Cookies and how they are used – Malton, Norton & District Lions

What are cookies and how do they work?

A cookie is a text file containing information that can be remembered by a web browser between pages. When an individual uses a web browser to access the internet their browser can create cookies which are stored on the user’s computer. Cookies are not programs and therefore cannot contain viruses or other malicious software. They are purely a string of text and numbers.

There are two main types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies.

Session cookies only last during a single visit. When a user closes their web browser the session cookie information is automatically removed from their computer. The Malton, Norton & District Lions website uses session cookies for two purposes:

  1. Two session cookies are set that temporarily store a unique identifier for each visitor to the website. This identifier is a random series of letters and numbers and doesn’t contain any personal or identifiable information. It is used to help count the number of visitors to the Malton, Norton & District Lions website.
  2. Two cookies are set by the computer systems that run the Malton, Norton & District Lions website. These cookies are used as part of the process of sending web pages to the user’s web browser and are essential – no website using Microsoft technology will work without these cookies.
  3. Persistent cookies are stored by the user’s web browser even when the web browser has been closed, so that the next time a user goes back to the website that originally set the cookie, the web site can read information back from the cookie. Persistent cookies have an expiry date which controls when they are automatically deleted. This can be anything from a few minutes to several years.

Malton, Norton & District Lions use persistent cookies for the following purposes:

  1. Google Analytics is a system used by many website to record information about who visits a website. Google set five different cookies with expiry dates ranging from 1 day to 2 years. These cookies are used mainly to differentiate between first time visitors to a website and repeat visitors. They do not contain any personally identifiable information. You can find out more about how Google use cookies at http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html (English only)
  2. Malton, Norton & District Lions use their own cookies to remember which items a customer has put into their basket. By using a persistent cookie for this, a customer can close their web browser and come back to the Malton, Norton & District Lions website subsequently and still be able to access items that had been put into their shopping basket on a previous visit. This cookie is essential for the functioning of the Malton, Norton & District Lions website as without it customers would be unable to place items into the shopping basket. The cookie lasts for 1 year but is cleared once an order has been placed.
  3. Malton, Norton & District Lions also use a cookie to remember a user’s website preferences such as preferred language, currency and delivery country. The first time a customer visits the Malton, Norton & District Lions website they are asked to confirm this information which is then stored in a cookie set to last for 1 year. Without this cookie the customer would have to re-enter their preferences every time they visit the website.
  4. A number of persistent cookies are also set by the computers that run the Malton, Norton & District Lions website. These cookies are solely used to record technical information necessary for our web servers to work properly. No personally identifiable information in stored in these cookies.
  5. All cookies used by Malton, Norton & District Lions are ‘first party’ cookies. This means that any cookie set on the Malton, Norton & District Lions website can only be read back from the Malton, Norton & District Lions website. No other website is able to read or access information from any cookie set by the Malton, Norton & District Lions website. We do not use ‘third party’ cookies which would permit this sort of behaviour by other websites.

 Controlling or deleting cookies

Depending on which web browser you use it is possible to control how cookies are used, or to delete existing cookies from your computer. You can find instructions on how to control the use of cookies, or delete cookies from your computer at http://www.aboutcookies.org (English only)

Please remember that if you delete or restrict cookies from the Malton, Norton & District Lions website you may not be able to experience the full benefit of some of the features and services the website has to offer.

It’s What Lions Do

Celebrating 100 years of helping the community 👏🎉

Posted by BBC Radio York on Saturday, 21 October 2017
Club Who’s Who 2017 – 2018


President: Lion Mike Lynch
Secretary: Lion Richard Lukey
Treasurer: Lion Russ Grimshaw
Registered Charity No. 260406

If you would like to make a donation to help us to support those in need locally and further afield, you can do so through Virgin Money Giving. Thank you.

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Lions Community Fund

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Recent Donations & Activities

During October 2017
- A number of members brought donations for the Food Bank to our monthly meeting
- We agreed to make a substantial donation towards the cost of refurbishing the War Memorial at the top of Yorkersgate
- We took a party from Ryedale Special Families on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby and back, feeding and entertaining them on the way
- We awarded prizes to pupils at both Norton College and Malton School who won their classes in the Lions Peace Poster Competition
- Malton School very narrowly pipped Norton College to the post in our bake off when both schools produced a cake to mark 100 years of Lions Clubs International
- A small donation was made to Malton Primary School to help cover the costs of extra-curricula activites
- Donations were made to Lions projects relating to measles prevention and restoring peoples sight. Each donation attracted match funding for measles from the Bill Gates Foundation and for the sight project from the UK Government
- We launched our Community Trust Fund which aims to make regular donations to good causes locally. More details in the panel above
- We paid a visit to Filey Lions for their Club Meeting
- We hosted the Lions’ Big Party for 400 people entertained over two consecutive events in the Milton Rooms, celebrating 100 years of Lions Clubs International (more info in Latest News above)
- We donated funds to assist a local lady purchase a small amount of carpet for her home
- We attended a meeting of local Lions Clubs in Whitby
District Convention Hosts

Malton, Norton & District Lions hosted the District Convention for the first time in our 50 year history in Nov 2013
Click on the links below to see what it was all about
Host Night
Business Session
Banquet and Ball
Convention Edition of Spotlight
Lions across the British Isles
The Lions motto is “WE SERVE” and we are the largest and most committed voluntary service organisation in the world. We have 46,000 clubs and more than 1.4 million members.
To see the bigger picture take a look at the
NE England & Scotland website
and the
British Isles website