When you browse our website, we collect ‘cookies’ to help us understand more about how our site is used by visitors, and to develop and enhance our services to you.
A ‘cookie’ is a bit of information kept on your computer. It tells us things like what device you’re using and what pages you click on.
- Track aspects of user visits, including the length of a user’s visit, their browser, geographic location and the use of the search facility on this website.
- Remember users selected contrast and/or text resizing style preferences for this website.
First party cookies used on the Environment Centre’s website
The table below lists the cookies that this website may issue:
|Cookie||What it is used for||Expires|
|_ga||These cookies are used for Google Analytics to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.||2 years|
|_gid||This cookie is used for Google Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited.||1 day|
|1p_JAR||This cookie is used for Google Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited.||7 days|
|Size, contrast||If you choose to resize the text or enhance the colour contrast on our website, these cookies are used to remember your preferred settings. They allow you to look around our website without having to reset the text size or contrast on each new page you visit. They are session cookies, which means they are removed from your device when you close your browser window.|
|ident||If you decide to register or login on our website, we will issue this cookie to keep you logged in as you navigate from page to page.|
|identu||This cookie makes it easier for you to login on return visits to our website. Your username will automatically appear in the login box and you just need to enter your password to login.|
Cookies for measuring use for our website
|Cookie||Originator||What it is used for||Expires|
|_utma||Google-analytics.com||This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the website, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.||2 years from set/update|
|_utmb||The B and C cookies work together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site||30 minutes from set/update|
|_utmc||When the user exits the browser|
|_utmv||This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||0 days|
Cookies set by a third party
To improve user experience, we allow you to share pages of our website via social networking sites, such as Facebook. We may also display content from other websites, such as YouTube or Google maps, on our web pages. Please note that you may be sent cookies from these other websites. We do not control these cookies and advise you to check the relevant third-party privacy policies to find out more about the cookies they use and how to manage them.
The table below lists the third party cookies (issued by other websites) which appear on the Environment Centre’s website.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies, the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, these sites can provide more information on how to do this:
Get in touch with us about your data
You can contact us at any time and ask us:
- What information we’ve stored about you
- To change or update your details
- To delete your details from our records
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to make a complaint
If you’re not happy with how we’ve handled your data, you can make a complaint.
You can also raise your concern with the Information Commissioner’s Office.