Cookie and Privacy policies
A cookie is a small file that we put on your computer to help us provide you with a good online experience. It's the standard way of distinguishing you from other users of the site, and learning how we can make improvements.
The following information shows you the cookies used by the CSE Police and Prevention website in accordance with the UK implementation of the European e-Privacy Directive (2009/136/EC).
There are two types of cookie in place on the site:
1. Cookies that help us understand how our site is used
We use Google Analytics to measure what people do on our site. This is the most common analytics tool on the Internet, and we use it to look at things like which pages are most popular, and which browsers people use. It's a really useful service for us, because we want to keep on learning about what makes good user experience.
2. Cookies that remember your preferences
There are a number of instances where it's useful to record what you've done previously on the site, so we don't have to ask you the same question again:
Social media: The popular AddThis widget allows users to quickly share pages through social media, with the buttons at the bottom of each page. The cookie records if you've shared info on this site before, so the widget can suggest which account you'd like to post to.
Drupal preferences: We use 'session identification' cookies, which is the standard means to distinguish you from other users used by Drupal – our content management system. For example, if we put a poll on the website and you had already completed it, we wouldn't want to invite you to complete the poll again. The session identification cookie is what would tell us that you've already completed it.
These are all standard uses of cookies, and we do not feel that they record any more information than they need to. However, if you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. This statement describes how we collect and use information about people who visit our website. If you have any queries about this statement please contact The Children’s Society.
A: Visitors to our site – if you are interested in our work and would like to find out more
B: General security and privacy provisions – for everyone
The terms of the Policy may change, so please check it from time to time.
A. Visitors to our site
What information do we collect?
We gather general information about the use of our website, such as which pages are visited most frequently. We only use anonymous information and statistics which do not identify individual visitors. This information helps us improve the services and information we offer on our website. We may use service providers to help us collect and analyse this information.
B. General security and privacy provisions
Do we use 'Cookies'?
'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enable the server to collect information from the browser. Essentially it takes the form of a small text file deposited on your computer's hard drive.
Our website may include links to websites run by other organisations. The Children’s Society is not responsible for the privacy practices of other organisations’ websites so you should read their privacy policies carefully.
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. The latest version will be available on our website so please check from time to time. By continuing to use the website you will be deemed to have accepted any changes.