About cookies and how the BTA use them
Last updated on 07 August 2012
What is a cookie?
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). Our site uses both these types of cookie.
The cookies we currently use
Session cookie: this cookie is used to ensure you are recognised when moving from page to page within our website, for example when using our forum it means that you don’t have to log in separately on every page. It is deleted when you close your browser.
Google analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz): these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The information includes the time of your visit, whether you have been to the site before and what site referred you here. We use this information to see how many people use this site and what information people are reading and downloading, so that we can improve our site by understanding how people use it. Click here for more information from Google on Google Analytics and your privacy.
Information we may collect from you
We collect information when you register on the site, buy products in our online shop, subscribe to our mailing list, provide feedback or contact us using our site. The information may include your name, address, email, telephone number and company details.
If you agree to use Facebook Connect to register on our site, then we will try to access the following fields from your Facebook profile: Facebook user ID, first name, last name, email address.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
If you prefer, you can block cookies by using the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access parts of our site.
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