Cookie and Privacy Policy


Youth Access are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy governs our data collection, processing and usage practices. Please read this policy carefully to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

You are not required to register your details with us to use our website https://www.youthaccess.org.uk (the “Site”). Youth Access does use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone.

Youth Access does not make, or allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will make it clear when it collects personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. If you would like to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


The Youth Access website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit any website. We use cookies to allow us to distinguish you from other users of the Site.

The use of cookies on the Youth Access Site will provide a better user experience and will also allow us to continue to improve the Site experience for users.

There are two main types of cookies:

Session Cookies – These are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer for any longer than this.

Persistent Cookies – These are stored on your computer after you have finished using a website so that the website provider can remember your preference the next time you use it.

Which cookies do we use and how do we use them?
accept_cookies When you visit the site for the first time a message about cookies appears on the screen. If you select ‘Continue’ an acceptance cookie will be stored on your machine, otherwise the message will always appear. Once the cookie is set the message will disappear. 4 years
PHPSESSID Contains an anonymous identifier that can be used by the server to provide a continuous service. Session – expires when browser is closed
_ga Google Analytics cookie – Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gid Google Analytics cookie – Used to distinguish users 24 hours
_gat Google Analytics cookie – Used to throttle request rate 1 minute

To find out more about cookies and to see what cookies you currently have set and how to manage and delete them, visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/

Membership requirements

If you wish to become a member of Youth Access you will be asked to enter your name, email address and details about your organisation. We will only use this information to send you member bulletins and updates on Youth Access’s work, and you will be given the opportunity to opt out of any future information should you wish. We operate our email distribution through a third party provider call Campaign Monitor, you can access their privacy policy at the following URL: https://www.campaignmonitor.com/policies/#privacy-policy

We store all of our membership data on a separate database that is hosted on our own GDPR compliant server.

You can view our full Privacy Notice here, which explains how we process and store your data as a member.


Youth Access welcomes your views on the Site and this policy. You can also contact us if you wish us to provide you with the details of information that we hold on you.

If you would like to contact Youth Access with any queries or comments please use the following details:

Email: admin@youthaccess.org.uk

Address: Youth Access, 1-2 Taylors Yard, 67 Alderbrook Road, SW12 8AD


The Site contains links to other websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to this Site, so if you choose to use the links to access another website you should refer to the Privacy Policy that relates to that site.