The Masonic Order of Athelstan in England, Wales and its Provinces Overseas

Province of Lindsey

Privacy and Cookies

Privacy: User anonymity and personal or confidential information

We will make no attempt to identify individual site visitors, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In that case, we reserve the right to attempt to identify and track any visitor who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of our web services.

This site uses a privacy-focused web analytics tool (Matomo) to record visitor statistics anonymously. No data is collected or stored that could lead to the identification of an individual visitor and cookies are not used in the process. No data is collected by or passed to third parties.


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Our cookies help us:

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We do not use cookies to:

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Visitor Statistics Cookies

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