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. If you think that anything we have published infringes your copyright, please .
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 apart from your IP address.
We do pass your IP address to Google so that your device can load the font needed to show this website correctly. According to European privacy law, your IP address is personally identifiable information because your Internet service provider can link it to your account. In normal circumstances, however, neither we nor Google are able to make that link, either technically or legally. We don’t believe that using fonts hosted by Google infringes UK or European law on data protection and e-privacy, but we are keeping an eye on the situation.
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.
When you visit some pages – but not all – on this site, Google, Facebook and other social media companies may set cookies on your device (see below). We have no control over how these companies use any information they collect about your browsing habits via cookies.
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 two sets of cookies: stanhoe.org and external.
stanhoe.org cookies are mainly short-term cookies that we control ourselves to 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 consent to receive cookies. This one lasts for 30 days, after which you will see a new cookie reminder notice.
External cookies are used by third parties – currently Google and Facebook – to track your browsing habits on certain pages of stanhoe.org. As of February 2022 we do not use Google Analytics or any other tracking system, but Google sets cookies when you visit a page with a Google calendar (such as the home page), and social media companies may set cookies when you view a page that shows their content (currently just the WI page).
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.
You will need to follow one of these two methods if you want to reject cookies from stanhoe.org while continuing to use the site.