Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text markers stored on your computer that enable us to understand how people use our website.

The cookies applied on ORCHA websites are:

Google Analytics

This is a service we use from Google that collects information about how people use our website. We use this to make sure we are providing the best service we can to our web visitors. This information cannot be used to identify you and is only available for ACP’s internal use. ACP and ORCHA do not allow Google to share it. Using cookies, Google Analytics captures information that allows us to understand:

  • What pages were viewed
  • How long those pages were viewed for
  • How the user came to the site
  • What website buttons and functions were clicked on
  • What browser was used to access the site
  • What country the computer is accessing the site from
  • What search terms were used

HubSpot Content Management System (Joomla) – This is the system the ORCHA platform uses to build the website and update the pages. In a similar way to Google Analytics this also collects information about how many times a page has been visited and how many times a file is downloaded (e.g. the PDFs of our research reports and briefings)


Cookies are set when you visit the Hotjar website at and you can opt out of non-essential cookies that have been set. The Hotjar Tracking Code is also installed on and cookies that are specific to the Hotjar Tracking Code may also be set.

Third-party cookies

Many of our pages have a ‘Share this’ function that allows you to share content with your friends or colleagues via email, Twitter, Facebook etc. The ORCHA platform uses cookies to make this service work. It provides information on

  • What items a site user has shared
  • How many people are sharing and how many page ‘views’ the ORCHA platform site has received as a result of the sharing.

As above, this data does not include information that is capable of personally identifying an ORCHA platform user.

Cookies that are set by other websites

If you are using the sharing facility already mentioned (i.e., Share content with Facebook, Twitter) then it is possible those websites (e.g. Facebook) may also set cookies when you log in to their service. ACP and ORCHA are not responsible for third party cookies of this nature and does not control these cookies.

Embedded third party services

Occasionally we embed things like video, audio and pictures from other websites such as such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr or Soundcloud. This means it looks like one of our web pages, but the video is being fed through from another site (i.e. YouTube). When this embedded content is accessed via the ACP site, the owner of that sites content may use their own cookies to record that you watched or viewed the content. ACP and ORCHA have no control over these cookies so you should check the relevant website for more information.

Even though ORCHA does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you, you might still want to restrict or block cookies. You can do this through your chosen internet browser (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc.). Use the help function within the specific browser to find out how. However, if you restrict cookies for ORCHA websites then there is a risk you will not be able to access the full functionality of the ORCHA website and your user experience may be undermined as a result.