Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

 

How Wythenshawe Community Housing Group uses cookies and why:

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted by you or until they reach a specified expiry date.

Below it explains the cookies Wythenshawe Community Housing Group use and why.

Google Analytics

This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics please click on link adjacent

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Online forms

We use session cookies on our online forms to remember user inputted information, such as usernames, so if you need to revisit the form, you will not need to input all of the information again. This information is only stored temporarily and is erased when you close your browser.

More information about session cookies – http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

 

Google translate

The Google translate function on our website uses a persistent cookie in order to remember what your language of preference is. This way you don’t need to reset the language every time you visit our site.

More information about persistent cookies – http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/persistent-cookies-used-for.html

How to manage cookies on your browser – http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

 

Your choices about cookies

You have the option not to complete the forms on our website as one way to stop a cookie gathering information.

To manage the Google cookies identified above, please visit;

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

How secure is my data?

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group has achieved Cyber Essentials certification which demonstrates our commitment to keeping your data secure. To find out more how about we process your personal data, visit https://www.wchg.org.uk/privacy-notice/