Privacy and Cookie Statement

This statement applies only to information collected through our website. By using our website, you are consenting to our use of information as described here. Our data protection policy page provides the full data protection policy, privacy statement and retention schedule.

We, Midstocket Parish Church of Scotland, Aberdeen, aim to protect the privacy of our users throughout their visit and to comply with all UK laws and requirements for user privacy. This page provides details on the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information.

Such information may be used in a number of ways to help improve our website and make it a better experience. Some examples may include:

  • Providing a more personalised experience for each user
  • Allowing users to register on our website, or when filling out a form (for example, when contacting us you may be asked for your name and email address)
  • Improving the performance of our website

Any user information collected is stored securely until it is no longer required or has no use, in accordance with the data protection policy. Any personal information gathered is kept private and will never be passed on to third parties. Should you wish to contact us about the use of your information please contact the Church Office by email.


What are 'cookies'?

A cookie is a small text file which is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Cookies typically contain two pieces of information:

  • The name of the website
  • A unique ID

Your web browser then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences. They may also be used for things such as website authentication (logging into a website), website analytics (number of site visitors, browser types etc.), saving items to a shopping cart or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data.

Which cookies does Midstocket Parish Church use and why?

This website has been built using the "Google New Sites" tool. Google uses a very small number of cookies for the essential operation of this web site and you can view details on how Google uses cookies here along with Google's privacy policy and other related information.

We also use Google Analytics on this website. When you visit this website Google Analytics will collect usage information automatically and Google Analytics anonymises all traffic data so personal information is not recorded. More information on how Google collects and processes information in relation to Google Analytics and other Google services can be found here. You can prevent Google Analytics from recording any data by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Third party cookies

Our web site may include content embedded from other websites - for example from YouTube, Google, or Facebook. These third parties may set their own cookies on your web browser. We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

More information on cookies

It is possible to control the use of cookies - however you should be aware that you may lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so. Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your device. For more information on cookies and how to control their use on your device, click here.

External links

Although we aim to only include quality, safe and relevant external links, third party websites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these websites. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external websites that we link to. We do however, seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback.