about how visitors use the website, to be able to compile reports and make improvements to better meet our users' needs. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics data and privacy information

Opt out add-on for Google Analytics


YouTube uses cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics and prevent fraud.

We embed some videos on our site from our official YouTube channel; when we do this, we aim to use the privacy-enhanced mode which means YouTube will not set a cookie unless a user clicks to play the video. YouTube cookies contain the count of views of embedded videos.

YouTube privacy enhanced mode information


We use Twitter to display relevant feeds on our site to enhance our content. Twitter widget data such as page visit and browser information is held within the cookie.

Twitter also uses logged in status information and may tailor content to improve your experience. This may include targeted advertising via cookies and information to help track conversion activity.

How Twitter for Websites widgets respect users' privacy

Our use of cookies and similar technologies

Twitter privacy policy

Please also refer to ALT's Privacy Policy and the About this site page for further information or contact us with your enquiry.