We are committed to protecting and respecting your
privacy. The aim of this page is to explain how we may gather
and use information about you through your use of this
website. All use of such information is governed by the
principles and practices set out in this statement.
- Your use of this site implies consent for the setting of
cookies, unless you change your privacy
- Any web usage statistics we collect, like which pages on the
site are most visited, are anonymous.
- We have some common sharing tools on the site provided by
Twitter, Google and Facebook. If you use their services elsewhere,
they may be able to track your use of this site, unless you change your privacy
- By sending us information via a form on this site, you consent
to our use of this information as explained on this page.
- Any personal information you give us via forms on the site is
treated as confidential and never shared with any third parties
except data processors acting on our behalf to provide our
Please see below for more details.
Our website, like many others, stores and retrieves information
on your browser using 'cookies'. This information is used to make
the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally
identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more
personalised web experience.
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose to change your privacy
preferences to prevent non-essential cookies being set.
This functionality is provided by the Optanon Privacy Preference
Centre which is available to licence for any site that
wishes to give visitors similar choices.
List of Cookies
Below is a list of the cookies we use on this site, which is
dynamically updated by Optanon whenever new
cookies are encountered and classified by our website team.
This site contains a number of forms you
can fill in to provide us with information about yourself when
requesting services, such as:
- Asking us to contact you
- Signing up to our email newsletter
We use this information purely for the purpose of providing you
with the services you are requesting, or to keep you informed about
new developments we think you may be interested in.
You information will be held by the Cookie Collective LLP, which
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Governor Technology Ltd.
Governor employees will only have access to your information
if they need it to provide our services.
We do not generally share this information with any third
parties, except where we use data processors to act on our
instructions to provide our services. We will not pass on
details to any other data controller without your express prior
consent unless we are required by law to do so.
If we send you an email newsletter to the address supplied by
you, it will contain tracking images that enable us to see when you
open the email. We will also know if you click on any link
contained in the email.
We use this information to help us improve the quality and
relevance of our communications.
If you do not download images in our emails, then we are not
able to track when you open or read the emails we send.
You can unsubscribe from any further newsletters at any time by
clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email sent. If you do
this we will not send you any more newsletters, however we will
keep your details on file in order to do this.
Auditor plug-in for Google Chrome gathers data about cookies
and submits it to our database.
This data contains information both about the cookies found, and
the pages on a particular site they were found on. It also
contains values of cookies, which in some circumstances may contain
personally identifiable information - if the cookie is designed to
hold such information. Such information is only ever used to
help us identify the purpose of a cookie, where a website owner has
requested this service from us. The data may also be provided
to the owner of a website if they request it.
We do not use an personally identifiable information for any
other purpose, and nor do we make it available in any other
All submissions of data via the Optanon Auditor plug-in are
otherwise completely anonymous. No information is collected
about the device the plug-in is installed on, or the person using
the device. No browsing history, other than a record pf pages
that set cookies, is complied, and no profile linked to a device
can be created from the data.
The names and some attributes of the cookies gathered by the
auditor are made publicly available on the Cookiepedia website.
However there is to our knowledge no personally identifiable
information contained within this data.
Aside from the Optanon Auditor there are two Cookie Collector
plug-ins in circulation which submit data about cookies to our
Although the old Chrome Collector is no longer available for
download, a Firefox Cookie Collector extension is still available
in the Mozilla
Both plug-ins if installed will submit data about cookies to our
systems. They do this automatically, without any kind of user
input, feedback or control.
The Collector submits only names of cookies and their other
attributes, along with the top level domain name of the site being
visited by the browser, when the data was submitted. The
values (contents) of the cookies are not stored,
nor the specific pages of the site they were found on.
Therefore no personal data is collected. We
do not identify the source of the data submitted - so it cannot be
used to build up a browsing history of any person using the
The sole purpose is to source data about cookies to inform our
research. Statistics and other intelligence garnered from
analysis of this data are published freely on Cookiepedia.
We are committed to making sure that your information is
secure and treated in accordance with this policy. We have put in
place suitable procedures to safeguard the information we collect
in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure.
Cookie Collective LLP is a registered data controller under the
Data Protection Act 1998.
You may request details of personal information which we hold
about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be
payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you
please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is
incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as
possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any
information found to be incorrect.
We may from time to time publish links to other websites we
believe to be of interest. However we have no control over these