Privacy & Accessibility

Privacy and data protection

WiRL collects and uses personal information solely to fulfil the network’s objectives and only with the consent of the individual concerned.

We will only retain personal information as long as is necessary to meet these objectives. We will not pass on your personal details to third parties or make them public without your authorisation. We will only disclose personal data with your consent or if we are obliged to do so by law.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that WiRL is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites.

Any personal data we capture and store is held in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact us and we will reply as soon as possible.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file containing information which a website asks your computer to store for next time you visit.

Websites use cookies for lots of different reasons, such as storing preferences, logging you in, keeping track of things in your shopping basket, or telling the website owners how many different people visit the site.

Use of cookies on this website

Cookies we set
  • To remember if you have seen the cookie policy notification.
  • To remember whether you are signed in or not (this only applies to site administrators)
Cookies others set

This website uses Google’s analytics service to measure how many people visit the site, and which pages are visited. For more information about this cookie, see
Google’s explanation.

Managing cookies in your browser

If you would like to know more about cookies, or how to control and delete them, you can visit


This website is designed to conform to World Wide Web Consortium accessibility standards, and here is some information about other ways to adapt the website for individual needs.

Customising your computer

AbilityNet and the BBC have developed some tutorials which tell you how to customise your computer to give you a better experience when using the web. For example, you can find out how to:

  • change how information is shown on your screen, to get more on, or to see content more clearly;
  • change colours and fonts, a good idea if you have a visual impairment and need more contrast;
  • adapt the mouse, for example, to slow it down, make the pointer bigger, or if you are left-handed;
  • change a variety of keyboard settings, including the rate at which the cursor blinks.

Go to AbilityNet for more information, or My Web My Way to see the tutorials

Useful links – for information about customising your computer

My Web My Way – for information and tutorials, developed by the BBC and AbilityNet, on customising your computer – for access to the free screen reader Thunder – Microsoft accessibility wizard and how to use it – Google accessibility tools – Apple Macintosh accessibility features – accessibility features in Firefox and download extensions


Links to external websites and material are provided for informational purposes and do not constitute endorsement or approval by WiRL.

WiRL is not responsible for the accuracy or content of external sources referenced on this website. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have concerns about any of the material referenced on this website.