Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 30 May 2024

Our website uses cookies to enhance user experience and provide essential functionalities. This policy explains the types of cookies we use, their purpose, and your choices regarding them.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you visit a website. They help us understand how you interact with our site, remember your preferences, and improve your overall experience.

Types of Cookies We Use

  1. Essential Cookies: Necessary for the basic functioning of our website. These include cookies for security, network management, and accessibility.
  2. Analytics Cookies: We use Google Analytics 4, managed through Site Kit by Google, to collect data on how users interact with our site. This helps us improve our services and user experience.
  3. Functional Cookies: These enable additional functionalities like chat services and media embeds. For instance, we use Tidio Chat for communication and embed content from YouTube, Vimeo, and Spotify.
  4. Marketing Cookies: These cookies are used to track visitors across websites to display relevant advertisements. However, we do not currently use any marketing cookies.
  5. Preference Cookies: These cookies allow our site to remember choices you make, such as your username, language, or the region you are in, to provide a more personalised experience.

Managing Cookie Consent

We use CookieYes to manage your cookie consent preferences. When you first visit our site, you will see a cookie banner that allows you to accept or manage your cookie settings.

How to Control Cookies

You can control and manage cookies in various ways:

  • Browser Settings: Most browsers allow you to refuse or accept cookies. Check your browser’s help section for specific instructions.
  • CookieYes Settings: Use the cookie consent banner on our site to manage your preferences.
  • Third-Party Opt-Out: You can opt out of cookies from third parties like Google Analytics by visiting their opt-out pages.

Changes to This Policy

We may update this policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Please review this policy periodically to stay informed about our use of cookies.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our cookie policy, please contact us at Brightside Connect, The Old Rectory, Mucking Wharf Road, Mucking, Stanford-le-hope, Essex SS17 0RN. Alternatively, you can email us at

For more detailed information, you may refer to our Privacy Policy.