World Mission Agency – Winners Chapel International operates websites through which the church’s services and other information can be accessed by members of the church and the general public. The website of the Winners Chapel International, Dartford is
It is imperative for a most modern website to collect some sort of information from its users so as to function properly. To do this, a site will create files known as cookies – which are small text files –on its users’ computers. Cookies are designed to allow the website to identify its users on subsequent visits or to authorize other designated websites to recognize these users for a particular purpose.
Cookies may be deployed in such a manner that will improve customer’s experience on Charity’s website to improve. This can be done by making the website more responsive to the need of the visitor and making the user interaction interactive and very smooth. Cookies are widely used to track your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and the contents of your shopping baskets, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently. They also help ensure that the advertisements that you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Much, though not all, of the data that they collect, is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve user experience.
Some websites may also contain images called ‘web beacons’ (also known as ‘clear gifs). Web beacons only collect limited information, including a cookie number, a timestamp, and a record of the page on which they are placed. Websites may also carry web beacons placed by third-party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign (for example by counting the number of visitors). Information collected by cookies and web beacons is not personally identifiable.
We collect a number of cookies from our users for various reasons, not least to track our own performance – but also to let us serve you content tailored to your own specifications, hopefully improving your overall experience of the site. Amongst other things, the cookies we use allow users to interact and send us comments, allow us to calculate how many visitors we have – anonymously, of course – and how long they stay on our site.
We believe that your experience of the site would be adversely affected if you opted out of the cookies we use.
Cookies also have, broadly speaking, four different functions and can be categorized as follow: ‘strictly necessary cookies, ‘performance’ cookies, ‘functionality cookies, and ‘targeting’ or ‘advertising’ cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and use its features. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like registration or shopping baskets. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
Examples of how we use ‘strictly necessary cookies include: Setting unique identifiers for each unique visitor, so site numbers can be analyzed. Allowing you to sign in to The Independent website as a registered user.
Performance cookies collect anonymous data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website, they don’t contain personal information, and are used to improve your user experience of a website.
Here are some examples of how we use performance cookies:
Gathering data about visits to the Website, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from.