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Privacy and Cookies

The Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry website automatically logs some information about visitors to the site (such as IP address), and some pages may also use cookies to store personalisation details for certain areas of the site. This information is held purely for system administration purposes.

Any personal details given online for the provision of a particular service, will be stored on a secure server. This data will be held and processed under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998.

We will not share information with any third parties unless required to do so by law - this might include the Police if requested to aid the prevention and detection of crime.

The information we gather will also enable us to better understand your needs and how you use the organisation's services so that we can continue to improve our performance over time.

The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. Under this legislation you can request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know.

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry is committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles.

This privacy statement covers the Tamarcrossings websites.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Some cookies are used for advertising, so you are shown adverts that are more personalised to you, based on your previous internet behaviour.

Some examples of cookies could be:

  • storing information to personalise the website to your chosen requirements
  • a website that sells things may use a cookie to record items you have in a shopping basket
  • cookies can be used to record user's behaviour on a website, for example to record the pages they have viewed

There are 2 different types of cookie that can be placed in your browser by a website:

  • Session cookies are only used for the period you use the website, and are deleted when you close your web browser. A new cookie would then be placed in your web browser if you were to visit the same website again in the future
  • Persistent cookies remain in your browser once you have left the site and closed your web browser. The next time you visit the site the information in the cookie will be used to ensure the website works as set up at the previous visit. For example, to display certain things on the homepage. Persistent cookies will expire if the website that set them is not visited again within a certain timescale.

Cookies on the Tamarcossings website

We use a number of different cookies on the www.tamarcrossings.org.uk website and the sub domains and third party systems we run. Examples include:

  • We use a google analytics cookie on our website and all our online systems to record website usage. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone, we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites, and we do not share this information with anyone.
  • We use a number of essential session cookies to enable certain parts of the website to function properly.

If you have any questions about the way cookies are used on these sites, or how you may be affected please contact us using webmanager@tamarcrossings.org.uk

Managing cookies on your PC

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the about cookies website.

You can choose to block the cookies that are set by the Tamarcrossings website, however you must be aware that doing so may mean that parts of the site will not work correctly.  

Changes to the way websites use cookies

The law that controls how cookies are used on websites has changed.  There is more information about cookies on the Information Commissioners website.  

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