To make this site work properly, we place small data files called cookies on your device, as do most websites.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It could enable the website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences), so you do not have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

Our cookies enable us to:

  • Make our website work as expected
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use Cookies

If the settings on your web browser are set to accept cookies we understand that because of that, and your continued use of our website, you are in agreement with how we use cookies. Should you wish to remove or disable cookies please follow the instructions in your browser, however doing so will likely mean that our site might not work as you would expect.

Website function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make certain functions on our website work including:

  • Allowing you to issue information to our secretarial and Lodge administration
  • Blocking the ip addresses of known or potential hackers

There is no way to prevent these legally obliged cookies being set other than to not use our site or disabling them in your browser settings.

Third party functions

Like most websites we could include functionality provided by third parties. A common example is embedding links to Social Media and Analytical information.

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Visitor statistics cookies

We may use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac OS X or Windows PC) which helps to identify how our site works on particular platforms. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics-programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from google) and whether they have been here before.