EU Cookie Compliance Statement


EU Cookie Compliance Statement

This page explains our use of cookies to ensure compliance with the EU Cookie Compliance Directive.

This comes into effect in the UK on 26th May 2012.


'Cookies' is a term used to refer to small items of data used by modern websites to provide a more personalised presentation. For example, they are often used on e-commerce sites to hold the shopping basket.

Your browser will have a facility to delete cookies. The functionality of our site will not be affected if you choose to do this.

Our use of cookies:

The BAOC website needs to hold very little when you visit it, and most cookies are destroyed when you leave the site.

We use cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

We create what is called a 'session cookie' that enables our server to identify your visit from others.

A cookie is used to note whether your browser supports JavaScript, which is a computer language used to make the site more interactive.

The buttons against articles that allow you to send a link to Twitter, etc, use a temporary cookie to help direct the link correctly.

We cannot and therefore do not store any personal information about you in a cookie, except for those users who update the web site, for whom we temporarily use a cookie to record their login information to confirm they are authorised to access the web site.