Privacy Policy & Cookies

We may collect information from you via forms here on our Army Ornithological Society website.

We will only use these details to:

  • provide the information or services you have requested
  • identify you when you contact us
  • send you updates about our services which are important to you or which may be of interest (if requested)
  • help us to find out how to improve our service

We will never pass on your personal details to any individual, business or organisation outside of Army Ornithological Society without your permission.


Cookies are included in the majority of websites and have done for many years. They do their job much of the time without us even noticing. They help improve a visitor's experience when using and navigating a website. They cannot contain viruses.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which is downloaded from a website and stored on a website user’s computer (or other device). The cookie is then sent back to the website on each visit. Cookies ‘remember’ anonymous information about your visit and movement between web pages, to allow functions such as setting options (e.g. change text size or store items in a shopping basket) and tracking web visitor traffic (e.g. Google Analytics), amongst other things.

There are 'first party cookies' which are set by the website you are visiting and 'third party cookies' which are set by other websites and are working on the page you are viewing (e.g. Google Analytics, social network sharing tools).

Cookies on this website

None of the cookies on this website are used to personally identify its visitors (ie. your name, address etc). In the Message Board cookies are used to 'remember' you during your visit so that you may use the message board as intended. It remembers your log-in session so that you may contribute to the discussions around the forum. These are essential cookies that ensure the Message Board works as it should.

Similarly essential cookies are used to that website administrators and editors may use the content management system.

Other cookies on this website include those which allow visitors to share content from this website with their social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter (a 'Share This' facility). Here Google Analytics also uses cookies to track visitor traffic anonymously. It records information such as how many visitors used the website, when and which pages they accessed. Embedded content such as YouTube or Flickr may also use cookies to ensure that the content is displayed correctly on this website.

How to switch off cookies

If you do not wish to receive cookies then you can switch them off and delete them in your browser. Different browsers perform this function in different ways. You can find out how to do it in your browser by searching its 'Help' facility.

You can change your cookie settings at any time. This website explains how to control cookies.

Please note: If cookies are disabled in the browser then it will not be possible to log in to the Message Board and other features on the site may be disrupted.