Yorkshire North & East Ridings Freemasons

Privacy Policy

Our policy is  to obtain permission before putting details or photographs including any individual on this site. If we have failed to do this, or if anyone appearing here no longer wishes to do so, please inform us  and we will remove or obscure the image or text immediately.  Articles published on this site are usually provided by the brethren, and are not necessarily the views of Grand Lodge or Provincial Grand Lodge.

Please note that if you submit any form appearing on this website, the Province  may store and use any personal or other data  you provide in order to respond to your query, check any information you have provided, configure web services for your specific use and improve the quality of the services it offers.

The granting of login credentials by us to applicants means that their name, Lodge or Chapter, Grand Lodge certificate number and email address (i.e. the data supplied on registration) are held by us and their logged in activities on this site are recordable. Any user objecting to this should contact us immediately so that their account may be deleted, which will permanently and completely remove all such information from the live site. This will of course prevent any further login access to the website. Information submitted as part of an unsuccessful application for login credentials is not retained on the site.

We will make no attempt to identify other visitors, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In all cases, we reserve the right to attempt to identify any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of our web services.



Our website uses cookies, as do almost all websites. The purpose of these is to help provide you with the best experience possible.

Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies enable us to:

  • Make our website work as expected
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook and Twitter
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Track visits to the sites articles so we know what kind of information is popular for our visitors

We do not use cookies to collect any personally identifiable information or  to collect any sensitive information.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your web browser are set to accept cookies we understand because of that, and your continued use of our website, you are in agreement of how we use cookies. Should you wish to reject our cookies you may do so, either by global browser settings or our own cookie control panel. However this will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect. For example, logging in to our site requires acceptance of our  cookies.


We use cookies to make certain functions on our website work including the login process.

Third party functions

Like most websites we include functionality provided by third parties. Our site includes the following which may use cookies:

  • Videos (powered by YouTube and Vimeo)
  • Location Maps
  • Other embedded content

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So that you can share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we may include sharing buttons on our site and these may set cookies.

Cookies are set by Facebook and Twitter.

The privacy implications of this will vary from social network to social network and will depend on your settings with them.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We collect anonymous visitor statistics for our site using  Matomo. This includes how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac OS X or Windows PC) which helps to identify how our site works on particular platforms. This helps us to continuously improve our website. This so-called "analytics” program also tells us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from Google) and what pages they view. We do not use cookies in visitor statistics collection and data is collected anonymously, that is, we cannot identify any individual visitor from it.

You may choose not to be included in the aggregation and analysis of the anonymous data collected on this website.

To make that choice, please click below to receive an opt-out cookie.

Email Alerts

You may  receive occasional email alerts from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire N & E Ridings.

We do not add names to our mailing list without consent. Should you ever wish to be taken off the list or to amend your email address, please contact us.