Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.thebirminghamgazette.co.uk
It applies solely to this website.
Information collected via this website
By submitting personal data in electronic form to this site, or by using this site, you give your consent that all personal information you submit may be processed in the manner and for the purposes necessary to conduct its services.
If you do nothing other than read pages or download information, we will capture and store information about your visit. This information will not identify you, it relates to:

  • the internet domain e.g. www.organisation.co.uk and IP address from which you access the web site
  • the type of browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape) and operating system (Windows, UNIX) you use
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the pages you visit
  •  the address of the web site from which you linked to us (if applicable).

We use this information to make each visit more rewarding and to provide us with information to help improve our service. We do not know (and do not want to know) the identities of people who visit us in this way.
Security
Although we will always treat the information you send us with the strictest confidence, we cannot guarantee the security of the world wide web. It is possible, though very unlikely, that someone other than ourselves could access and read information sent to us in this way. If you feel concerned about this, please use another form of contact, e.g. telephone or post.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the Site by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.
Google use this information to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports on website activity for website operators. Google will not transmit this information to third parties unless required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can disable cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your internet browser. By using this site you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described and for the aforementioned purpose.
We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

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