Privacy & Cookies

Parish of Rochester Privacy & Cookies

Privacy Policy:

Parish of Rochester (“Parish of Rochester“) operates parishofrochester.org.uk and may operate other websites. It is Parish of Rochester’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Parish of Rochester collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Parish of Rochester’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Parish of Rochester’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Parish of Rochester may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Parish of Rochester also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on parishofrochester.org.uk blogs/sites. Parish of Rochester only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Parish of Rochester’s websites choose to interact with Parish of Rochester in ways that require Parish of Rochester to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Parish of Rochester gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at parishofrochester.org.uk to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Parish of Rochester are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Parish of Rochester collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Parish of Rochester. Parish of Rochester does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Parish of Rochester may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Parish of Rochester may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Parish of Rochester does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Parish of Rochester discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Parish of Rochester’s behalf or to provide services available at Parish of Rochester’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Parish of Rochester’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Parish of Rochester will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Parish of Rochester discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Parish of Rochester believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Parish of Rochester, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Parish of Rochester website and have supplied your email address, Parish of Rochester may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Parish of Rochester and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Parish of Rochester takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Parish of Rochester uses cookies to help Parish of Rochester identify and track visitors, their usage of Parish of Rochester website, and their website access preferences. Parish of Rochester visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Parish of Rochester’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Parish of Rochester’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Parish of Rochester, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Parish of Rochester goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Parish of Rochester may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Parish of Rochester and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Parish of Rochester may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Parish of Rochester’s sole discretion. Parish of Rochester encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a parishofrochester.org.uk account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Additional Cookie Information

Our cookies do not store sensitive information such as your name or address. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from www.parishofrochester.org.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Please note that we’re not responsible for the content of external websites, where links are embeded in our web site and in particular, the Links page.

We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.

Here’s a list of the main cookies we use.

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These cookies enable Google Analytics software. It helps us analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us improve the website and your experience. The data stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your individual identity can be used.

  • __utmz stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link). (z This expires within 6 months).
  • __utma stores each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. (a This expires witin and hour).
  • __utmb and __utmc are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends (c expires after the Session has ended) (b expires within an hour).
is_unique This cookie may be placed in your browser. It is a StatCounter analytics cookie and is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.
viewed_cookie_policy This cookie is used to display the Cookie message on the screen directing you here if you require further information.

Managing cookies
If cookies are not enabled on your computer, it will mean that we can not track what pages you are viewing and therefore improve our website.

To enable cookies
If you’re not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:

For PCs: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘About’ option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the ‘About’ option

Browser

How to check cookies are enabled for PCs

Google Chrome

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button
  3. Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’ , then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  3. Settings above Medium will disable cookies
Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Then select the Privacy icon
  3. Click on Cookies, then select ‘allow sites to set cookies’
Safari

  1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  2. Click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’
  3. Click ‘Save’

Browser

How to check cookies are enabled for Macs

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX

  1. Click on ‘Explorer’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Preferences’ options
  2. Scroll down until you see ‘Cookies’ under Receiving Files
  3. Select the ‘Never Ask’ option
Safari on OSX

  1. Click on ‘Safari’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  2. Click on ‘Security’ then ‘Accept cookies’
  3. Select the ‘Only from site you navigate to’
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX

  1. Click on ‘Mozilla’ or ‘Netscape’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  2. Scroll down until you see cookies under ‘Privacy & Security’
  3. Select ‘Enable cookies for the originating web site only’
Opera

  1. Click on ‘Menu’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Settings’
  2. Then select ‘Preferences’, select the ‘Advanced’ tab
  3. Then select ‘Accept cookies’ option

All other browsers
Please consult your documentation or online help files.

Further information about cookies
If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ (opens in a new window – please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).