PRIVACY AND COOKIES
How we protect your privacy
Confidentiality and security: We hold the information you give securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your details won’t normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances we might need to do this, so they can provide a service you’ve requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information we pass to a third party will be held securely by them, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and only used to provide the services or information you’ve requested. You can access the information we hold about you any time. If you’d like to do this, please put your request in writing (explaining that your interest is in this website) and send it to:
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Newsletters: If you sign up to receive our newsletters, we may occasionally contact you to help us evaluate and improve the service we offer. If you tell us that you wish to cancel a subscription we’ll remove you from our mailing list and delete your details from our records.
Cookies: We want to make sure our services are easy, useful and reliable. This means we will sometimes place small amounts of information on your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They’re stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and don’t expire at the end of your session. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this won’t affect your access to the majority of facilities on our website. Cookies can’t be used to identify you personally.
Cookies help us to improve services for you by:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it on every web page
- measuring how many people are using services, so we can make them easier to use
You can manage these files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them
For a list of all the cookies we know are used by this website, please read our cookies audit page.
Although your browser may be set up to allow cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts one on your hard disk, so you can decide whether to allow it or not. Or you can set your computer not to accept any cookies.
This site uses Google Analytics code to gather statistical information. For more information on how Google Analytics processes this information, visit www.google.com/analytics.
Cookies from other companies and sites: During your visit, you might notice some cookies that aren’t related to this website. This happens when you visit a page with content embedded from a third party (like a YouTube video) or use some of the links to social networking sites (like Share This). These websites might place cookies on your computer. We can’t control how they use their cookies. You should check their websites’ privacy policies to find our more if you’re concerned about this.
Log files: These allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. This site’s administrative team puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files don’t contain any personal information about you.
If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, we’re notified when you open it and when you click on the links. These statistics give us an indication of the popularity of our content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.