Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies in order to make it easier to use and to support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you. 

To find out more about cookies, their use and how you can manage cookies please read the following Cookie Policy. 

We use cookie technology to help log visitors to our web site. Cookies are pieces of data that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. A number of cookies are created when you visit our website. The cookies do not contain any personal information about you, and they cannot be used to identify an individual user.

Different types of cookies have different purposes and operate for different amounts of time.

Session cookies  are stored in temporary files on your device and are erased form your device when you close your browser.  Session cookies allow websites to link the actions of a website visitor during single browser session, so that any page changes or selections are remembered as you move form page to page.  For example, session cookies will make sure items you put into virtual ‘shopping baskets’ are transferred to ‘checkout’, or keep you logged in as you move within private sections of a website.

Persistent cookies are stored on your device between browser sessions, either for a long term or time-limited period.  They are only deleted when they either ’expire’ or when you or your browser delete cookies from your device.  Persistent cookies are used so that a website ‘remembers’ inputs and settings, including recalling log on data so that you do not have to log in again when you next visit.  Persistent cookies may also recall which areas of a website interested you, in order to help you access those areas more easily in the future.  They may also be used to collect data about your interests, choices, and other organisations and websites that you visit, in order to create a profile enabling marketing materials to be appropriately targeted.

Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

Use of cookies

This website uses cookies in order to make it easier to use and to support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies. Please note that certain cookies may be set the moment you start visiting this website.

We collect the following information from visitors to our website:

  • Details collected through forms, including information gathering forms, filled in when you contact us online
  • Numbers of visitors to our pages and trends

Cookies Used

We use third-party tools on our website to ensure we are providing an effective website. 

YouTube Embedded videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Google analytical cookie tracks the number of times a visitor has been to the site, how long a visit lasts, where visitors come from to arrive at the site, including which keywords were used in a search engine and which link as clicked on.

PHPSESSID This cookie is used to keep track of session data

Manage cookies

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser.  However, in a few cases some website features may not function as a result.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover links within our website to other websites.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Your Privacy

To learn more about how Shining Stars Fostering Agency handles your data, please read our Privacy Policy.

SSFA has a range Policies and Procedures concerning Social Work Practice, HR and Finance which are used to guide staff and for tendering and commissioning purposes.  If any of the issues that are not covered please do contact your supervising social worker or our registered manager who will guide you to the appropriate policy.  Shining Stars Fostering Agency Tri-X policies