Who we are

Our website address is: https://cogic.org.uk.

Your privacy is very important to us. At COGIC UK we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. 
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

COGIC UK operates several websites including cogicwomen.org.uk, cogicmissions.org.uk, and many more. It is COGIC UK’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, COGIC UK collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. COGIC UK’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how COGIC UK’s visitors use its website. From time to time, COGIC UK may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

COGIC UK also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. COGIC UK only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to COGIC UK’s websites choose to interact with COGIC UK in ways that require COGIC UK to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that COGIC UK gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive COGIC UK updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, COGIC UK collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with COGIC UK. COGIC UK does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

COGIC UK may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, COGIC UK may monitor the most popular pages on the COGIC UK.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. COGIC UK may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, COGIC UK does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

COGIC UK discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on COGIC UK’s behalf or to provide services available at COGIC UK’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using COGIC UK’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. COGIC UK will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, COGIC UK discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a court order or other governmental request, or when COGIC UK believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of COGIC UK, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an COGIC UK website and have supplied your email address, COGIC UK may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with COGIC UK. COGIC UK takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. COGIC UK uses cookies to help COGIC UK identify and track visitors, their usage of COGIC UK website, and their website access preferences. COGIC UK visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using COGIC UK’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of COGIC UK’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by COGIC UK and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, COGIC UK may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in COGIC UK’s sole discretion. COGIC UK encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.