Our Privacy and Cookie Policy

Cotswold Riding for the Disabled treat personal information that is collected on our website, including information relating to your past use of our website, and how we use cookies to provide services to you or to improve your use of our website. Personal information is information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, address, email address, phone number and so on, and which is not normally publicly available.

This policy only applies to websites owned or operated by Cotswold Riding for the Disabled. So if a link on this website takes you to the website of a third party you should refer to the privacy policy relating to that website to understand how your personal information is managed by that third party or how they use cookies.

Information collection and use
Non- registered users

Cotswold Riding for the Disabled website uses cookies to help our website work well and to track information about how people are using it. More information on cookies and how to control the cookies we use can be found further down the page.

Registered user

Cotswold Riding for the Disabled website collects personal information when you register with us. The website you sign up to may collect information such as your name, email address and post code.  Currently the only part of Cotswold Riding for the Disabled you may register for is our newsletter email.  Once you register for this service you will not be anonymous to us.  Through the use of cookies, we will receive information from your computer such as your IP address (the unique number that identifies your computer when you use the internet) and we will record this information.We will use the information that we obtain for the following general purposes:  improve our services, contact you, conduct research and monitor the performance of our websites.

Information sharing and disclosure

Cotswold Riding for the Disabled will never sell or share your personal information with any third party except:

  • as part of any legal proceedings or regulatory investigation, or
  • where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of any Cotswold Riding for the Disabled website in terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Cotswold Riding for the Disabled may share your information with other entities of Riding for the Disabled that act as fundraisers for Riding for the Disabled, sell Riding for the Disabled products or provide Riding for the Disabled  information subject to your communication preferences.

We use three different types of cookies to help our websites work well. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we may put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website and this helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

The main categories of cookies that we use are:

1. Cookies that are necessary to run the site

Our sites use some cookies which are essential to keeping the site working and provide the services you need. These include cookies that enable you to:

  • stay logged in for an entire visit to the site, or
  • add things to a shopping basket and keep them there until you decide to check out.

2. Cookies which help us improve the site – analytics cookies and web beacons

We use cookies to help us see how people are using our sites. These are known as ‘analytics cookies’, ‘tracking cookies’ or ‘web beacons’.
We use analytics cookies:

  • to see what website content is popular and how people are using the site as they allow us to track users movement through our websites. This type of information is amalgamated so that we can build up a picture of how the site is performing.
  • to make sure we offer you a consistent service. For example, if we are testing new website content or we want to run a survey, we use cookies to remember what content you have seen or if you have already been asked to join the survey.
  • In addition, when we email you, we may place a tiny tag (also known as ‘tracking pixel’ or ‘web beacon’) on the email we send out. These do not collect any personal information, but they let us know how many people are opening and reading our emails so that we can choose more popular content.

The information we collect using analytics cookies is anonymous and does not involve collecting the name or address of any user. The analytics cookies that we use only operate through our websites so they and the data they collect are not shared with anyone else.

3. Cookies which help us get value for money from advertising

We occasionally use other types of cookies that can track how our advertisements perform. These cookies will help us identify which advertisements resulted in a “click through” to Cotswold Riding for the Disabled website or someone downloading one of our application forms.

A note about Youtube cookies

We may begin to embed our Youtube videos into the website using the ‘Privacy-enhanced’ settings. This uses a cookie if the video is played.

The cookies we specifically use when you visit our site

By continuing to use our website you will have been deemed to have agreed to our use of cookies subject to any preferences you may have indicated to us or any overriding browser settings you may have.

How you can control the cookies used and placed on your computer
We use analytic cookies from Google Analytics. You can control our use of either or both of these by clicking on the following websites.  Please note that if you prevent the use of cookies using this system, you will no longer be included in any tracking data from those tools across all sites (not just RDA websites).

Google Analytics

You can control the use and placing of any cookies on your computer through the settings you select on your internet browser. To do this, identify your internet service provider, click on the relevant link below and follow the instructions.

PC or Mac browsers

Internet Explorer
Safari OSX
Mobile browsers

Safari iOS
Windows Phone

Changes to this privacy policy

Cotswold Riding for the Disabled may update this policy at any time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address you have provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on our website.