Privacy and Cookie Policy

This website is managed for the benefit of the community by the SMASH Youth Project.  The site is a series of posts which signpost users to other websites.  This site collects no personal data but does collect basic analytical information e.g. device, browser software, pages visited etc; please read below for more information.

Links To Other Websites

This website contains links to other websites which are owned and operated by third parties which do not operate under this privacy statement. When you link to other websites, this privacy statement and our privacy practices no longer apply. You are strongly encouraged to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Changes To This Policy

This policy may be changed/updated from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version. The policy was last reviewed 6 Sep 23.


If you have any further questions please email

Cookie Policy

The Dock website uses technology which collects and retrieves information from your computer, smart phone or tablet when you visit the website.  They can be cookies or similar technology such as pixels, tags or web beacons.  As this technology is widely known as cookies, they will all be referred to as “Cookies” within this policy.

Some cookies are necessary to make the website work correctly, but there may be some which require consent.

What Is A Cookie And What Information Is Collected?

A cookie is a small piece of data that collects and retrieves information from your computer, smart phone or tablet when you visit a website.  There can be different types of cookies:

  • Session cookie – these are set to collect and send information for the length of time your browser is open on the website.
  • Persistent cookie – these stay on your device for longer to help identify your device in the future and allow a user’s actions to be remembered. They each have their own timeframe for staying on your device.
  • First party cookie – these are placed on your device directly by the website.
  • Third party cookie – these are placed by a third party, such as an ad network, social media platform or search engine. It may result in additional cookies being set by that third party for their purposes.

Depending on whether you have allowed the site to do so, cookies will collect the following information:

  • Unique values/identifiers so that the website knows that they are talking to your device.
  • The time and date that a device has used the website, the content viewed and sometimes how you reached us e.g. via a search engine.
  • The type of device you are using e.g. a tablet or a computer.
  • The brand of device or browser e.g. Apple, Android, Safari, Edge.
  • Inputs made and values submitted.
  • General geographical location that people access from e.g. country/city/town.
  • Your settings for this site e.g. whether you consent to non-essential cookies being set.

Please be assured that we do not store any secure information about you e.g. card details, address etc.

Types of Cookies And How They Are Used

The Dock website uses limited cookies which fall into the following categories:

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies are crucial to make the website work and keep you safe.  They include, keeping your browsing sessions private, establishing if cookies will work on your device and ensuring your preferences are applied consistently.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. This site does use performance cookies.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. This sort of information is collected on the Dock website using a WordPress plugin (software) called ‘Fathom’.

Targeting And/Or Advertising Cookies

Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. This type of cookie is not used on the Dock website.

How To Control Or Opt Out Of Cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can opt-out using the cookie banner when the site loads.

In addition, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

You can also choose to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by visiting

Edit on 6 March 2024: The site uses Google Analytics instead of Fathom Analytics.