Our Privacy Policy

From May 2011 a new privacy law came into effect across the EU. The law requires that websites ask visitors for consent to use most web cookies.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a technology for remembering information between webpages. Because of cookies, your web browser can remember if you are logged in, or have visited a site before, or what your personal preferences are.

Are they Safe ?
In reality, a cookie is a small text file which is stored by the user's browser. The cookie only contains data, not code, so it can't contain a virus or spyware and can only ever store information.

Are you bothered ?
If you want to skip the boring stuff go here.

How we use cookies

We respect your freedom and option to decide how you access our website. At www.rbbfc.org we collect standard internet log information and details of visitors behaviour patters. We do this to find out things such as: the number of visitors to the various sections of our site, time spent in each section, usual exit points, and other relevant factors for performance analysis.

We collect this data in a way which does not identify anyone and we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

The cookies we use and why:

First-party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) in your browser's address bar (www.rbbfc.org). We use:

Google Analytics: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Read about Google Privacy.

Due to the relevant information only available upon the load of the website (links to our site, search terms, direct entry, organic search entry, etc.), these cookies are set at the beginning of your session. If you deny consent by clicking 'Deny' on the cookie use notification bar, they will be deleted on the spot. If you want to stop them launching altogether and opt-out of being tracked by Google across all websites please make use of the Google Analytics opt-out tool.
Cookies used: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz

Functionality based cookies
These cookies offer the website visitor a more 'personal' experience by remembering things about you such as your website user name (if used) or choice of font size etc. - so you do not have to type the information in every time you visit the website. These cookies can change the way a website looks and/or behaves. Cookies used: icongroup1, icongroup9

Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are cookies being set with different domains from the one shown on the address bar (different than www.rbbfc.org). These cookies are set because some third-party service is being used at the website you are visiting. Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies therefore, depending on the third-party's policy, the service they are providing might stop working. We use:

Twitter: We use a widget to display the latest 'tweets' from our official Twitter account, the connection is made via their official API. Twitter uses cookies to better understand how we interact with their services. For more information visit Twitter’s Privacy Policy page.

Add This: We use the Add This 'share' button to give our visitors the option to share parts of our website with their social network. Cookies used: __atuvc

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

Cookies Consent

We now display a bar alerting and asking you about the use of cookies by our website. You can give your consent in two ways:

  1.  By clicking 'Allow'. This button will refresh the page to create and set the cookies you are agreeing to save on your browser.
  2. By staying on our site. The bar is displayed as soon as you enter our site, with links to the full explanation of how we use cookies, if you don’t click 'Allow' or 'Deny' but decide to stay on our site by navigating to a different webpage, we will infer your consent.

The cookie storing your consent will be stored on your browser for a period of one month.

The cookie storing your refusal will be set as a session variable. This usually means (depending on your browser) it will be deleted when you close your browser and leave our site.

After the expiration of the variables storing your consent, or if cookies are deleted the site will prompt the alert bar again asking for consent.

To reset your cookie preference on this site - click here.

Can a website user block cookies?

The first time you visited our website after 26 May 2012, you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

However, if you do wish to disable cookies in your browser then please follow the instructions on our How to Manage Cookies page.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work as expected.

More Information

More detail on how cookies are used is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you think this is a stupid law and want to object, visit the 'NO Cookie Law' website (their 2min30s video is worth a look!) and sign the petition.

If you have any queries regarding this Cookie Policy please contact our webmaster by e-mail at [email protected].

 

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