Cookie Policy

We do not collect or store information about visitors to the website that can be tracked and linked to individuals.
The only information stored about visitors using the website are the details completed when using the Contact Form.
This information is not freely available to anyone except the website administrator and the trustees of Paddlers for Life Windermere. The information is only used to respond to contacts.

Paddlers for Life Windermere will never share information with third parties.

Cookies In Use On This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:
• Make our website work as you’d expect.
• Improve the speed/security of the site.
• Continuously improve our website for you.

We do not use cookies to:
• Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission).
• Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission).
• Pass data to advertising networks.
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
• Pay sales commissions.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses cookies to collect information about how you browse the site, remembering your preferences, the notifications you’ve seen so we don’t show them do you again, or what is in your shopping basket. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

We use the following cookies:

Website function cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings.
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site.
  • Identifying trusted website traffic.
  • Collecting anonymous data about pages viewed.
  • Updating social sharing statistics.
  • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our list subscription form or take a survey).
  • Accessing members only areas.
  • Linking to pages on other websites such as Facebook will involve cookie use.


There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than not to use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

YouTube – Privacy Policy powers some videos on our site.

Vimeo – Privacy Policy powers some videos on the Paddlers for Life Windermere website

Google Maps – is used to display Paddlers for Life Windermere location information.

Cookies are used in forms for contacting us.

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by:

Facebook – Privacy Policy

Twitter – Privacy Policy

AddThis – Privacy Policy provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package for sharing Posts and other website resources.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile anonymous visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology or browser they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more time into developing our services for.

Statcounter – Privacy Policy

Advertising cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising.

Currently we have no online advertising on the Paddlers for Life Windermere website.

Re-marketing cookies

We have no re-marketing cookies on the Paddlers for Life Windermere website

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. See how to block cookies on different browsers.