Cookies Policy for The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres

The AHOEC’s website uses cookies. By using our website you agree to the terms of this policy and consent to our use of cookies as laid out in this policy.

If you do not agree to the use of cookies, please modify your browser settings to decline them. Clicking “Help” in the toolbar of many browsers will lead you to instructions.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau have a large amount of easy to understand information on cookies that you may find helpful.

If you choose to decline the use of cookies it is possible that some features and services of this website may not function properly.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small, often encrypted file containing a string of anonymous letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by that browser. The file is then returned to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “tracking” cookies or “session” cookies. A tracking cookie will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies on this website

Both session cookies and tracking cookies are used on this website.

We may send to you the following cookies:

First Party Cookies (set by our website and only viewable by us)


Third Party Cookies (set by other websites such as Google or YouTube)

  • Google Analytics and Quantserve (website performance and usage monitoring)
  • Facebook, Twitter  and Gravatar (social media)
  • Slidedeck (photo display)
  • WordPress (website platform)

How we use cookies

Cookies enable us to identify your device. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the website or to provide certain basic features.

We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to monitor and improve the use of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

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. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Blocking cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help

Blocking all cookies may have an impact upon the usability of our websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use certain features on this website.

Deleting cookies

You can delete cookies already stored on your computer, again, please use the help function of your browser if you are unsure how to do this. Likewise, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Contact us

This website is owned and operated by The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres.

If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us by telephone on 0116 2681426,

By post to The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres, c/o Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Loughborough Rd, Leicester, LE4 5PN.