Welcome to the website of the Confraternity of Saint James. Here you will find details of our policy on the usage of cookies. Please read this policy carefully and check back periodically since the Confraternity of Saint James reserves the right to amend this policy without notice.

The terms ‘Confraternity of Saint James’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refer to the owner of the website. The Confraternity of Saint James is a charity registered under number 1091140 in England and Wales, a company limited by guarantee registered under number 4096721 in England and Wales with its registered offices at 27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY.

The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Granting us permission to use cookies
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you agree with our use of cookies and with our privacy policy, which together with our Website Terms and Conditions govern the Confraternity of Saint James’ relationship with you concerning this website.

If you disagree with any part of this policy, please do not continue to use our website.

Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
Our cookie policy takes into account several legal instruments, including:

  • the Data Protection Act 1998
  • the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011
  • Directive 2009/136/EC of 25 November 2009 (“The European Union Cookie Directive”).
  •  the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 (implementation 25 May 2018).

This policy shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute arising from these terms and conditions or your use of this website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Cookies In Use on This Website
Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites,  Some are permanent (called persistent cookies, these files will stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file) and some are temporary (called session cookies, these are erased when you close your browser, and a new one generated when you next visit the website).

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you would expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you

What information do we collect using cookies?

We may collect some, or all, of the following information anonymously when you visit our website, depending on how you use it. We monitor how people use our website so we can improve it. If you visit our website, we may record information about:

  • the areas of the website you visit
  • the amount of time you spend on the site
  • whether you are new to the site, or have visited it before
  • how you came to our website – for example, through an email link or a search engine
  • the type of device and browser you use.

We do this by using cookies, which you can learn more about in our cookie policy below.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You may wish to check our Privacy Policy to see how we use the data that we collect with your express permission, and to review your rights are concerning your personal data.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:


Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties. Our site includes the following which use cookies:



Our own cookies
We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Determining if you are logged in or not to your account
  •  Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.


Source Name Purpose Persistence


PHPSESSID Used by WordPress to identify a specific user session. It follows your progress through the website to ensure any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. Expires at the end of the session.




These cookies are required by our CMS software and hold no personally identifiable information. These cookies expire when you close your web browser.


woo commerce
These cookies enable the functionality of our shopping basket. These cookies expire when you close your web browser.




These cookies are required by our CMS software and hold no personally identifiable information. These cookies expire when you close your web browser.




catAccCookies This cookie is set if Cookie Consent is granted by a visitor to the site.  It saves the user having to to click the pop up each time they revisit the site. Expires after 30 days.











Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.We have activated the "anonymise IP data while tracking" feature on Google Analytics.
The __ga cookie is used to distinguish users. It expires in two years. With each new visit, the expiration date is refreshed.


The __gid cookie is used to distinguish the activity for each user on the website. It expires in 24 hours. Each pageview refreshes it.


The __gat cookie is used to throttle request rate from the website to Google Analytics. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>. It expires in 1 minute. Each pageview refreshes it.






Social Websites So you can easily like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Click here to learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

If you have any questions about our policy or usage of cookies please contact the General Manager at The Confraternity of Saint James, 27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY or email us at [email protected]