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Privacy and Cookies


The English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy outlines the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be used by us.

This privacy policy will inform you as to how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

You should be aware that if you access third party websites, using links provided on our websites, these websites are outside our control and have their own privacy policies governing the use of personal information and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or information we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or using personal information about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your information. This privacy policy is in addition to other notices and privacy policies and is not intended to override them.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information about the behaviour of the website’s users to the owners of the site. These cookies do not contain information by which we can identify you personally, but just about the way you use our website.

The cookies we use and how we use them

  • Site Name Cookie (sitename_cookies)

This cookie is used to control appearance of the cookies information banner. This cookie is set on arrival to the site by default. It expires after a set time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.

  • Google Analytics Cookie (_utma, _utmc, _utmz, _ga)

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the functionality and performance of the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Changes to this policy

We may from time to time review and change this policy, but all information held by us will be governed by our most recently published policy.

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