Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used. Any information you do submit will be stored securely and will never be passed on or sold to any third party.
User anonymity and personal information
Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website’s web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user’s IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.
Aggregated analysis of these log files is used to monitor website usage. These analyses may be made available to Sorsco staff and partner agencies to allow them to measure, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site.
Except as stated already, Sorsco will make no attempt to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of Sorsco.
Sorsco will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of all users, Sorsco reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of Sorsco web services.
As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for Sorsco to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access.
All log file information collected by Sorsco is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.
This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|CIVIC AllowCookies, CIVIC ShowCookieIcon||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on www.sorsco.co.uk. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.|
|_ga, _gid, _gat||Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.
Google Analytics stores IP address anonamously on its servers in the US, and neither Sorsco or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
_ga – Expiration Time = 2 years – Used to distinguish users.
_gid – Expiration Time = 24 hours – Used to distinguish users.
_gat – Expiration Time = 1 minute – Used to throttle request rate
|wfvt_||Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin which notes information about your general geographic location|
|wordfence _verifiedHuman||Used by Wordfence to protect the site against malicious attacks. This is a strictly necessary cookie.|
How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit aboutcookies or allaboutcookies.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit this Google Opt Out page.