Strolling Guides is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our web site visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
This site is hosted in the United Kingdom and is subject to UK and EU Data Protection and Privacy Laws. We see no reason, therefore, to buy a TRUSTe certificate that offers you lower protection than you are already legally entitled to.
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We use both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies on this web site. We use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the web site. We use the persistent cookies to retain your preferences.
|Cookie Name||Issued By||Expiry||Purpose|
|PHPSESSID||Strolling Guides||At end of session||Uniquely identifies the session to the server.|
|sg_5_4_34 *||Strolling Guides||At end of session||Identifies the session to the site software.|
|zoomlevel||Strolling Guides||30 days||Used to store your chosen size of large photo.|
|cookiemessage||Strolling Guides||1 year||Set if you dismiss the cookie warning message at the top of the page. Prevents it being re-displayed.|
|__utma||Google Analytics||2 years from when set or updated||Used to measure and improve site quality through analysis of visitor behaviour.|
|__utmb||Google Analytics||30 minutes from when set or updated||Used to record how long you spend on the site|
|__utmc||Google Analytics||At end of session||Used to record how long you spend remains on the site|
|__utmt||Google Analytics||After ten minutes||Used to used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.|
|__utmz||Google Analytics||6 months from when set or updated||Used to record where you came from, e.g. search engine, page navigation, etc.|
|__atuvc||Add This||2 years from when set or update||Used to make sure you sees the updated count if you share a page and return to it before Add Thisʼs share count cache is updated.|
|__atuvs||Add This||30 minutes from when set or updated||Not documented.|
* The numbers may change.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For more information please see the relevant manufacturerʼs web site. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many web sites, including this one.
We may use your personal information to:
Where you submit personal information for publication on our web site, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for any purpose including direct marketing.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
Personal information that you submit for publication on the web site will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, we will never use your personal data for marketing purposes.)
The web site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party web sites.
Our Web Hosting Provider collects non-personal information about you, such as the type of browser you use or the web site from which you linked to this site. We use this information to assist us in providing an effective service on this web site. We may, from time to time, supply the owners and operators of third party web sites that have links to this site with information about the number of users linking to our site from their web site. You cannot be identified from any of this information.
We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our web site. We do not display Google ads that are based on user-interest categories, and visit information from the site will not be used to help Google create interest categories. However you should note that Google will record visits to advertisersʼ sites and may use this information in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Googleʼs Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
AddThis in turn use Media6degrees who provide a cookie opt out on their main page (bottom left as at the time of writing).
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.