Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy and Cookies

Many Tears Animal Rescue (MTAR) are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998). This privacy statement is applicable to our website and any of our associated websites.

Information you provide our web pages, or as part of the services offered and accepted, is deemed to have been provided to MTAR.

Where links are provided to any other websites, those other websites are not covered by this statement.

MTAR will give you the chance to refuse any marketing email from us or from another trader in the future. The type of information we will collect about you includes your name, address, telephone number and email address. We will never collect sensitive information about you without your consent. The information we hold will be accurate and up-to-date at the time it is given. You have the right to receive a copy of the information that we hold on you (for which we charge a small fee) and to correct any inaccuracies in such information. Our website collects personal information from visitors to the site only with the permission of the individual. Where appropriate, information is provided to explain the reason for collecting this data and outlining any other uses which we would like to make of this data.
We will provide an opportunity to opt out of any further uses of this information and an explanation of what these uses will be, where relevant.

MTAR will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is kept secure and to respect the information privacy of all visitors to our website. Our website, and its agents, use up-to-date security technology features and procedures.

The personal information which we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law.

MTAR use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a 'cookie' which would be stored on your computer. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening and delete any cookies. This website uses Google analytics. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity.

Cookies

The MTAR website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

About cookies

Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, also to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Our policy on the use of cookies takes into account the fact they do not save or store any personal information as such. Currently we use cookies to facilitate and enhance the user experience on our site. We aim to give you the opportunity to assess and control cookie use where possible.

Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
We may send to you the following cookies for the following purposes:

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No private info stored. Created and used by Google Analytics. All GA’s data is aggregated – no single user can ever be identified through use of the Google Analytics product. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website, which is key to the charity’s success. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin

2. fbm_205607469484101, fbsr_205607469484101No private info stored, these cookies are used by Facebook’s comment system to maintain your logged in state to facebook.

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No private info stored. Used by the website to maintain logged in state.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
- in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector
- in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

- in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
- in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you "clear private data" (this setting can be changed by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Private Data" box) and then clicking "Clear private data" in the "Tools" menu.
Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

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