Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how St Laurence Church, Pittington, uses and protects any information that you give St Laurence Church, Pittington, when you use this website.

St Laurence Church, Pittington, is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

St Laurence Church, Pittington, may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our service to you and our community.
  • We may periodically send emails with information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


Cookies are used on websites for various purposes, including:

  • collating anonymous usage information to help us improve our website,
  • managing subscriptions to online newsletters,
  • integration with social networking channels.

Please refer to:

For more information on EU cookie law, read this useful guide from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Cookie Law InfoPersistent365 daysA cookie is set while implementing the Cookie Law functionality:
  • “viewed_cookie_policy”
It is used to remember whether the visitor has “accepted” our cookie policy (i.e. chosen to close the header). If set it contains the word “yes”. It doesn’t track anybody’s personal data.
Google AnalyticsPersistentVariousWe use Google Analytics to measure activity on our website and identify ways of improving the site.  It sets up to six cookies:
  • _utma
  • _utmb
  • _utmc
  • _utmz
  • _utmv
  • _utmx
None of these identify you personally.
WordPressSessionA number of cookies are necessary when website users logon:
  • wordpress_
  • wordpress_logged_in
  • wp_settings

As you will see, a cookie is used to remember whether or not you have accepted the cookie policy.  If you would like to delete this cookie – delete cookie.

Also, you can use opt to reject cookies using privacy options in your browser.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

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