This Privacy Statement sets out how The Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred [“The Centre”] uses and protects the information it is given by people who request to receive its Email Newsletter, or publications; who book places on its lectures and courses; or who use its website.

The Centre  will not collect any personal information unless it is specifically provided and will only use that information for the purposes for which consent has been given.

If someone asks to be added to our postal mailing list to receive  information about our publications, or subscribes to our email newsletter, it is necessary for us to keep a record of their name and address.

If someone books a place at a lecture or on a course, or orders a publication from us, we ask them to provide us with an email address or phone number which we keep so that we may contact them in case of a meeting cancellation or change of venue, if there is a query with their order, or for similar reasons.

People may subscribe to the Centre’s Email Newsletter using the link on the Centre’s website, or by request to the Centre. The Email Newsletter is distributed through Mailchimp and Mailchimp has its own Privacy Policy. If you unsubscribe from the Newsletter your email address is removed from the records.


When you visit our website, your computer may be issued with a small file (a “cookie”) for the purposes of managing and improving the services on the Website, even if you do not provide us with any personal data. Cookies recognise you, by a unique number allocated to you, when you return to the Website and may personalise your return, for example by customising Webpages based on areas of the Website that were previously of interest to you. If you previously provided personal data, then cookies may enable the automatic completion of your name and other information when, for example, you complete an online form.

Cookies also enable the Centre to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics to help understand how the Website is used, and so how to make improvements. It is not possible for cookies to read personal information on your computer or to find out any personal information about you. You can refuse to accept cookies by modifying the settings in your browser, but this may limit the functionality of Webpages on, or your access to, the Website.

There are two types of cookie that you may encounter when using the Centre’s website.

First party cookies

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, set and controlled by us.

Name Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId, ASPSESSIONIDASQQQTQC These session cookies can be used to remember any page changes or item or data selection from page to page.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Google Analytics and YouTube have their own cookies, which are controlled by them. On the Centre’s website these include:

Name Purpose
Cookies with names prefixed by __utm Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site.
demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, dkv, HSID, SSID, use_hitbox, SID, ACTIVITY, PREF Used by the YouTube video hosting service to enable videos to be embedded in the site.

You can find out more about cookies at, or if you wish to opt out of vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising, visit

Our website contains links to other websites. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should refer to the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

The Centre respects the privacy of everyone who contacts it. It will not use personal information for any purpose other than requested. Except for requests to join the Email Newsletter distributed by Mailchimp, which are passed on to Mailchimp, it will not share personal information with third parties. The information provided will be securely stored and deleted on request.

If you have been receiving our information and no longer wish to, please email us at

The Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred
Address: The Kirk, Kildonan, Isle of Arran, KA27 8SE