Date updated: 20 October 2020

This Policy provides information about the types of cookies and how we use them on the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation website and how you can exercise your choices about the use of cookies.

What are cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, laptop and/or mobile devices, that contain details of your browsing history on the website and distinguish you from other users. They are widely used and help to provide you with relevant and personalised online and mobile content and advertising and help make websites work more efficiently. Your browser sends cookies back to the website every time you visit, so it can recognise you and can tailor what you see on the screen.


Types of cookies and how we use them

Information supplied by cookies help us understand our online visitors and help provide you with a better experience.


Essential / strictly necessary cookies
Some cookies are essential, so you can move around the website(s) and use its features. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remember where you’ve been on the internet. If you don’t want us to use cookies, some parts of the site will not work.


Functionality cookies
Functionality cookies remember choices you make to improve your online experience, such as recently viewed pages, and enabling social media components, like Facebook and Twitter.


Performance cookies (for analytics)
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. They keep track of what pages and links are popular and are performing well so we can make improvements and measure the effectiveness of our marketing communications.


Third party cookies
We use a number of suppliers such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, email service providers and online applications who also set cookies on our website(s) on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. These cookies are placed on our website, and may collect information about your online behaviour, such as your IP address, the website you arrived from, and what you may have previously purchased from us. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies.

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.


Name of cookie Owner Purpose Duration
PHPSESSID The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows us to remember certain settings, like which part of the website you were using before you were asked to sign in or register. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser. Session (cookie expires at the end of the session when you close your browser)




Google Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website and compile reports for us on activity.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.How to reject or delete these cookies
Session (cookie expires at the end of the session when you close your browser)


YouTube Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends.

Facebook’s social plugin the ‘LIKE’ button is embedded into most of the pages on our website. There are several cookies coming from Facebook, while we are unable to list all of them, we can confirm the domain is “” for all of them.

For more information, visit Facebook’s Cookie Policy

Session (cookie expires at the end of the session when you close your browser)


Website cookie acceptance

By clicking the Accept tab when you first visited the website you consented to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consented to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).


How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.
If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. How you do so will depend on the browser you use, but the Help function within your browser should tell you how. You can also set your browser to notify you each time new cookies are placed on your computer or other device.

You may wish to visit and which contain comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers, as well as more explanation of how cookies work.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our websites. We recommend you leave them turned on.

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this policy. We therefore recommend that you check this policy regularly.


Website cookie acceptance

Data privacy law does not require us to obtain consent for the use of essential cookies (described above), and we will use these cookies. Therefore, even if you do not accept cookies when you first visit our website, we will continue to use these so that the website can operate unless you disable them as explained above.


About Us and About Your Legal Rights
This website is owned and operated by the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation which is the Data Controller in terms of the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679).  In using this site and accepting any of the cookies described in this policy, you are considered to be the data subject in terms of the same laws.

This means that should you wish to exercise any of the rights set out in these laws, or should you have any query or complaint related to your data protection rights, you are to address your query to the Data Protection Officer on this email address.  Please note that when responding to some requests we may require you to produce proof of your identity, such as an identity card.

Although you are reminded that at all times you have the right to contact and lodge a complaint with the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (, we would appreciate the opportunity to resolve any complaint you may have beforehand.

Our full contact details may be found here.