About Us - Web Site Policies & Technical Information

Use of "Cookies"

Cookies are small software files that are loaded automatically by many web sites into your device when web pages are accessed. They are of two types 'long term' and 'session'. Long term cookies remain active on your computer after a browser session has ended. They are often dated, and expire after a set time has elapsed. They are, for example, often used for example to 'remember' log-in details, to save the user having to input user names etc. each time a web site is accessed. Session cookies are short term, they only exist whilst you are browsing the site, are not used to collect information or 'track' your browsing, and expire as soon as you leave the web site 'session'. They are renewed each time you re-access a web site. Session cookies are used to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions you need in order to enjoy modern web sites.

To find out more about cookies, how they are used and the risks associated with them, visit the All About Cookies Web Site.

This web site only places one long term cookie, which is used to 'remember' (for 30 days) whether or not you have accepted that cookies may be stored on your device. We also make some limited use is made of session cookies. The cookies used by the RYA Easten web site are normally regarded as being harmless. We specifically do not track your usage of the Internet. Third party web sites that you browse to via the RYA Eastern web site may however place different types of 'cookie' as our control software can only provide limited control over third party cookies.

External (third party) sites, e.g. those accessed when you follow web links, may use cookies to track your usage, for example vendors often use cookies to track orders, and to allow them to send you "targeted" sales promotion material by e-mail. Cookies can be disabled or monitored on most web browsers, however this will normally limit your ability to browse some of the more advanced web sites.

There are a number of well known sites that provide specialist usage tracking services, and it may be considered worthwhile specifically blocking these. Various software cookie management tools and Internet security aids are available, and can be used to control cookies, and pop-up adverts.

Cookie Management on this web site

If you live in an EU country you will be challenged when first entering the site (and thereafter at intervals of 30 days), to decide whether or not you will accept our cookies. This decision can be reversed at any time by pressing the button at the top of this page. RYA Eastern Region believe that our cookie policy is fully compliant with the current EU directives. If you decline to accept our 'cookies' you may find that some functionality on the web site, either current or in the future fails to operate correctly.

Please Note: If you have your browser set to clear cookies on exit, or to deny cookies entirely, you will be challenged to decide whether or not you wish to accept cookies each time you enter the site.

For further advice on this subject please e-mail the Administrator.

Responsive (Mobile Friendly) Web Site

This site is built using the Joomla Content Management System and is based on a template 'a4joomla-lakeside3r - Pro' from a4joomla. This site responds to the device on which it is being used. The display layout adapts to screen size, so the site works well on mobile phones, tablets as well as computer screens. This site is tested to work correctly using recent versions of Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome. It should also work correctly in most other modern browsers. Please report any incompatibilities to the Administrator.

Please Note: the main menu on high resolution tablets may appear as a drop down type, which do not work well on touch screen displays. Simply place the tablet into portrait mode which should cause the menu to switch into 'mobile' mode.


Many features of this web site depend upon having JavaScript enabled. If you get script warnings, this is due to you having script permissions in your browser set to a higher than the default settings. You may safely accept the scripts on this site.

Anonymous Information

Using the logging facilities provided by our Internet Service Providers we may gather the following anonymous information in aggregate form: browser type (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari), operating system (e.g. Windows, MacOS, Linux), IP address, and Internet domain (e.g. Demon, AOL).

Virus and Firewall Protection

The RYA Eastern Region recommends that you always run an effective virus scanning application, and that if you are a serious Internet user, you invest in proper Internet security arrangements including a firewall. Please e-mail the Administrator for further details.

Service Provider

Our Internet Service Provider is www.zen.co.uk
The site is directly accessible at the URL www ryaeast.org


Many thanks to all RYA members and others who have provided source material and to the originators of photographs and other images used on this site.

Any copyright infringements in the information provided on the web site are unintentional and we request that they be advised to the Administrator.

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

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