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The British Horse Society is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect concerning you lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.

The personal information we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law. If we intend to transfer your information we will always obtain your consent first.

Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).

Cookies are created when you visit a website or other service that uses cookies. Cookies are commonly used to help the user’s browsing experience and provide more information about the user’s experience and interests.

This information is generally used to make content, services and advertising more relevant and useful during future visits.

For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit and also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.

What cookies do we use?

Strictly necessary (cannot disable)


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Why we use it



This cookie ensures we keep you logged in once you enter your login details.

Language cookie

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This cookie stores your language.




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Why we use it

Google Analytics


This cookie helps us determine the number of unique visitors to our website.

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This cookie helps us determine the referral method for people visiting our website. This helps us to analyse the traffic arriving at our website and to determine which are the most popular routes (e.g. direct, search engine search, email link).

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We use this Google Analytics cookie to help us to record the length of individual sessions from our users on our website. Each time you move to a new page within our website within 30 minutes of arriving the cookie updates so that we know that you are still actively using our website within a single session.

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Similar to _utmb, we use this Google Analytics cookie to help us record the length of individual sessions on our website.

Sitecore Analytics

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Helps us analyse our visitor behaviour (personal details like Google Analytics are anonymous) like page visits, search terms, time on site and bounce rates. These details help us improve the website experience.

How do I delete or turn off cookies?

You can block most cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site, and every site you visit, and may experience reduced.

You can contact The British Horse Society at regarding any of these issues.


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