We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated on 04 Jan 2022.
We may collect the following information:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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 or lets you know when you visit a particular site. 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.
Currently, we will not set any non-essential cookies, including tracking and analytics cookies, unless you choose to opt in via an ‘Accept’ button that appears when you first visit any page on our website. If you wish to opt out, you can do so by clicking the ‘settings’ link and disabling the non-essential cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies that are set on your device, you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website 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.
We utilise Google Analytics and reCAPTCHA.
Google Analytics – we use this to understand how our site is being used in order to improve the user experience. Your user data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at https://policies.google.com/privacy
Google AdWords: Using Google AdWords code we are able to see which pages helped lead to contact form submissions. This allows us to make better use of our paid search budget.
Google Universal Analytics: Installed to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Bing: Used for storing the session ID for a user, ensuring that clicks from advertisements on the Bing search engine are verified and it is used for reporting purposes and for personalisation.
Microsoft: Used by Microsoft as a unique identifier and is set by embedded Microsoft scripts. The purpose of this is to synchronise the ID across many different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking.
Vimeo: Used by Vimeo to collect tracking information, setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.
LinkedIn: The purpose of this is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on pages across the website, which could include share buttons, ad tags and routing.
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, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We are planning to enhance our cookie tool to allow users to more easily change their cookie settings after their initial choice.
External web services – We use a number of external web services, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display slideshows we sometimes use SlideShare; to show videos we use YouTube and Vimeo. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use or might use in the future when embedding content, but these are the most common. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are, but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
You may request details of the personal information we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to dc-activ, Bath Brewery, Toll Bridge Road, Bath BA1 7DE.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
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