What are cookies?

The YIHA website uses cookies.

A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website.  These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

There are two main types of cookie:

  • session cookies—these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this.
  • persistent cookies—these are stored on your computer after you have finished using a website so that the website provider can remember your preferences the next time you use it. These are used as part of our web analytics to actively monitor traffic and compile reporting about how users are using our website.

Cookies can be set by the website you have browsed, i.e. the website displayed in the uniform resource locator (URL) window. These are called first party cookies. Third party cookies are set by a website other than the one you are browsing.

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

How do we use cookies?

The table below shows what cookies we use and why.

Cookie usedType of Cookie
Cookie Purpose DescriptionWhy do we use this cookie?

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These cookies are used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

To compile statistics and to help us to improve our website and the services we offer

To monitor the performance of our website



Cookie_notice_acceptedPermanentThis cookie is used by the privacy policy to remember not to ask the user to accept cookies againTo manage your browsing session
MCPopUpClosedPermanentThis cookie is used by the Mailchimp signup form  to remember not to ask the user to signup to the form againTo manage your browsing session
phpsessidSessionCookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is used for maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.To manage your browsing session
WordPress_logged_in, wordpress_sec_SessionChecks if users is logged in or notTo manage your browsing session
wordpress_test_cookieSessionA session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser. WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.To manage your browsing session



If you would prefer to change your cookie settings, you can do so at any time—see below ‘Controlling our use of cookies’.

Controlling our use of cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your internet browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser.

If you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

If you delete cookies relating to this website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site.

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


If you have any questions or comments regarding this Cookies policy, please email: