Privacy and Cookies
Visitors to our site
Security and performance
We use a third party internet provider service to help maintain the security and performance of the our website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to our website.
Emails sent to us via the website
When emails are sent to us via links on the website, it is inevitable that you are providing us with your email address and any personal information you care to include in the body of the email. We will never share this email with any party other than internal members of the management committee on a 'need to know basis'. The emails will be destroyed once the request has been addressed and the identity of the addressee is never added to our Address Book.
We have several external links on our website pointing to external websites of interest. We choose these links carefully but cannot be responsible for the operation of the target website or the cookies that they set in your browser. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are aware of the privacy and cookie policies of these individual websites and link to them or not as a consequence.
Requests or complaints concerning privacy
If you have any requests or complaints arising from this policy please address these to the Station Manager at the address listed on our Contacts page.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your ‘terminal equipment’ (eg a computer or smartphone) when you access our website. It is held within your browser and allows the website to store information about your preferences or past actions.
What do they do and why?
The cookies we use are of three types:
- They allow the website to function correctly. These are essential for the correct operation of the website.
- They are used to store your preference from visit to visit.
- We use Google Analytics which allows us to understand the frequency of visits, which pages are visited and how users navigate amongst these pages. This allows us to organise and optimise the layout of our pages to better the user experience.
In cases 1 and 2 you can disable cookies in your browser settings. But be warned that it can prevent the website from operating correctly. See WikiHow Disable Cookies for comprehensive details on how to do it in various browsers.
In case 3 Google provides a tool which you can install in your browser which disables Google Analytics cookies from any site. See Google Analytics Opt-Out for details. This tool will not prevent the website from correct operation but it will deprive us of valuable management information.