How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when this website collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about visitors to this website, and those who log in to this website.
When someone visits this website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting this website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why. Each cookie is listed by name, along with the following information:
Cookie name note, if required
What is it for?
A brief description of what the cookie is used for.
How long does it last?
A cookie can either be deleted after a predetermined timespan, or as soon as the user’s session ends. A session is deemed as ending when the user closes his or her browser.
What’s the implication for site behaviour?
How would the site visitor’s experience change in the absence of this cookie?
Cookie nameWhat is it for?How long does it last?What’s the implication for site behaviour?_utma
_utmzThese cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, using a service called Google Analytics. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.Session, 30 minutes, 6 months or 2 years, depending on the cookie nameWithout this, we will not be able to track the number of visitors to different parts of the website.SessionA random selection of letters and numbers which is used by the website to know whether or not a user is logged in. The cookie cannot be used to identify any personal information about the user.Session.Without this, the current user cannot be identified on the website, so signing in, purchasing items, My Profile, polls, and all other personalised sections of the site will stop working. This cookie is essential when a user signs in.DoubleclickUsed to track when a user has clicked on an advert. This is intended to prevent multiple clicks by a single user being counted as multiple conversions on the advert.2 years.Without this cookie, we would not be able to accurately track advert conversions.
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CIOT will not disclose personal information to anyone, apart from authorised staff and volunteers, and only if this is needed to help and advise you, or unless we are under a legal obligation to disclose it.
CIOT is committed to following the principles of the Data Protection Act. The purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 is to protect the rights of individuals with respect to the processing of their personal data, and to ensure that organisations which process personal data do so in a fair and proper way. Processing includes the collection, storage, retrieval, use, or disclosure of personal data. Further information on the Data Protection Act principles and obligations can be found at The Information Commissioner's Office.
You have the right at any time to know what information we hold about you, and to see it. If you wish to exercise this right, please write to The Data Protection Administrator at CIOT, 30 Monck Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 2AP.