Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness



This page covers how Caritas Anchor House will use information that is collected when you use our website. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.


Cookies are small text files placed on your computer, phone or other device by websites you visit. They do not store or collect information about you such as your name but will instead collect information related to, for example, the devices you use to access the internet, your browser and your browsing history. Cookies are widely used to make websites work more efficiently for visitors, and to provide information to the owners of the site.


The Caritas Anchor House website uses different types of ‘cookie’ to collect aggregated website statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use our website. All information collected will be anonymous. Information is collected to help us understand and report on usage, which helps us to improve the website. We also collect information to help inform and promote our campaigns, including via search and display advertising and using a feature called ‘remarketing’ (displaying relevant ads to people who have visited our site whilst they browse other sites) . Our website does not collect personally identifiable data, such as name or email address, when someone visits it.

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. The anonymised data collected from Google Analytics includes:

• Number of visitors, pages visited, and time spent on each of the webpages
• Referring site details (such as the URI a user came through to arrive at this site)
• The version or type of web browser, operating system you are using
• Visitor demographics and interests data taken from the Google Ads Display Network. The additional information helps us to better understand our audience and improve the services we offer
• Network location and IP address.

The cookies used by Google Analytics are _ga, _gid and _gat which expire after one year, after 24 hours and immediately - respectively.

For further information on how Google Analytics handles user data please see the overview of Google Analytics privacy.

Our website is run on the Drupal content management system (CMS). Drupal sets some cookies in order to improve the user experience and assist in the delivery of the site.

The cookie has_js is set by Drupal on this site. This cookie determines whether or not JavaScript is enabled so that Drupal can more efficiently perform operations to enhance the user experience. It is a session cookie and will only remain on our computer until you close your browser. It does not contain or link to any personal information.


You may opt to view our website without cookies by adjusting your browser's settings, without affecting how our web pages are displayed or function. All browsers allow you to manage your cookies and you can usually find these controls under the ‘Preferences’ or ‘Tools’ menu.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit


Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you.


If you'd like any further information, please contact us by emailing

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