What's On East Renfrewshire Privacy Policy

This policy was last modified on 22nd May 2018

What's On East Renfrewshire respects the privacy of every individual who visits our websites. The purpose of our Privacy Policy is to outline the information we may collect and how we may use that information.

As technology continues to develop, our privacy policy may change in order to provide the best possible service to our site visitors. We would recommend you check and make sure that you have read our most recent policy statement when you visit one of our network websites.

What information do we collect?

What's On East Renfrewshire only collects personally identifiable information about you (i.e. your name, address etc.) when voluntarily submitted by you via our newsletter sign up or when you enter a competition.

We have a legal duty to protect any personal data that we collect from you as a "controller" of that personal data under the data protection legislation. What's On East Renfrewshire safeguards your personal data and maintains security standards to prevent any unauthorised access.

What's On East Renfrewshire may use the information provided by you to send you information about events which we believe may be of interest to you. This will ONLY involve contacting you by email and ONLY when you have authorised us to do so by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

We also offer you an "opt-out" option at any time should you wish to cease receiving e-mails from us.

We do not give or sell personal information about you to third parties.

Our server logs collect technical information automatically when you connect to any page of our site which is not personally identifiable. An example of this would include the type of Internet Browser or the type of computer operating system you are using or the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site. This information is not classed as cookies.

Third Party Links

The What's On East Renfrewshire website does contain links to other sites and whilst we make every effort to only link to sites that share our standards, we cannot be held responsible for the contents and privacy policies of such sites.

This privacy policy applies only to What's On East Renfrewshire, we strongly recommend reading each sites' privacy policy, as the way in which personal data is collected may differ from this site.

Social Networks

We use Add This to allow you to share links from this website with others within your social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Please refer to the individual social networks privacy policies where applicable.

Use of Cookies

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text-based files that websites put on your device to make visits quicker, easier and more relevant. Some cookies are essential for websites to work and others remember things about you to give you a better and more enjoyable experience online.

We have placed cookies on your computer to help us give you the experience you expect. By continuing to use our website, you're agreeing to our use of cookies.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party cookies') or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').

What is in a Cookie?

Cookies are unique to your web browser, they are simple text files and typically contain a unique identifier and some text or numbers which allow a website to remember you. Cookies cannot change settings on your computer or pass on any malware or viruses, they can only store plain text.

Why does this website use Cookies?

Cookies for analytics - Cookies are used on this website to optimise content based on analysis of which pages are visited, which search terms are used and which pages are popular. This data helps to improve the content and information provided to visitors. Cookies on this website are never used to collect any personal or payment information.

Cookies for adverts - These cookies are used to show you adverts relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert, as well as help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks, with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

What Cookies does this website set?

Cookie Consent A cookie is set when you click to accept cookies in order to remember your preference.
Google Analytics This website uses Google Analytics to examine traffic levels, search engine terms, popular content and visits to this website.

Data collected with these cookies is not associated with personally identifiable information by this website, other websites or Google and is used for website content optimisation.

These cookies are set automatically when visiting this website but they can be controlled by setting your browser to disallow cookies or by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Clicky Analytics This website uses Clicky Analytics to log and analyze the traffic to this website. You may review Clicky's privacy policy at https://clicky.com/terms/privacy

A "Unique ID" tracking cookie is used for the "legitimate purpose" of identifying unique visitors, but otherwise no "personal data" is logged.

This cookie is set automatically when visiting this website but can be controlled by setting your browser to disallow cookies or by visiting https://clicky.com/optout
Google Adsense This website uses Google Adsense to serve adverts to our visitors.

Many websites, such as news sites and blogs, partner with Google to show ads to their visitors. Working with their partners, Google may use cookies for a number of purposes, such as to stop you from seeing the same ad over and over again, to detect and stop click fraud, and to show ads that are likely to be more relevant (such as ads based on websites you have visited).

These cookies are set automatically when visiting this website but they can be controlled by setting your browser to disallow cookies or by visiting https://adssettings.google.com

What to do if you do not want cookies to be set

Some people find the concept of a website storing information about them on their computer intrusive, especially when this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. While this is normally harmless, for example when gathering analytics data, you may not wish to see tailored advertising for example. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies. The method of achieving this will depend on the web browser you are using. Typically you can control how your browser handles cookies by accessing the Help function on your browser. For more detailed information about cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org

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