On accessing the Berkeley Squares website a “cookie‟ (a small identifying text file) is automatically stored on the user’s computer in order to speed up access on future occasions. Temporary cookies are necessary to maintain the user session and tell our server which page to pull up next. Traffic log cookies tell us what pages are being used and which ones aren’t; this helps us make improvements to the site. Cookies may be used to verify your identity when posting comments. The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 require website users to be given the opportunity to refuse the storage of or access to cookies. The purpose of this note is to give users that opportunity, which can be taken by the user setting the appropriate option to block cookies on his or her computer. The Berkeley Squares website will not function properly without them, but this is the opportunity to block them.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information, in accordance with its privacy policy.

Furthermore, some cookies are provided by as their services play a vital role in acting as a Content Management System (CMS) on Berkeley Squares. These cookies are used to ensure a consistent experience on the Berkeley Squares site, and is used in compliance with its privacy policy.

In order to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR) all site users must opt-in to the acceptance of cookies, which is done via the cookie ‘pop-up’ which occurs when you first visit the site.