Keeping Somerset Churches & Chapels Alive
“Somerset Churches Trust” is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
“Somerset Churches Trust” may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st January 2014.
We may collect the following information:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We use analytics cookies to identify which pages are being viewed. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to improve our services to our customers. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
The other cookies we use simply allow us to maintain our website and these do not collect any personally identifiable information.
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We will not distribute your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Somerset Churches Trust, 14 Market Place, Wells, Somerset. BA5 2RE, or email email@example.com.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Cookies are small data files that are sent from a website to your computer or mobile phone via a browser. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. They are stored on the hard drive of your device. Some are stored just for the duration of your visit to the website, others are stored for much longer periods.
Our website, like many others, stores and retrieves information on your browser using cookies. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.
Cookies help us identify your device and actions taken on this website. Cookies are also used when staff of Somerset Churches Trust log into the site in order to maintain it. We use strictly necessary and functional cookies to enable you to move around the site and to provide basic features.
The cookies used on www.somersetchurchestrust.org are not used to identify you personally.
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose to change your privacy preferences to prevent non-essential cookies being set. This functionality is provided by the Somerset Churches Trust Privacy Preference Tool.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to your handset manual.
The www.somersetchurchestrust.org website is managed using a content management system (CMS) called DNN Platform (DNN).
The following necessary cookies are only used when staff of Somerset Churches Trust log into this website in order to maintain it. No personally identifiable information about other visitors to this website are collected by these cookies.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
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It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.
Any activity by a user within the 30-minute lifespan will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.
In this older versions, this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie, it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
You can choose to disable cookies in your browser and delete all cookies currently stored on your computer. Our website will still work, but if you are an authorised webmaster of Somerset Churches Trust then you will not be able to log into the website to maintain it.