Cookie and Privacy Policy

This cookie and privacy policy is for the website and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.

What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of  this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

You can read Google’s privacy policy for further information.


If you post a comment on an article on the website, we will store the email and name you provide on the secure website server. This is so that you can receive notifications of any responses to your comment, and also so that you can post further comments without having held up for moderation. It is also a spam prevention measure. These emails are not shared with anybody and are only used for the specific purpose of enabling comments.


All purchases via the Hornsey Historical Society website are processed and managed through SquareUp. You can read the SquareUp cookie policy here.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page