Cookies and privacy
Cookies are small text files stored in your device when you access most websites on the internet.
- make it easier to use;
- to support the provision of relevant information and functionality for you as a valued visitor to the Website; and
- to provide us with certain information about how the Website is used in order for us to keep it up to date, relevant and, as far as we reasonably can, free from errors.
We have set out further information below about the types of cookies that we use on the Website.
By using the Website you confirm your agreement to the use by us of cookies. You have control over what cookies are used on sites you visit and you can choose to manage the cookies we use on this Website at any time through the settings on your browser.
If you would like more information about how to do this, or if you would like more information about cookies generally, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware that certain cookies may be set as soon as you visit that site (which we neither recommend nor control), but you can remove them using your browser settings.
Below is information about the different types of cookies used. The cookie categories are based on the category definitions contained in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide:
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to move around this Site and use its features and/or services. These cookies allow this Site to provide services at the request of users.
This Website does not use any strictly necessary cookies.
Performance cookies allow us to update this Website, to ensure that we cater for Website users’ preferences and to improve the performance of the Website generally. Performance cookies collect information about how this Website is used (for example, which pages users visit most often and where error messages are delivered).
Performance cookies don't collect information that identifies individual visitors to the Website. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
This Website uses performance cookies to:
1. provide statistics on how this Website is used (including selections that visitors to the Website have made and information about goods and services that they have viewed, during their use of this Website);
2. gather non-user specific technical data regarding usage of this Website and to provide us with various statistics on how our Website is used;
3. enable us to improve this Website by measuring and collecting information about any errors that occur;
4. to test different designs of our Website.
We use Google Analytics for these purposes (please see "Further Information" section below).
Functional cookies allow our Website to remember choices that visitors make, and any customisations you make to Website pages during your visit. Functional cookies are required to provide features and services specific to individual users of the Website.
Our Website uses functional cookies to record and remember that you have been provided with the cookie consent notification.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These types of cookies collect information about the browsing habits of users of sites in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests, and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
Our Website does not use targeting/advertising cookies.
If you would like more general information about:
1. cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
2. Google Analytics, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
If you wish to prevent being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
What personal data do we collect?
When you visit this Website or ask for any service or information from us, you may be asked to provide information about yourself, including your name and contact details. We may also collect:
1. personal data from messages you post to this Website as well as emails and letters that you send to us; and
2. information about your use of this Website.
How do we use your personal data?
We use personal data:
1. to provide visitors with access to relevant parts of this Website;
2. to supply information visitors to this Website have requested; and
3. to deal with enquiries visitors to this Website have made.
We may use and analyse the personal data we collect in order that we can administer, support, improve and develop our services. In particular, we may use your personal data to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about changes or developments to this Website or our services. We may contact you by e-mail or by post to market our services.
You have the right to stop us using your personal data for marketing purposes. You may exercise that right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you give us personal data, that data may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world and may be used, stored and processed anywhere in the world, including countries outside the European Economic Area; this is simply a consequence of the way the Internet works. Bear in mind that those countries do not always have strong data protection laws.
Whenever and wherever we collect, process or use personal data, we take steps to try and ensure that it is kept securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and this policy.
To whom might we disclose your personal data?
We may disclose personal data to third parties who process information or provide other services for us. Some of those third parties may be located outside the United Kingdom.
Except as set out above, or unless we are required or allowed to do so by law, we will not share, sell or disclose any of your personal data without your consent.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any other network is as 100% secure. We take appropriate measures to try to protect your personal data from access by unauthorised people and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage.
Access and updating
Individuals have certain rights of access to their personal data, including the rights to see the personal data held about them and to ask that necessary changes are made to ensure that such data is accurate and up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact email@example.com. The law allows us to charge a small fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of your personal data that we hold.
Think Tank wants to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you are aware of any error or inaccuracy please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.