Privacy and Cookies

Market Drayton Churches Together respects the privacy of individuals including their personal data*. This page explains our approach to this important area.

*Personal data means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, one or more telephone numbers and an email address or other contact information.

Market Drayton Churches Together

Market Drayton Churches Together is affiliated to Churches Together in England, a Registered Charity (No. 1110782) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 5354231)

Personal information

We hold personal information for members of our committee, in order to keep them informed of meetings and other events.

We may also hold basic contact details (phone numbers, email and/or postal addresses) for representatives of local churches which are either member churches or churches which have asked to be kept informed of our activities. Occasionally, when an individual asks to be informed of one or more of our events we will keep the contact information they supplied in order to be able to provide them with the information requested.

We use any email addresses provided through our online contact forms only to reply to the person(s) concerned.

Market Drayton Churches Together does not have any offices, property or employees. The limited data we hold is kept by the relevant individual officer of our committee (Chair, Secretary or Treasurer), or by a particular member of our committee, to enable them to carry out the role assigned to them.

Sharing information

We do not share the personal information we hold with another organisation for their own purposes and we will never sell personal information for any reason whatsoever.

How long we keep data

We keep a person’s information whilst they are involved with the Market Drayton Churches Together or are acting as a representative of a local church or until they ask us to remove them from an email distribution list.


This website uses WordPress and its associated plug-in Jetpack, both owned and managed by Automattic. There is a link to their privacy policy in the table below. If you want to know more about how their software and services use your data, we have included a list of the services which we have enabled and their functions on the following page: WordPress & Jetpack Data Usage.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to a user’s device when they visit a website.

The use of cookies

We do not use cookies for our own benefit or information.

Our website uses WordPress software which employs cookies in order to allow it and some associated plug-ins to function. This includes allowing authorised users to log in to our website in order to upload or edit content. We do not collect data from these cookies.

Some cookies may be retained in a user’s browser for only as long as they visit our website, while others may persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.

Cookies used on our website

  • catAccCookies

The above is set by a cookie consent plug-in to record that a visitor has accepted the fact that the site uses cookies. Time limited and then needs to be reset.

Third-party cookies

In the course of a person’s visit to our website, third-parties providing services linked from our website or having content embedded on our website may also place cookies on a user’s device to enable the functionality of their services and for their own purposes. We do not control how these third parties use cookies so our website users should refer to the particular third party’s own privacy policy. Below is a list of the main third parties who may place cookies on a user’s device.

Service:Provided by: 
WordPress & JetpackAutomatticAutomattic's Privacy Policy
Google+ & YouTubeGoogleGoogle's Privacy Policy
FacebookFacebook's Privacy Policy
TwitterTwitter's Privacy Policy
WhatsAppWhatsApp's Privacy Policy
TelegramTelegram's Privacy Policy
LinkedInLinkedIn Privacy Policy
TumblrTumblr's Privacy Policy
PocketPocket's Privacy Policy
RedditReddit's Privacy Policy
PinterestPinterest's Privacy Policy
SkypeMicrosoftMicrosoft's Privacy Policy

The following cookies are applicable to people who are authorised to log-in to our website’s User Interface. These are the commonly used ones, but there may be others: Automattic’s Cookies Policy

WordPress Cookies:

  • wordpress_test_cookie

A session cookie, deleted when a user closes their web browser. WordPress sets this cookie when a user navigates to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether a web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.

  • wordpress_logged_in_[UID]

A user’s login authentication details in an encrypted form. A session cookie which is deleted when the web browser is closed. WordPress uses these cookies to store authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area.

  • wordpress_sec_[UID]

A user’s login details in an encrypted form. A session cookie which is deleted when the web browser is closed. WordPress uses this cookie to indicate when a user is logged in, and who they are.

  • wp-settings-[nn]

Text indicating a user’s preferred settings. Persistent cookie, expires a little under one year from the time it is set. WordPress uses this cookie to customize their view of admin interface, and aspects of how the public pages are displayed.

  • wp-settings-time-[nn]

Text indicating a user’s preferred settings. Persistent cookie, expire a little under one year from the time it is set. WordPress uses this cookie to customize their view of admin interface, and aspects of how the public pages are displayed.

Jetpack Cookies

  • tk_qs

Gathers information for Automattic’s own, first party analytics tool about how their services are used. A collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.

  • tk_tc

A timestamp for the last time a user was were logged into the site or visited a site.

N.B. Automattic have explained that all cookies starting ‘tk_’ are their cookies used for tracking purposes. They added, “If anyone is interested, we can certainly explain those on a as-needed basis but we don’t list every cookie possible.”

How to change your cookie settings

Our website visitors can delete cookies or instruct their web browser to delete or refuse cookies. However, if a website user deletes cookies or refuses to accept them, they might not be able to use all of the features on the website, they may not be able to store their preferences, and some of our website pages might not display properly.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Visitors’ IP addresses

A record of visits to our website are recorded by Automattic’s Jetpack plugin for WordPress (see above for their Privacy Policy) and also by AWStats, a free tool that collects web server statistics and makes them accessible to domain hosts and website owners. AWStats is provide by SourceForge/Slashdot Media in accordance with their Privacy Policy.

The information collected includes the IP address, the date and time of connection and the page or file selected. We have legitimate interests in referring to this information to understand the number and nature of visits to our website.

Data Subject Rights

Under data protection law, a person has rights in relation to their personal data. Full information about these rights can be found on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Contact us

To make enquiries in relation to this privacy notice, exercise any of your data rights, or to make a complaint about our use of your personal information, please use this Contact Form.

If you are not satisfied with the way we deal with your complaint, you have the right to refer it to the Information Commissioner’s Office. You are also entitled to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office without first referring it to us.

This notice was last updated on 14 August 2018.