Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can and to provide you with the right information.

A small computer file, known as a ‘cookie’, is placed on your computer when you use the Dorothy House website. It means that our system can learn from the content you view what content may be useful to you and others in the future.

How we use cookies

Dorothy House may use cookies to:

  • Store your preference information – the website can then curate more relevant information specifically for you
  • Analyse the website traffic using Google Analytics – this cumulative data ensures our goal of constant development to improve the overall user experience of the website
  • Recognise returning traffic to our website – we may therefore display relevant content specifically, to you or present previously used functionality
  • Identify if you are signed in to the website.

However, please be assured that cookies do not allow us to access your computer or present any information about you, other than what you choose to share via your search engine browser preferences.

You have the right to object to this tracking and to stop it happening. To do this when visiting our website, click the ‘Reject All’ button on the cookier banner.

Controlling cookies

All web browsers have cookie settings. This will determine how our website uses these cookies. If you choose not to allow our website to store cookies on your device or computer, you will need to amend your web browser settings to refuse cookies. Please be aware that making these changes could affect the functionality of our website for you. For example, certain pages and services may appear unavailable to you. Our website issues cookies when you visit unless you carry out the web browser settings changes to refuse cookies.

How do I prevent being tracked by Google Analytics?

If you are uncomfortable with this tracking, you can take the following actions:

Your rights re. Google Analytics

If you already have Google Analytics cookies, they will be updated with the latest information about your visit to the site. As we cannot access any personal data about you ourselves, we are not the Data Controller for your Google Analytics. You would need to contact Google directly for this information.