Learn more about Cookies


Cookies are small files that are created and saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. Cookies store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit on our website and how you interact with the content on some of those pages.

If you use the social media buttons on our website and allow the cookies from the companies that own these platforms then they will collect information about you. More information is available below.

GSOC uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • To enable core functionality such as page navigation, security and logged-in status (functional cookies)
  • To understand how visitors interact with the content (analytics)
  • To improve the Website by ensuring the Website is performing properly (non-essential cookies)
  • To allow YouTube videos to play for users. These cookies are used to enable embedded YouTube video to be played on our website. They can also collect anonymous data about your web browser to display targeted advertising to you across the Web – these are called “YouTube cookies”

General Information

Essential Cookies These cookies are provided by the website and monitor the user session, the language, and contact forms and tracks user for security purposes.  These cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of our website and services.  Our website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Non Essential Cookies These cookies are provided by Google Analytics and help us monitor the use and performance of our website and identify how the user reached our website.  These cookies are used to personalise and improve your experience by making it faster and easier to navigate through our website.

More about Google Analytics:

If you choose to Accept All Cookies, you consent to the use of non-essential cookies by Google Analytics. The information generated by these cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to, and stored by, Google on servers in the United States. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Read more here.

More about Cookies:

You can get further details about Cookies on our Privacy Policy here.

How long does my consent last for?

Your consent will last for 12 weeks from the date you last provide it to us by making your choice on the cookie banner when you visit our Website. After this period, the cookie tool will automatically treat your consent as withdrawn.

Social Media

We have included a social media buttons on the Website. This provides a link to our Twitter account and YouTube channel.  We do not place any cookies or other trackers when you use these links from the Website. GSOC does not process personal data from social media platforms. However, if you are logged into your own account for any of the social media channels then these parties may use their own scripts and trackers to record that you have visited our social media account.