Privacy Policy

This page sets out the standards of service that you can expect from us in the way that we handle personal information. This privacy policy relates only to Porthywaen Silver Band’s website here at www.porthywaensilverband.co.uk. Links to external web sites are not covered by this policy.

What can you expect from us?

We do not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this web site, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email or by using our electronic contact form.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of text that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk so that it can remember who you are. They make interaction between your computer and our website faster and easier. A cookie will typically contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie and a value. It does not give us access to the rest of your computer and only the site that created the cookie can read it.

Blocking Cookies

On the 26 May 2011, the European Commission made the controversial ‘Cookies Directive’ law. It applies to the UK and all european countries. It mandates that the use of cookies on european businesses’ websites must be disclosed and explicit consent for their use be obtained from our users. The Information Commissioner’s Office has given UK businesses 12 months in which to achieve compliance – of which the deadline with 26 May 2012.

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via your browser settings. Further information can be obtained via the following links:

  • Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
  • Internet Explorer – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
  • Google Chrome – http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
  • Safari – http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
  • Opera – http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies using their mobile browser.

Please be aware that some cookies are necessary for the operation of our website, if you choose to block them, some aspects of the site may not work for you. Non necessary cookies are only set when you have given your explicit consent to their use. Such cookies included those set by our statistics analysis package Google Analytics.

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Please review this page periodically.