Cookies can either last only for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or remain on your device for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies served by us while you are on the Website are called “first party cookies”. Cookies served by other companies that are not operating the Website are called “third party cookies.” So, we may allow Google to set a cookie on your browser while you visit the Website, which would be a third party cookie.
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. Use of our website does not require the acceptance of cookies and you will be able to read and view all the information we have if you choose to reject them. However, interactive features of the Website, such as competition entries and event bookings, will require you to sign in and will require the acceptance of our cookies as described above.
If you want to block cookies then you can do this through your browser via the Help function. You can also visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them.
Cookies we use
When you register details on the Website, for example to enter a competition, we set a cookie that allows us to identify you as you browse the Website. This ‘essential cookie’ will be removed by your browser when you close the window, unless you tick the option to allow us to ‘remember you’ on your next visit. It must be accepted by your browser if you wish to sign in and use the personalised features of the Website.
Third Party Cookies
Sometimes we use third party websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) to embed photos and video content into our web pages. Pages with this embedded content may set cookies from these websites onto your device.
When you use one of the social website share buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through.
We do not control the application of these cookies, and recommend that you check the relevant third party website for more information about these before using such services.
Our website does not include any advertising services that would be able to profile you, perform behavioural analysis or use your visit to our site to deliver targeted advertising. However, we do include Facebook, Twitter and other third party social networking tools that may set their own cookies in order to remember who you are and what you’ve been doing. These services cannot access any of the personal information you have provided to us.
The following table sets out details of some of the specific cookies that we use on the Website, and why we use them.
|ASP.NET_SessionId||When a user navigates to the Website, the server establishes a unique session for that user that lasts for the duration of the user’s visit. For each session, ASP.NET maintains session state information where applications can store user-specific information.|
|connectUser||Stores user/password for the site.|
|These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. This helps us report and analyse visitor information such as visitor numbers, unique visitors, page views, traffic source and session times. This information helps us to improve our website and provide relevant information and campaigns.
These cookies gather general information and do not store any confidential information.
|These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps.|
We aim to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of personal data held by us and to protect the privacy and security of our databases. Our servers and databases are protected by industry standard security technology. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorised disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, we take all reasonable steps to prevent this from happening.
Please note that other sites to which this Website may be linked are not covered by this Privacy and Cookies Policy. You acknowledge that your access of such websites will be subject to the relevant third party’s terms and conditions and that any information you provide to such third parties may be subject to their own privacy policies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. In addition, we have no control over how such information is used and, as such, any course of action you have regarding any alleged misuse of such information must be against the relevant third party.
Requests of details of personal data held
You may at any time request a copy of the personal data we hold about you, opt-out of receiving any of the information we may send you, or request the correction or removal of any information that you believe to be inaccurate. Such requests, together with any other queries you may have in relation to your personal data, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at the address below.
In addition to this Privacy and Cookies Policy there may also be specific and additional terms that apply to certain sections of the Website. We recommend that you review them where they appear. In the unlikely event of any variation as between this Privacy and Cookies Policy and the specific and additional provisions, the specific and additional provisions will prevail.