This page explains how stanhoe.org handles personal information.
Do we collect personal information?
In general we do not collect any information that identifies you personally.
If you uses the site’s own search box we will record the words you search for, but no details of who is carrying out the search.
If you leave a comment on the photo gallery we will ask for your name and email address. We may use this to contact you about your comment. We will not use your email address for any other purpose without your permission.
How do we protect your information?
We will never normally transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties without your explicit permission. In general, we do not even have access to any personal information.
We, or the company hosting the website, may release your information when we believe this is required to comply with the law or when we are asked to by an appropriate government agency.
We have no control over how Google or Twitter use any information they collect about your browsing habits via cookies (see below).
We take reasonable precautions to prevent the stanhoe.org server and associated computers from being hacked.
Yes, we use both “temporary” and “persistent” cookies to allow stanhoe.org to display information in the best way possible. Currently we have three sets of cookies: stanhoe.org, Google Analytics, and Twitter.
stanhoe.org cookies are mainly short-term cookies that improve the operation of the website. Several are valid only for the current browsing session, and others expire after 24 hours. The only long-term cookie is one that records your implied consent to receive cookies. This one lasts for 30 days, after which you will see a new cookie reminder notice.
Google Analytics uses long-term cookies to track your browsing habits on stanhoe.org. We do not have access to these cookies, but Google certainly uses this information to influence what you see on other websites. This information is valuable to us because it shows how many visitors we get and which sections of the site are the most popular.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file – a string of letters and numbers – that a website transfers to your computer, tablet or smartphone through your web browser, if you allow it to. Cookies help the website to optimise its performance for your particular browser, and capture certain information such as whether you have visited the website in the past. See websites such as aboutcookies.org for more details.
Can I turn off cookies?
To turn off cookies altogether, change the appropriate settings in your web browser. Remember that this will limit the behaviour of many websites, especially those that you log into, such as for online shopping. Your browser may also allow you to control the behaviour of cookies on individual websites.
As of March 2014 you will need to follow one of the two methods mentioned above if you want to reject cookies from stanhoe.org while continuing to use the site. We rely on “implied consent” from users, as set out in the latest guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.