Reading UK CIC is committed to preserving the privacy of visitors to this website. This Data Protection and Security Statement confirms our policy for the collection and use of information submitted to us.
We will not share your information with other companies unless you have granted permission for us to do so and we will only send you e-mails if you give us your consent to do so (either explicitly or implictly by requesting information and / or providing your e-mail address).
If you register to use the password protected portions of the site, or the newsletter sign up, we will ask you to provide us with certain data about yourself, which we will handle in accordance with the United Kingdom's Data Protection legislation. We maintain strict security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorised access to your data by anyone, including our staff. We use technologies such as (but not limited to) data encryption, fire walls and server authentication to protect the security of your data. All Reading UK CIC staff and any third parties hired to provide support services, will be required to observe our privacy standards and to allow us to audit them for compliance.
Cookies are small pieces of text stored as a file on the computer's hard drive. They are not computer programs. They only contain and transfer to the web server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.
Cookies are used by your browser and by most websites to help personalise or improve your experience using the world wide web. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. Restricting cookies may affect some of the functionality of this website, such as the ability to log in to password-protected areas, but most of the site will still be accessible to you.
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.
You can find more information about deleting and controling cookies from the AboutCookies.org website.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|PHPSESSID||PHP Session ID. This is a unique identifier that is automatically created when a Session starts for a given visitor.||This cookie is deleted when browser is closed.|
|_utma||Google Analytics randomly generated number.
We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.
Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers, and neither Tribal or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
|_utmc||This cookie is deleted when browser is closed.|
|COOKIE_LAST_EXTRANET_EMAIL||CMS Extranet opt-in cookie. This is set if you choose to ask this website to remember your login name.||Until you opt-out via the login screen|
|LOG_ME_IN_COOKIE||CMS Extranet opt-in cookie. This is set if you choose to ask your computer to automatically log you in at this computer||Until you opt-out via the login screen|
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Site and compile reports for us on activity on the Site to help us understand how visitors engage with the Site and track visitor interactions. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and without identifying individual visitors.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By accessing this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Analytics uses its own cookies to store information, such as what time the visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. To disable this type of cookie, some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. In addition to declining cookies, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your website visits.
Please also refer to the Terms & Conditions of use of this site for further information.
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