Personal information that this website collects and why
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
3.1 Site visitation tracking:
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section 6.0 below).
A cookie is a small text file which is stored in the web browser on your computer, smartphone, iPad or on any other media used for browsing the internet when you visit the website. Cookies make it possible to recognize your computer, etc. and to collect information about your online behavior, including which pages and features are visited with your browser, and to ensure that it works technically. In some cases, cookies are the only way to get a website to function as intended. A cookie is a passive file and cannot collect information on your computer, spread computer viruses or other malware. It is anonymous and contains no personal data. Cookies are used by virtually all websites.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
3.2 Contact forms and email links:
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section 6.0. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.