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Privacy and cookies

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to inform you about and protect any information we collect from you. The following information is our policy at this time. This policy may be subject to change and any changes will be made as an update to this page. You can remain aware of how we apply our policy to ensure your personal data is managed properly by regularly reviewing this page.

This website is managed by the UK Environmental Law Association, registered charity in England and Wales 299498; company registered in England number 2133283, registered office: Citypoint, One Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9SS. Postal address: PO Box 487, Dorking, RH4 9BH. The data controller is the UK Environmental Law Association and the registration number with the Information Commissioner's Office is Z949205X.

Providing users with anonymous access

You can access our website without disclosing your personal data.

Collection of data

The only data that will be collected is if you choose to fill out feedback form and return it to us. The data collected will only be used for the purpose of answering your query, or acknowledging your feedback. It will not be passed onto a third party.

About cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, mobile phone or other device by a website that you visit. Your web browser will access the cookie file as you navigate or when you return to the website that created it.

The information in the cookie is typically used to :

  • provide interactive and personalised features such as polls, surveys and links to social networking site
  • help the site owner to gather anonymous website statistics
  • improve accessibility and usability by allowing you to change contrast and font size when you navigate through the site without having to do it on every page site registration
  • keep track of your shopping basket on an e-commerce website
  • provide ease of login to your account if the site uses registration or subscription services

The cookie is only useful in the context of the website that created it. It cannot be used by other websites. Websites that set cookies do not have access to other information on your computer – they can only access the cookie(s) they create.

Cookies used on the Law & Your Environment website

The table shows you the cookies that may be issued by www.environmentlaw.org.uk

Cookie What is it used for?
fontSize If you increase the size of the text on our website, we will use this cookie to remember your setting. This allows you to navigate the website without having to reset the text size from page to page.
This is a session cookie, which means it is removed from your device when you close your web browser
contrast If you enhance the colour contrast on our website, this cookie allows us simply to remember your preference as you move around our website.
This is a session cookie and is removed from your device when you close your browser window.
polls Sometimes we may have polls on our website. If you decide to vote in a poll, then this cookie is used to remember you have voted and in some cases, show you poll results.
nf-[number] Sometimes we may draw your attention to important information on our website using a pop-up newsflash. If you select 'do not show again', this cookie simply stores your preference to prevent the pop up newsflash from appearing

Third party cookies

Cookie What is it used for?
Google Analytics
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We use Google Analytics on our website to collect information about how our visitors use our site. These cookies do not store personal information about you, but are used to anonymously track the number of visitors, where they come from and the pages they visit on this website. This information helps us to improve the online service we provide.
You can view Google's privacy policy here: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

To improve user experience, we allow you to share pages of our website via social networking sites, such as Facebook. We may also display content from other websites, such as YouTube or Google maps, on our web pages. Please note that you may be sent cookies from these other websites. We do not control these cookies and advise you to check the relevant third-party privacy policies to find out more about the cookies they use and how to manage them.







How can I manage cookies?

Our cookies do not store information that could be used to identify you personally. As outlined above, they simply help us to improve your experience of our website.

Most browsers allow you to view the cookies that websites have placed on your computer. You can also delete all or selected cookies or to block all cookies or block third party cookies only or block cookies from a given website. Check the browser’s Help menu to learn more.

AllAboutCookies.org also provides information about cookies and useful advice on how to manage cookies.

Please note, if you choose to restrict or block cookies on our website, this will affect the functionality we are able to offer you.

Website statistics

UKELA websites use hosted web analytics software. These are hosted services provided and managed by third party companies. UKELA’s main supplier of hosted web analytics is Google. This means that when you visit our website, a Google cookie is also issued.
The service 'Google Analytics' helps analyse how users navigate our websites. The information generated by the cookie regarding our websites (including IP addresses) will be transmitted to and stored by Google, on servers that may be hosted in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other related services to UKELA.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may decline the use of cookies by configuring your web browser to do so. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How we use Google analytics data

The result is aggregate data that tells us how many users looked at certain pages for example. We also use in-depth analysis of how users find the website, for example, what keywords were used to bring you here. Again, this information is presented to as in an anonymous and aggregated format.

No data you enter on any form on this website is sent to Google.

Web server log files

UKELA maintains continuous logs of its web server activity. These log files include the details of web site users’ IP address, browser type and page last visited etc. The log files are used to analyse how the web site is being used by visitors and may be kept in an anonymised form for historical records.

UKELA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites