Privacy and Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

The War Widows’ Association of Great Britain’s (The War Widows’ Association or the Association or the WWA) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. The Association’s Privacy and Cookies Policy sets out the way it uses and processes data collected from the users of its website (Users). Any data collected by the Association is used in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. (http://www.ico.org.uk/for_organisations/data_protection/the_guide)

The Privacy Policy does not apply to personal data collected by the Association by any other means or via any other website.

2. Information Collected

Information is collected on this website to provide a more efficient and personalised service. The WWA will not collect personally identifiable information about you through the website unless you have provided it to us voluntarily. If you do not want your personal data collected please do not submit it to us.

Information is collected through the use of Cookies; for more detail, please see the Cookies Policy below. Users may visit the site anonymously or refuse consent to the giving of personal information; however, such refusals may prevent the Users from engaging in certain activities on the website.

3. Information Provided

The materials on this website are provided for general information purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on the website at the time of its inclusion. The War Widows’ Association does not guarantee the accuracy of such information. The War Widows’ Association is not liable for any action you may take as a result of relying on such information or advice on the website or for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of taking any action.

The Association reserves the right to make changes and corrections at any time to this website without notice.

4. Cookies Policy

a. Why we use Cookies

Like most websites, The War Widows’ Association uses cookies in association with Google Analytics to improve our website. You may delete and block all cookies from this site.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic. Cookies are used to recognise your computer/device when you visit the website, to analyse website usage and to analyse use of social media share icons on the website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use both session and persistent cookies to help us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our Websites in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us

b. The Cookies we Use

1st Party Cookies

(1) comment_author_ – Expires: 350 days. Used when you make a comment on our blog.
(2) comment_author_email_ – Expires: 350 days. Used when you make a comment on our blog

3rd Party Cookies we Use

(3) __atuvc – Expires: 2 years (AddThis Sharing Tool – a social bookmarking tool)
(4) __utma – Expires: 2 years (Google Analytics)
(5) __utmb – Expires: 1 day (Google Analytics)
(6) __utmc – Expires: At end of Browser session. (Google Analytics)
(7) __utmz – Expires: 6 months (Google Analytics)

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They collect anonymous information on the pages visited. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish through your browser settings. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.

5. Third Party Websites

Links to third party websites on this site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links you may leave this site.

When access is obtained to another website by means of a link from this website The War Widows’ Association has no control over the contents on the other website. The War Widows’ Association accepts no liability, which might arise from your use or reliance on any information or links contained on those websites, or any personal information supplied by you to those websites. Any decision made by you based on the information contained on those websites is your sole responsibility.

6. Your Acceptance of these Terms

By using this website, the user impliedly consents to this policy and continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed as acceptance of those changes.

7. Contacting Us

The War Widows’ Association takes confidentiality seriously. Users can contact the Association on 0845 2412 189 if they have any questions or comments on this Privacy and Cookies Policy, the practices of this website or their dealings with this website.

Alternatively, the Association can be contacted at:

The War Widows’ Association, c/o199 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1AA.

Email: – info@warwidows.org.uk

This document was last updated in June 2013