Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Leicester Animal Aid uses and protects any information that you give Leicester Animal Aid when you use this website.

Leicester Animal Aid is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Leicester Animal Aid may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 16/10/2013.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emailsabout new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure,we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Payment Processing

Payments/donations are handled by PayPal. PayPal will use data they receive for payment processing only. View PayPal’s terms and conditions to find out how they deal with privacy and security.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics provides anonymous statistics on website usage. Cookies are used to track the source of a visitor, their session on the website (to associate multiple page views to one visit) and whether they are a new or returning visitor.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

__utmb
__utmc

Determining Visitor Session
Contains a unique visitor identifier

30 minutes from set/update

__utma

Identifying Unique Visitors
Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

__utmz

Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation
Contains traffic source and information about referring keyword or website

6 months from set/update

Add This

The Add This button provides social media sharing through a range of social networks. The Add This widget consists of a core group of session’s cookies for bookmarking and a whole other group of third party cookies. The third party cookies are generally used for target advertising and appear after a few page loads where the Add This widget has appeared.

The Core cookies

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

uid

User ID tracking
Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

uit

Login Time tracking
Contains a unique visitor identifier

1 day from set/update

uvc

Used to link with other third party cookies
Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

di

Date tracking cookie
Used for determining expiration of other cookies

2 years from set/update

dt

Date tracking cookie
Used for determining expiration of other cookies

1 month from set/update

xtc

Used by AddThis in recording user sharing and social activity.

730 days from set/update

Third Party cookies

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

id
for doubleclick.net

Identifying Unique Visitors for direct advertising
Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

anj
for adnxs.com

The anj cookie contains advertising interest segments provided by clients and other third parties.

90 days from set/update

sess
for adnxs.com

This cookie is used to test whether a browser is configured to accept cookies from AppNexus.

24 hours from set/update

uuid2
for adnxs.com

This cookie contains a unique randomly-generated value that enables helps to distinguish browsers and devices.

90 days from set/update

ck
for go.affec.tv

Identifying Unique Visitors for direct advertising Contains a unique visitor identifier

24 days from set/update

oo
for go.affec.tv

Identifying Unique Visitors for direct advertising Contains a unique visitor identifier

24 days from set/update

pt
for go.affec.tv

Identifying Unique Visitors for direct advertising Contains a unique visitor identifier

1 month from set/update

acs
for media6degrees.com

Determining Visitor Session Contains a unique visitor identifier

180 days from set/update

clid
for media6degrees.com

Identifying Unique Visitors for direct advertising Contains a unique visitor identifier.

180 days from set/update

ipinfo
for media6degrees.com

Identifies users IP information

Contains a unique visitor identifier.

180 days from set/update

sglst
for media6degrees.com

Collects behavioural information

180 days from set/update

cckz
for media6degrees.com

Collects behavioural information

180 days from set/update

mt_mop
for mathtag.com

Behaviour targeting/advertising designed to keep track of how many times a user visits a website and how long they stay, browser type, IP address and other web surfing activities which are sent back to the cookie’s host site.

30 days from set/update

Uuid
for mathtag.com

365 days from set/update

Opt-out cookie

To prevent advertising cookies being placed on your computer, Add This can place an Opt-Out cookie (http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out) on the computer. Once opted out, the user will only receive the uid and uvc cookies. All third party services insist that they do not store Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

YouTube

YouTube uses cookies to store a user’s preference of video and the ids of the videos they watched. This helps them determine which videos you would be more interested in.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

PREF

Used for storing user preferences

Determines which subjects a user prefers

10 years from set/update

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Keeps track of watched videos
Contains a unique visitor identifier, and id’s of the videos watched

8 months from set/update

use_hitbox

Increments the number of views for a video

Expires when the browser is closed

These cookies appear when you visit a webpage that has an embedded YouTube video. There is no way to prevent these cookies from being stored unless the users’ browser is set to ‘not allow’ cookies (See “Disabling Cookies” below). YouTube’s cookies do not store any Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

PHP Session ID

A PHP session is created when certain functionality is in use on the website, allowing the website to uniquely identify one user between page loads. This is essential for the websites operation, and is used for facilities such as logins to the content management system and load balancing.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

PHPSESSID

Contains an anonymous identifier that can be used by the server to provide a continuous service.

Expires when the browser is closed

Cookie Acceptance

When a user visits the site for the first time a message will appear at the top of the screen, stating that the site uses cookies. If the user selects ‘continue’ an acceptance cookie will be stored on their machine, otherwise the message will always appear. Once the cookie is set the message will disappear.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

accept_cookie

Prevents the cookie message from being displayed. Only added when the user accepts that the site uses cookies.

1 year from set

 

To disable the use of cookies:

It is possible to stop your web browser accepting cookies from one website or all websites through built in cookie controls. If you do this you may find that some aspects of this website and others stop working, or stop working as well. (For example login facilities and shopping carts may stop working completely)

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. The following links provide details on how to do this in a range of popular web browsers:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Cookie settings in Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Cookie settings in Chrome
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Cookie settings in Safari
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@leicesteranimalaid.org.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

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 Leicester Animal Aid, Elmwood Farm, Forest Road, Huncote, Leicester, LE9 3LE.

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.