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Privacy and Cookie use Policy

To ensure that this website is useful as possible we need to use cookies to help us gather information about how our website is being used and help identify areas that can be improved.  By using this website you are granting consent for our use of cookies in connection with your visit.  If you do not wish cookies to be set please visit our page on how to change your cookie settings.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. and how we use cookies.

(1) What information do we collect?

We do collect, store and use some or all of the following kinds of information:

(a) Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views)

(b) any other information that you choose to send to us

(2) Cookies

What is a Cookie?

A cookie (web cookie, or browser cookie) is a small file which is stored on your computer by a website when you visit.  Only the website storing the cookie is able to retrieve it.The cookie enables the website to “remember” you during your visit or between visits to remember your preferences. Further information can be found about cookies on Wikipedia.

How does Beaconsfield Town Council use Cookies?

We use cookies to record, anonymously, how our visitors use the website to assist in determining popular and unpopular pages and information to let us know which pages might need improving.

The information collected is then used to generate reports that used by the council to improve our online offering. We use Google analytics to achieve this. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

We use 2 main types of cookies, “session” and “persistent” cookies on the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

What Cookies do we use?

The following table identifies the cookies that we set:

Cookie Name Purpose Identifier Type
Google Analytics Tracks website usage. Information received includes:

  • how you accessed our site
  • Duration of Visit
  • Referring website
__utma

__utmb

__utmc

__unam

__utmz

First Party Cookie
Comments Cookie Reduce the risk of bots using the comments and contact forms 32 character random string First Party Cookie

Other ways your information may be tracked.

From time to time we will integrate with popular websites such as facebooktwitter and YouTube which may also use cookies of their own through content embedded in our website.

For more information on these cookies you should view the respective privacy polices for each of these sites:

If you are unhappy about cookies being set on your computer please use the following instructions to change your browsers’ cookie permissions.

(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website

(b) enable your use of the services available on the website

(c) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user

(d) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(4) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(6) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure, password and firewall protected servers.

Data transmission over the internet is insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(7) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee currently fixed at £10.00.

(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email or by using our Contact Form.