What is a Cookie?

A “cookie” is a small text file that is downloaded on to your computer’s hard disk when you access certain websites. Cookies store information about your use of a website such as which pages you visit but does not store any personal information.

Types of Cookies?

“First Party” or “Essential” Cookies placed on your computer by the website you are visiting and are essential to its operation. If these are turned off certain functions or features of the website will not operate properly.

“Third Party” or “Non-Essential” Cookies placed on your computer by third party providers i.e. Google Analytics, that gather information about your use of the website. No personal information is collected. Turning these cookies off has no effect on the operation of the website you are visiting but will stop the collection of information, such as your browsing habits whilst on a site, that can be useful in assisting to monitor and improve services.

Cookies can also be further categorised as:

“Session” cookiesonly exist whilst visitors are online on a particular website. These are temporary cookies that aid your visit to the website and remember the preferences you have selected during your “session”.

“Persistent” cookies which are not session-based, remain on a visitor’s computer, so that the computer can recognise you as a previous visitor when you next visit the Site (no personal information is recorded). This allows us to collect information about your browsing habits whilst on our site, and this can be useful in assisting us to monitor and improve our services. Persistent cookies will be deleted after a set period of time, normally one year.

Do you use Cookies on The Pakistan Society’s Website?

Our website uses “First Party” /”Essential” cookies to record your preference to accept or reject the use of cookies on our website.

Our Membership software partner, WebCollect, uses cookies to enable their systems to recognise your browser and to provide features such as remembering preferences and storing items in your shopping basket when booking an event on our membership page.

If you login to your membership account you are taken to WebCollect’s website which uses cookies to provide essential membership features such as login and use of the shopping basket. These are session cookies and are deleted as soon as you close your web browser. They also use a single “permanent cookie” to store some of your preferences. If you wish, you can refuse to accept this cookie through your web browser (our Cookie Control only works with Cookies on our website) without any serious consequences to your usage of WebCollect. See below for instructions on deleting Cookies in different web browsers.

To view WebCollect’s Privacy Policy please visit:


“Third Party”/”Non-Essential” Cookies We do not use any “Third Party”/”Non Essential” Cookies on the Pakistan Society’s website.

Accepting or Rejecting Cookies

Using our Cookie Control you can either “Accept Cookies” placed by our website in which case all Cookies continue to be placed on your computer.
You can “Reject Cookies” in which case “Essential” cookies will still be placed (recording your preference to use of cookies) but all “Third Party” cookies will be blocked and not placed on your computer

Changing My Decision

If during your visit you decide that you wish to change your mind on accepting or rejecting cookies you may revisit our Cookie Tool by selecting the Blue Cookie Icon which will show at the bottom left of the page.

This will then show the Cookie Tool and you can remake your selection. If you select “I Reject Cookies” then a reject cookie will be placed and all “Third Party” cookies will be deleted. If you select “I Accept Cookies” all cookies will be allowed.

What Cookies are used?

Below is a table with the cookies our website placed on your computer

“First Party/Essential” Cookies for the website Operation. These are always placed and cannot be turned off.

Name Cat Description Duration
cookiescriptaccept 1st Party accepts or rejects cookies session

“First Party/Essential” Cookies. Used by WebCollect.org. If These are turned off it affects the operation of the site.


Name Cat Description Duration
sid 1st Party – webcollect.org.uk tracks your use on our membership page session
prefs 1st Party – webcollect.org.uk tracks your preferences when booking session
ick 1st Party – webcollect.org.uk tracks your preferences on your membership page session

How do I delete Cookies?

Below is a table where you will find instructions on removing cookies for all major web and mobile browsers so that you can find out about how to manage your cookies. (This will remove all cookies from your computer which could include your preferences for other websites).

If you wish to restrict or block the use of cookies you can do so through your browser settings. Please see the links below for specific browsers.

For more information on the use, blocking and removal of cookies please visit:


To find out more about the way Google Analytics use cookies please visit:


Browser specific instructions to block and remove cookies:

Internet Explorer


Google Chrome



Safari iOS


Windows Phone
Changing privacy and other browser settings

Cookies set by other Websites

Our site contains links to other websites that may set cookies on your computer when you visit them. We cannot be responsible for any cookies set from these website so please refer to the “Privacy” and “Cookie Policies” of the websites to find out how they use cookies.

Please send any questions about this Privacy and Cookie Policy to: Email: info@thepakistansociery.org.uk