Cookie and Privacy Policy

Our website address is: https://www.futurecologic.co.uk.

Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a biscuit – mmmm biscuits… It is also, in techy-talk, a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. If you agree, the cookie is placed on your computer and helps analyse web traffic or identify when you visit a particular site.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. We collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Other cookies used on this website are ‘tracking’ (Google Analytics) cookies so that we can understand and analyse how people access and use the website. The tracking cookies do not collect personal data about you and they cannot identify you as an individual. Any data collected about your visit to this website is anonymous and in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than data you choose to share with us.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics generates anonymous statistical and other information about website use by means of first party cookies which are stored on users’ computers.

The information generated by the Google Analytics cookies relating to our website (including your IP address) is used to identify how people access the website and which pages are being visited, to measure visitor statistics and to create reports about the use and activity of the website and its content. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. Whilst Google Analytics collects your IP address in order to provide us with a sense of where in the world our website visitors come from, Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to us.

In addition, the information generated by Google Analytics described above will be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Google Analytics cookie and privacy policy is available at www.google.co.uk

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do not want to receive cookies you can change your browser to notify you when cookies are sent and then refuse cookies from certain websites (or altogether). Cookies can also be deleted from your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Privacy Policy

We believe strongly in protecting your privacy as a client or if you supply any details and/or data to us in the course of using this website. You should check this page from time to time to check that you are happy with any changes we may have made to it.

All your data will be held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations and will only be used to process your request or comply with the law.

Controlling your personal information

We will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any third-party organisation unless required to by law.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Links to other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. This website also contain links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.

Other websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting other sites and such sites are not governed by our privacy policy statement. Make sure you check their cookie and privacy policy when you visit their websites.