Cookie Policy

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Cookie Policy


1st Portadown BB Old Boys’ Association’s website uses cookies to facilitate certain interactive elements of the website. These do not store or provide any personal information in which us or any third party can identify you.


Our visitors’ privacy is of paramount importance to us, and our use of cookies will in no way allow us to access your computer or identify who you are.


What are cookies?


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored by the internet user’s browser, if they have agreed to this. They are placed on your computer or mobile phone by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently.


Cookies are not dangerous – they are not computer programs and it is impossible for them to circulate viruses.


Use of Cookies by 1st Portadown BB Old Boys’ Association

We use cookies on our website to:


  • Make our website work as you would want it to
  • Improve the speed and security of our website
  • Allow you to share our pages with Social Media Platforms like Twitter
  • Continuously make improvements on our website
  • Let us present graphics and images to you in a more user-friendly manner
  • Allows you to keep up to date on our events and fill out our contact form


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


We DO NOT use cookies for:


  • To gather or store any personal and identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Disclose or sell data collected from cookies to any third parties.


Granting 1st Portadown BB Old Boys’ Association to use Cookies


If the settings on your internet browser that you are using to view and visit our website are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website to mean that you are consenting to us placing these cookies on your computer.


If you wish to remove cookies from our site, you can do this through your browser settings – although, we warn you that our website will more than likely not work as well as you would like it to, or expect it to.


What Cookies we use:


Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies


These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use its interactive features and secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. For example, you may not be able to download our application forms or fill out our online contact forms.


By continuing to use our website, you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.


Category 2: Performance Cookies


These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that verifies a visitor. All information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.


1st Portadown BB Old Boys’ Association does not use Google Analytics or tracking cookies on the website, however, the Twitter button on the website may indicate that Twitter are using analytic cookies.


By continuing to use our website, you agree that 1st Portadown BB Old Boys’ Association can place performance cookies on your device.


Category 3: Functionality Cookies


Category 3 cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make on our website (such as the language you have selected and the region you are in) and provide enhances and therefore more personal features. These cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text sizes, fonts and other parts of our websites that you can customise. They may also be used to provide service you have asked for such as commenting our posts and using social media to like this site. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.


By the continued use of our website, you are giving permission for us to place these cookies on your device.


Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies


These cookies are used to delivery adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.


Our site does not use these types of cookies.


We also make use of third party cookies:


On our website, we have a link to our Twitter account. The button on our website allows you to interact with our social media platforms and to engage with our existing followers. Twitter may set up a cookie on your computer memory. This is separate to 1st Portadown BB Old Boys’ Associations’ cookie policy. For more information see:


Want to opt out of all cookies?


If you want to, you can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use.


You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all, or just some cookies. As mentioned above, if you use your browser to block all cookies (including necessary ones), our website is unlikely to perform as you would expect it to.


If you would like to find out more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit: