Privacy and cookie information

Personal data

All personal data is collected and stored in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We collect statistical data, for example the type of computer and browsing software you use, the address of the web site from which you linked, your server address and date and time of visit, and any search terms used.

This data will be used for:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Web site and system administration.
  • Research and development.

This data is collected from all web users. Web access logs are used for statistical purposes only (eg to measure the use/performance of the site) except in the event of a security breach when they could be used for the purpose of tracing the breach.

Any personal information that you provide to us will only be used for the purpose stated at the time we request it. This information will not be disclosed to a third party except where authorised by you or as otherwise permitted by the Data Protection Act.

Cookies

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a web site; they can facilitate communication and interaction with the site; they allow site owners to measure visitor activity. You can reject or delete cookies using the settings in your web browser. 

Our site uses the following cookies:

exp_tracker: this cookie temporarily keeps track of the last 5 pages you visited on our site. This information allows our site to redirect you to the page you were on before activities such as sending us an email through the contact form. It is a ‘session’ cookie, meaning it expires as soon as you close your browser.

exp_last_visit and exp_last_activity: these cookies store the date and time respectively of your last activity on our site. These are ‘persistent’ cookies, which do not automatically expire when you close your browser. (They last for a year.)

If you are logged in as a member, the following cookies are also used:

exp_expiration and exp_anon: Expire after 1 year. Determines whether the user’s username is displayed in the list of currently logged in members.

exp_remember: Expires after 2 weeks. Determines whether a user is automatically logged in upon visiting the site.

Google Analytics

Our site also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to evaluate your use of our site and to compile reports for us on visitor activity.

Google stores the information they collect on servers in the United States. They may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. By accepting cookies, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google’s privacy policy, and information on rejecting or deleting their cookies can be found at www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

AddThis

Our site uses sharing buttons provided by AddThis, who set cookies and web beacons, and collect non-personally identifiable information automatically for analytics purposes, and who also use some of this information for online ad targeting. 

AddThis stores the information they collect on servers in the United States. They may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. By accepting cookies, you consent to the processing of data about you by AddThis in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

AddThis’s privacy policy, and information on opting out of ad targeting can be found at www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/.

E-mail enquiry form

We collect the following information:

  • Contact information
  • Details of your enquiry

In all cases this information will only be used for the stated purpose for which it was provided. No information is given or sold to any third party.

If you have any concerns regarding the data we hold about you, please contact us at the address below.

Email