Privacy & Cookies

Privacy Policy Version 2.3

 

Overview

Thank you for visiting our website thedigitallandscape.co.uk. We want to explain to you what ‘personal data’ the website collects and what we do with it, including our use of ‘cookies’.

The website doesn’t itself collect any personal data like names, email addresses etc. as it doesn’t use a contact form or an embedded mailing list signup form. We do not operate a mailing list. You may contact us directly by email. Although we use G-Suite by Google which encrypts emails, we can’t guarantee that your email will be encrypted at all stages of its life.

The website collects an anonymised version of your IP address, for website-traffic-tracking purposes. Please see Section 1. below which explains why we do this and what it means for you.

The website places cookies. Please see Section 2. below which explains what cookies the website places and how you can manage them.

The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the best experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this. Otherwise, you can opt out of non-essential cookies by clicking below*. You can change this at anytime by clicking the Privacy Policy link at the bottom of any page.

*Change your Cookie settings

If you don’t know what a cookie is, you could watch this helpful short video (from https://cookies.insites.com):

Any data that is sent between your device and our website is encrypted for your protection — you can see the word Secure and/or a little padlock next to the url in your browser, this confirms that your browser has made a secure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection to our website on the server.

Section 1. IP address collection by Google Analytics tracking software

The website uses Google Analytics tracking software so we can evaluate the effectiveness of the site in general terms, but we have set it to anonymise the IP addresses it collects, so you can’t be personally identified. You can read more about how this anonymisation works and what it means in Google's Guide to IP anonymisation in analytics.

Section 2. Cookies placed by our website

OUR COOKIES

Name: PHPSESSID
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: allowAllCookies
Typical content: stores the user's preference to whether they wish to allow all Cookies on this Website or not
Expires: 1 year

GOOGLE ANALYTICS COOKIES

We use Google Analytics to monitor the effectiveness of our website. Google Analytics places Third Party (placed by a Third Party rather than by our own website function) tracking cookies to monitor website traffic, and in particular whether a visitor to our website is a new user or a returning user. The cookies placed (along with their time to expiry and their purpose) are:

_ga      2 years  Used to distinguish users.

_gid     24 hours  Used to distinguish users.

_gat     1 minute  Used to throttle request rate.

For more details please read Google's Guide to its cookie usage on websites.

SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES

We may use social media sharing functionality on our website via AddThis. The following third party cookies may therefore be placed:

__atuvc 

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

__atuvs

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented.

Read the AddThis Privacy Policy

_fbp

This is believed to be a Facebook cookie. For details of how Facebook use cookies, please read Facebook's Guide to cookies and other storage technologies.

MANAGING YOUR COOKIES SETTINGS

For advice related to managing your settings via your browser, please read How to control cookies by cookies.org or Google's Guide to managing cookies in your browser.

If you decline or block cookies, then functionality may be reduced and content embedded with ‘iframes’, like YouTube videos, on our website may be blocked.

Section 3. Other websites we link to from our website

There may be links on our website to other websites, e.g. YouTube. Once you leave our website and arrive at another website (where the url does not begin with https://www.thedigitallandscape.co.uk), your use of that website will be governed by that website’s Privacy Policy and processes, and not by this www.thedigitallandscape.co.uk Privacy Policy nor by our www.thedigitallandscape.co.uk processes. This is also the case when you view an embedded YouTube video on our website; for this reason, you may choose to block iframe video content by declining cookies.

Section 4. Updates to this Privacy Policy

We are constantly reviewing data protection laws and reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The Privacy Policy will always have a version number in the heading, so if you contact us with questions, please quote the version number of the Privacy Policy that you are asking about.

Section 5. How to contact us if you have any questions about the use of your personal data

You may contact The Digital Landscape Ltd by email at contact@thedigitalandscape.co.uk