AAFDA Cookie Policy

This Policy describes how and why Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (“AAFDA”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) uses cookies on this [website].

What are cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website or app – when visited by a user – or when you interact with an email, asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as whether or not you have consented to our use of cookies. Those cookies are set by us and are called first party cookies.

We also use third party cookies – these are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting or a domain we are not operating – for example to analyse traffic to our website.

How we use Cookies

This website may use two types of cookies: persistent and session cookies. Persistent cookies are cookies that remain on your device for a certain period of time (as indicated in the table below) or until you manually delete them or object to them. Session cookies are cookies that expire at the end of the browser session (e.g., when you leave our website and close your browser).

We use strictly necessary cookies to (i) save user preferences (including cookie preferences), (ii) allow forum authentication, and (iii) secure our website and our services (e.g. to detect malicious brute force attacks).

We use non-essential (non-strictly necessary) cookies to observe and analyse traffic levels and other metrics on our website, which helps us improve our website as well as your overall user experience. We only use non-essential cookies where we have your consent (see below).

Cookies may be first party or third party, meaning they are operated by us (first party) or by another party (third party). Please note that interactions with the third party cookies on our website are governed by the privacy and cookie policies of the third party as set out below.

Further information on the types of cookies we use is set out below.

Managing Cookies

On your first visit to our website and every six months thereafter, on the homepage you will see a cookie banner informing you why cookies are used, and asking you to consent to non-essential cookies if you agree with us using them (or “Accept Cookies”). If you do not agree, you can select “Decline Cookies”.

You can change your cookie preferences through the cookie banner, where you have the option of opting-in or opting-out to the use of non-essential cookies on your device. However, you can also update your cookie preferences at all times by using this button below:

Cookie Preferences

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:


To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Please note that you cannot disable strictly necessary cookies since these affect the functionality of our website and your ability to use certain features and functionalities.

Types of Cookies Used


Cookie Name

Session or Persistent



Strictly Necessary Cookies




Cookie consent and user preferences

1 year





Forum authentication

2 hours

Non-Essential Cookies

Google Analytics




1 year


List of Third Parties Using Cookies on our Website

Name Third Party

Purpose of Cookie Set by Third Party

Third Party Business

Link to Cookie and Privacy Policy

Google LLC


Internet-related services and products including online advertising and search engine services






Contact Us

For more information on our use of cookies on our website, please contact us at:


By Post:

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse

30 Commercial Road, Swindon,

England, SN1 5NS


By Emailinfo@aafda.org.uk


For more information on how we process personal data including through the use of cookies, if any, please visit our Online Website Privacy Policy.