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Privacy statement and cookies

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and understand the need for appropriate protection of all personal information provided by you to us. This Privacy Policy has been created in order that you understand the importance that we attach to this issue and our commitment to ensure that we comply with UK legislation in this area.

 

Protection of information  

We maintain appropriate security standards and procedures in relation to the collection, use and retention of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure.

 

Should you contact us, our security procedures mean that we may request proof of identity before we are able to disclose any information to you.

 

Cookies       

Our website may employ the use of "Cookies". These are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive and which track and report back information about you to us. Most browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that if you wish. For more information see: www.allaboutcookies.org. (external site)


ASP.NET_SessionId - Site cookie, this cookie is deleted when you close your browser. Further information can be found on the Microsoft website. (external site)


Google analytics cookies

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

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

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number and information about how the page was reached (eg directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

Name: __utmmobile
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years


For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, click here. (external site)


To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about your website visit will not be sent to Google Analytics.


If you want to opt out, download and install the add-on for your current web browser. The Google analytics opt-out browser add-on (beta) is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera. Google analytics opt-out browser add-on (external site)


Links to other websites       

Our site may contain various links to other sites that are operated and/or owned by third parties. We do not have control over such third party sites and cannot accept responsibility should you decide to visit them.


If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please contact us on enquiries@gosport.gov.uk and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

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