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We abide by the UK and EU rules on Data Protection. Your private details will not be sold, traded or rented to a third party.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that contain text. They are sent to your browser (for example Internet Explorer or Firefox) and stored on your computer's hard disk. Their contents only identify your computer and not you personally.

They're like little flags or markers to identify your computer, so that websites can tell if your computer has been on the site before, and can be used to make your experience of using the site more engaging and less frustrating. For example, they can be used to remember that you have logged into the site. If cookies were not used, you might be forced to log in each time you visit the site - with cookies, it's possible to remember you've been on the site before, and opted for the website to remember your login session.

We use cookies to collect information about which web pages are viewed and improve the user experience on our site.

Cookies we set ourselves on our site

If you become a member of this site, then when you have logged in for the first time, we set a cookie whose "name" is usr1.

This is what the cookie looks like when viewed in Firefox:

cookie

If you opt for the login to remember you, the cookie will expire a year in the future. If you don't opt for it to remember your login, the cookie will be deleted when you close your browser window.

The cookie does not identify you personally - as you can see from the screenshot, the only information it contains is:

Google Analytics cookies

The cookies we use from Google Analytics are web analytics cookies. The Google Analytics cookies contain randomly generated IDs used to recognise your browser when you read a page and contain no personal information. Any information recorded by these cookies is amalgamated with all information recorded from all website visitors - we don’t know who you are personally.

These cookies are used to collect statistics about site usage and information is used to improve the user experience on our website.

The Google Analytics cookies are called _utma, _utmb, _umtc and _utmz. They will appear in the list of cookies under yorkshiredales.org.uk in your cookie file.

We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others. If you do not want Google Analytics to collect information about the web pages you visit, you can add the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. This is a small piece of software that Google have created that you must install on top of your browser. Full instructions are available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Session cookies

The software systems that we use to build our websites create session cookies. These contain a randomly generated string of letters and numbers such as '1hq3a10tsg05n7m3umdpml54o1' that recognises your browser but does not personally identify you. These cookies are used enhance your experience of the website by remembering choices you have made in certain site functions. For example, remembering terms you have entered into various form fields.

These session cookies only exist until the end of your session - they are deleted automatically from your computer when you close your web browser.

The names of the sessions for our site is:

Third party cookies

We include some external content on our websites, notably embedded videos from vimeo and youtube

Such content will create cookies on your computer and the best way to reject them is to change your settings in the privacy section of your browser options. See "To delete cookies or reject cookies" below for more details.

To delete cookies or reject cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from.  Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored. You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at www.aboutcookies.org.

Database records

Each time you send an ecard, the following is stored in our database:

This data is periodically purged from our records, to help preserve database space.

If you have any concerns or questions about this policy, please get in touch.