What are cookies and what are they used for?
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If you continue to use our site, you agree to our use of the following cookies:
- Session cookies (PHPSESSID). This cookie is set upon arrival to our site and operates to enhance your experience for the duration of that visit. It keeps a record of any preferences that you have set during that visit. It also allows information entered into fields of online forms to be retained so that if you need to resubmit a form within the same browsing session you do not have to reenter all the information. Instead the previous attempt is saved and can be edited, saving you time. This cookie is anonymous for the duration of the session and is permanently deleted when you close your browser.
- Google Maps (APISID, HSID, NID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID). These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google Maps on them.
- Google Analytics. Cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, including the number of visitors, where they came from and the pages they visited. The cookies which Google Analytics uses on this site are:
_utma: Records the number of times a user has visited the site as well as the time of their first and last visit
_utmb: Stores details of the moment when a user enters a site
_utmc: Stores details of the moment when a user leaves a site
_utmz: Records where the user came from including details of the search engine, keywords and links used
We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. Information will not be used by us or by Google Analytics to identify or target you for the purposes of advertising or marketing. To learn more about how this information is used by Google Analytics visit: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
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Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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