What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files which are saved on your computer or in your browser's memory when you visit our website. They help to speed things up for when you visit us again by remembering information such as which parts of the site you visit, what you like and what's most relevant to you. They DO NOT remember any personal data or confidential information about you.
These are the most common cookies used, and they only last for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. No data is collected which could personally identify you. However we store and collect a unique ID which tracks your visit from page to page. This is so we can ensure that you remain signed-in as you move around the site and keep your session open when applying for new products.
These last beyond your current visit and help us to provide you with an enhanced experience next time you visit. In particular, we set a persistent cookie if you use the "bookmark" feature when reading The Roundabout so that we can restore your bookmarks next time you visit the site.
We use Google Analytics (http://google.com/analytics) to gauge how popular our site is and to track visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages you access. Your computer's IP address is used to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site. Again, no data is collected which could personally identify you.
To get the best from our website, we advise that you leave cookies enabled whilst visiting, otherwise you may find that parts of our site no longer work, including accessing your account.
However, if you choose, you can block all cookies by altering the settings in your web browser (refer to your browser's help section). Alternatively, you could just block third party cookies (in our case, Google Analytics) which will not impact your browsing experience.
For more information on how cookies work and can be managed, please refer to The Interactive Advertising Bureau's guide at http://www.allaboutcookies.org
What information do we gather and store about you?
- Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data
- Information provided voluntarily by you, for example, when you register for information
- Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.
Use of Your Information
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
- To provide information to you relating to our products or services.
- To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.
We do not allow any third party to access your data.
We will not disclose you personal information to any other party unless we are legally required to do so.
Access to Information
You have the right to access any information that we hold about you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.