This privacy covers the use of personally identifiable information that the City and County of Swansea Council collects when you visit www.swanseashop.co.uk.
When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
If you’d like to find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, then visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our website.
Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookie.
This site uses Google Analytics code to gather statistical information. For more information on how Google Analytics processes this information, visit www.google.com/analytics. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across ALL websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
During your visits to www.swanseashop.co.uk you may notice some cookies that are not related to the City and County of Swansea. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The City and County of Swansea does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
Where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details the personal data you provide the City and County of Swansea Council will be used exclusively for providing you with the information or service you have requested.
In some cases we may invite you to sign up for additional services at the same time (for example, a regular mailing list) – you can choose not to accept this invitation.