Cookies

Introduction

By accessing and using our websites or other services, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy and in our privacy policy. Please do read this cookie policy and our privacy policy carefully so that so you know what we are doing with your information.

We may update this cookie policy from time to time and will post any changes on this page of our website so it's a good idea to come back occasionally and read through it again. 

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files or pixel tags which are placed on your computer when you visit the Website to help us analyse website traffic, usage and behaviour so that we can improve the visitor experience to the Website. The cookie information we collect for these purposes is anonymous.

A cookie does not allow us to access your computer to obtain personal information, other than the data you choose to share with us. We do not read cookies left by other websites. You can disable cookies at any time (see below).

How do we use cookies?

Our websites and services use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our services and to provide increased functionality when you are using our services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve our websites and our services.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings (where possible) to refuse cookies, our systems will issue cookies as soon you visit our websites or access other services. If you have switched off cookies then some of the functionality of our services may not be available to you.

The cookies that we use on our websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information. 

Please note that not all the cookies on our sites are set by us. Please see the section below on third party cookies.

What cookies are on this website?

The cookies that the Website may use are:

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website and/or services, and to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about how visitors arrive on the website, how many pages they visit, how long they stay on the website and what they click on. This data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our website and is not tied to personally identifiable information, such as names and addresses, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We have turned on Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to help us obtain an idea of the demographics and interests of our website visitors. Further information is available at Google's Privacy Policy and Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies relate to the functionality of our websites and allow us to improve the service we offer to you through our websites, for example:

  • by allowing you to carry information across pages of our website to avoid you having to re-enter information;
  • by recognising your preferences when you return to our website(s);
  • by enabling us to serve the appropriate regionalised service relevant to your location

We may at some time embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites.  We do not control the dissemination of these cookies.  You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

How to disable cookies

You are able to disable cookies used by the website directly from your device.  For further information about cookies and how to do this, please visit the websites: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Gaining your consent to use tracking cookies

We are required to gain your consent before we store and use any cookies which are not intended to be used solely for the operation of the website.  We do this by providing a cookie notice each time you enter the Website and a link to this privacy policy which tells you how to disable cookies if you wish to do so.  If you enter the site after reading this notice, and do not disable them, we will regard this as your consent for use of those cookies described in the “What cookies are on this website?” above. 

Other websites that can be accessed by the website

The website may contain links to other websites. When you click any of these links and leave our site, we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting those sites, this privacy policy applies to this website only.  Please make sure you read the privacy and cookie policies of the websites you are visiting.

Sharing information through social media

If you choose to share any content of this site, or your personal information by using the social media buttons you should be aware that any personal information you may choose to share could be accessed by the public.  We cannot be held responsible for any damaging actions or behaviours which may result following your use of this or any other related subsequent social media activity.

Contact us

For any questions, queries or complaints, please email us at webmaster@hanover.org.uk.