What we collect
We collect the following information when you sign up:
Your email address and basic personal details.
What we do with the information we gather
We will infrequently use your email address and any other contact details to send you updates and helpful information and/or promotional offers we think you will find interesting and ehance your experience. We also use your details for the following reasons:
- Record keeping and maintenance.
- Improve our products and services.
We are extremely committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
- Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your computer or other device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again, so it can recognise you and can then tailor what you see on the screen.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data sent to your device from a website. This means the website can recognise your device if you return to the same website. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is an anonymous number (randomly generated) and is stored on your device. Some expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your computer for longer.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task, e.g. filling out a web form or a web survey
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
- analysing data to help us understand how people interact with the different aspects of our online services so we can make them better