Cookie Policy

 

This Cookie Policy was last updated 14.5.18

1.      Introduction

1      The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) uses cookies on its websites (www.nacsba.org.uk; www.selfbuildportal.org.uk; www.righttobuildportal.org and www.righttobuildtoolkit.org.uk). By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

2.      Credit

2.1    This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal.

3.      About cookies

3.1    A cookie is a small file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser, with your permission. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server from their computer or mobile device.

3.2    Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

3.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. A cookie will collect information regarding to your device, such as its IP address and browser type, and possibly demographic data and links if you came from a third party website. Registered users may have their names and email addresses transferred to data processors for verification purposes.

3.4    Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

4.      Our cookies

4.1    We use both session and persistent cookies on our website. We also use First and Third-party cookies:

First and third-party cookies whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the domain placing the cookie.

First-party cookies: are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (eg cookies placed by www.nacsba.org.uk).

Third-party cookies: are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Web site being visited by the user. If a user visits a Web site and another entity sets a cookie through that Web site, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the Web site that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies: these cookies allow Web site operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

4.2    Most of the cookies our website sets are 1st party cookies. Our website is powered by CMS called WordPress which sets 1st party cookies. These cookies purely remember things like your name, email address so that when you come back to our site, you don’t need to re-enter all your information again.

4.3    Some of these cookies last a length of time on your computer. You can delete these cookies via your browser but it may impact how the website is presented to you or what type of information you see should you return to any NaCSBA websites.

 5.     Analytics cookies

5.1     We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Therefore we use Cookies set by Google Analytics, WordPress and social networking share buttons or widgets.

5.2    Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

5.3    These allow us to view statistics on how our website is being used by people who visit it and which pages are not working so they can be improved.

5.4    We cannot see or record any personal information through the use of Google Analytics. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

5.5     Our analytics service provider's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Here’s a simple table of each of the cookies our website sets and what it is used for:

Cookie name

1st or 3rd Party?

Expires

Technology

Information

__utma

1st

730 days

 

Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics in order to assess the performance of our website in order to give you the best experience when browsing our website and reading our content.

__utmb

1st

Less than 1 day

__utmc

1st

Date not set

__utmz

1st

182 days

wp-settings

1st

336 days

 

WordPress Setting Cookie – This is a cookie is to verify if you are logged into the website or not.

wp-settings-time

1st

336 days

comment_author_

1st

347 days

WordPress Comment Cookie – When visitors comment on our site these cookies are purely for their a convenience so that they won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. These are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.

comment_author_email_

1st

347 days

subscribe_checkbox_

1st

347 days

WordPress Subscribe Plugin – Some of our blog readers like to subscribe to comments on an individual blog post and then be alerted by email when a new person has td-left a comment. By ticking the box our website you have opt-in to receiving these notification type emails. We do not have access to any email addresses of those who decide to subscribe.

 Multiple

3rd

Dependent on network

 

Social Sharing – Our website does include social share buttons meaning 3rd party sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn may set 3rd party cookies. You can view more info on privacy for each site by clicking on the relevant link: FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and LinkedIn.

sucuricp_tfca_

     

Firewall cookie to protect the site from malicious attack

6.      Blocking cookies

6.1    Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a)    in Firefox (version 51) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and

        The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)    http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)    https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

6.2    Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

6.3    If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

7.      Deleting cookies

7.1    You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a)    in Firefox (version 51), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and

See links above for more about deleting cookies by browser type.

7.2    Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

8.        Our details

8.1    Please see our Privacy Policy for more details of how we process your data, and for details of our company.