2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).
- About cookies
3.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
3.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
3.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
3.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
- Our cookies
4.1 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
4.2 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below, as supplied by our platform provider:
Stores the amount of visits of a user, the time of their first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes.
2 years from set/update
This performance cookie stores where a user came from (e.g. search engine, search keyword, link).
6 months from set/update
_ga and _gid
Used to distinguish between website users in Google Analytics.
2 years and 2 hours
_gat_UA-XXXXXXXX-X (where the Xs are replaced by the Google Analytics ID number)
Used to moderate calls to the Google Analytics service.
Set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only identifies a user if they have separately signed with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them consent. Checks how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes.
Stores whether the user has accepted the cookie message or not.
Used for authenticating a user’s session after logging in. Closes when you exit the browser.
End of session
Tells our infrastructure which server to handle the request.
End of session
A binary flag which stores whether a user is logged in or not.
End of session
ai_session and ai_user
Tracks users as they navigate the website predominately for infrastructure performance insights.
Keeps track of a donor’s preference to show their name during a Direct Debit.
End of session
- Analytics cookies
5.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
5.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
5.3 The analytics cookies used by our website are listed in section 4.2
5.4 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
- Managing cookies
6.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
(d) in Safari (version 11.0.3) you can block or manage cookies by accessing the “Preferences” menu then, click “Privacy” then “cookies and website data”
6.2 Blocking all cookies may have an impact upon the usability of many websites.
- Deleting cookies
7.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
(d) in Safari (version 11.0.3) you can delete cookies by accessing the “Preferences” menu then, click “Privacy” then “cookies and website data” and click on “Remove all website data”.
7.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
- Our details
8.1 This website is owned and operated by theUK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum.
8.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 3216892, and our registered office is at Icknield Court, Back Street, Wendover, Aylesbury, HP22 6EB
8.3 You can contact us:
(a) using the contact us option on our website homepage; and/or
(b) by email, using the email address published on our website.