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Last updated: May 2022
Types of information we may collect from you
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information about individuals who visit and use our website:
Information you supply to us. You may supply us with information about you by filling in the forms on our website. This includes information you provide when you sign up to our newsletter or get in touch using our contact form. The information you give us may include your name and e-mail address.
Information our website automatically collects about you. With regard to each of your visits to our website we may automatically collect information including the following:
- Technical information: including a truncated and anonymised version of your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, operating system and platform;
- Information about your visit, including what pages you visit, how long you are on the website, how you got to the website (including date and time); page response times, length of visit, what you click on, documents downloaded and download errors.
How we may use the information we collect
We use the information in the following ways:
Information you supply to us. We will use this information:
- To provide you with information and/or reply to any message you may send to us;
- To send you our weekly newsletter, to which you can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of the newsletter.
Information we automatically collect about you. We will use this information:
- To administer our website including troubleshooting and statistical purposes;
- To improve our website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- To deliver targeted advertising to you by displaying personalised content and advertising tailored to your interests, location and more;
- To track and determine the effectiveness of our marketing and promotional campaigns;
- Security and debugging as part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure.
This information is collected anonymously and is not linked to information that identifies you as an individual. We use Google Analytics to track this information. Find out how Google uses your data by clicking here.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device to help our website provide a better user experience. Cookies are stored on your individual device and you have full control over their use.
How to change your cookie settings
You may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Cookies that are already stored may be deleted at any time. To find out more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, visit aboutcookies.org.uk.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. If you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.
Cookies we use on this website
First Party Cookies
These are necessary Cookies that are set by this website directly. These Cookies are essential to the running of our website and are kept for the duration of a user’s visit. These keep track of things such as the session ID itself and whether the visitor has chosen to view the website in high visibility mode.
First Party Cookies set by this website
|auth_user||Records when a user has logged in to the website (e.g. protected pages that require a user login).||End of session|
|cms_user||Identifies a session that should not retrieve pages from cache (e.g. when a user is logged in to the CMS).||End of session|
|highvis||Records if the user has switched to high visibility mode.||End of session|
|PHPSESSID||Default identifier that PHP uses for Cookies which are generated during a session.||End of session|
|popup_seen_today||Indicates whether pop-up announcements have been viewed or not||At midnight|
Third Party Cookies
These are Cookies set by other suppliers which we may be using to enhance our site and which are controlled by them. The following section details third party Cookies you might encounter through this site. For more information on these Cookies or to opt-out of third parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.
Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour, such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. We do this to compile reports that help us improve our site. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here, what documents you download and what you click on. This analytics data is not tied to personally identifiable information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
Below is a description of the Google Analytics Cookies we may use on this site and what they are used for:
|_utm.gif||Logs details about visitor’s browser and computer||End of session|
|_utma||Used to distinguish users and sessions||2 years|
|_utmb||Used to determine new sessions/visits||30 mins|
|_utmc||Used to determine the duration of a visit||End of session|
|_utmv||Use to determine visitor behaviour during a session||End of session|
|_utmz||Stores the traffic source that explains how the user reached the site||6 months|
|_utmt||Used to throttle request rate||10 minutes|
|_utmt_masterTracker||Updates the total number of page visits in anonymous form||End of session|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users||24 hours|
You can find more detailed information about the Google Analytics Cookies we use by clicking here. You can find out more about Google’s position on data privacy as regards to its analytics service, including information about the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on in the Privacy Controls section here.
Other Third Party Cookies
We may use third party plugins or integrate with other websites or services (for example: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo).
For these to work they may set Cookies through our site. We do not control these Cookies and you should refer to their websites for their respective privacy policies or for further information on how to opt out of them collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website. Alternatively you may deactivate or restrict the transmission of Cookies by changing the settings of your web browser.
Disclosure of your information
Any information you provide to us will either be emailed directly to us or may be stored on a secure server. We use a trusted third party website and hosting provider (Cloudways) to facilitate the running and management of this website. Cloudways meet high data protection and security standards and are bound by contract to keep any information they process on our behalf confidential. Any data that may be collected through this website that Cloudways process, is kept secure and only processed in the manner we instruct them to. Cloudways cannot access, provide, rectify or delete any data that they store on our behalf without permission.
We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies.
We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to regional/national institutions and authorities, unless required by law or other regulations.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Third party links
Our site contains links to and from the third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Your rights – access to your personal data
You have the right to ensure that your personal data is being processed lawfully (“Subject Access Right”). Your subject access right can be exercised in accordance with data protection laws and regulations. Any subject access request must be made in writing to: Data Protection Controller, Matters of Style. We will provide your personal data to you within the statutory time frames. To enable us to trace any of your personal data that we may be holding, we may need to request further information from you. If you have a complaint about how we have used your information, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).