Privacy and Cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to your device by a website you visit and stored in your web browser. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies can be either persistent or session based. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer, contain an expiry date, and may be used to track your browsing behaviour upon return to the issuing website.
Session cookies are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session and expire when you quit your browser. Upon closing your browser the session cookies sent by the website are destroyed and no personal information is maintained which might identify you should you visit the website at a later date.
More information about cookies can be found on the website for the Information Commissioner’s Office.
What information do we collect?
If you visit the Paul Hamlyn Foundation website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our website in order to make improvements:
•the date and time of your visit to the site
•the pages, files, documents and links that you visit
•the internet address of the website from which you linked to our site (i.e. the previous site you visited before you came to us)
What happens to the information collected?
Paul Hamlyn Foundation will not make any attempt to identify individual users or their particular browsing activities. The information above is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is therefore anonymous. Information collected by cookies on our website is used in order to provide us with data about the general use of our site. We analyse our logfiles in order to make improvements to the site: for example if we find that some pages are rarely, or never visited, we may decide to remove or rewrite them.
Acceptance of cookies
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Email addresses and personal information
We will only collect personal information which you knowingly and willingly provide, by for example sending emails or completing online forms. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and it will not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.
If you require any further information or have any concerns about privacy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.