Privacy and Cookies

Privacy

Visitors to our site

When someone visits our site we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. More details about this are included below in our Cookie Policy.

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.

External links

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.

Cookies

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:

  1. They allow the website to function correctly. These are essential for the correct operation of the website.
  2. They are used to store your preference from visit to visit.
  3. 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.

Cookie detail

Name
Description
Duration
cookiesDirective
This is used by our Cookie Policy Disclosure pop-up to record that you have seen the disclosure and do not want to see it again.
1 year
PHPSESSID
It is used to keep track of your visit and allows us pass information between each access. It is essential for the correct working of our site.
1 week
units
This is used to record the units you wish to use when viewing our weather display.
1 year
Google Analytics
See Google Analytics Use on Websites for a detailed description.

Can you manage our use of cookies?

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.

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