What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a small text file that is placed on an internet user's computer or mobile phone when you first visit a website or page. Cookies are typically made up of letters and numbers and are stored on your computer by your internet browser which are then sent back to the originating website which recognises the cookie.
These statistics are things such as how many people have visited our website, what type of browser/technology they are using, as well as how long they spent on our site. These cookies help us to continuously measure and improve the performance of our website, and ultimately the user experience.
Are cookies dangerous?
No, is the simple answer. Cookies cannot be used to circulate viruses, and they cannot access your computer's hard drive, although they are stored on the hard drive. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain website.
Why do people reject cookies if they are safe?
A server cannot set a cookie for a domain that it is not a member of: however users may often discover cookies from websites that they have not visited in their computer. Cookies like these are usually used by companies that use internet advertising for other websites.
How do I disable cookies on the HIT2GAP website?
Some parts of our website rely on the activation of cookies to work, so disabling them may affect your user experience of the site. If you would prefer to opt out you have the ability to turn these on or off using the cookie control on the bottom left corner of the screen.
If you are looking for more information on cookies, please see our further reading section at the bottom of this page.
This statement outlines the information gathered during your visit to the HIT2GAP website and explains how this information is treated.
If you choose to request information from this site you may need to pass personal data to HIT2GAP through this site.
Where you actively provide personal data to HIT2GAP by completing a web form, this data will be used only for the service you have requested unless you consent otherwise at the time of submitting the data. The gathering, storage, use, release and disposal of personal information is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998.
Information We Collect
In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:
Use of Your Information
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
If you have previously sought services from us we may provide to you details of similar services that you may be interested in.
Storing Your Personal Data
In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We do our upmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is treated stored securely.
Whilst we make every effort to secure data on this website we cannot guarantee the security of, or prevent interception of, data that you choose to send us electronically via the Internet; sending such information is entirely at your own risk.
Disclosing Your Information
Third Party Links
Access to Information
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. If you want to apply to see the data we hold about you, please contact us via the website. We will require that you satisfactorily identify yourself to demonstrate your entitlement to view this data, and we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.
The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is HIT2GAP.