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We will store some third party cookies to provide
us with analytical data about who visits this website (anonymous visitor data,
we cannot personally identify you), how they find us, and how long they use the
We do not use any information to track you, or
personally identify you, we are only looking at summary data, always anonymous.
We automatically set a session cookie in order for
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The session cookie stores some basic information
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information e.g. registration numbers and filters.
A session cookie only lasts as long as your current
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This website makes use of Google Analytics. If you
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The 2003 Regulations implemented a European
Directive - 2002/58/EC - which is concerned with the protection of privacy in
the electronic communications sector. In 2009 this Directive was amended by
Directive 2009/136/EC. This included a change to Article 5(3) of the E-Privacy
Directive requiring consent for storage or access to information stored on a
subscriber or users terminal equipment - in other words a requirement to obtain
consent for cookies and similar technologies.
Governments in Europe had until 25 May 2011 to
implement these changes into their own law. The UK introduced the amendments on
25 May 2011 through The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive)
(Amendment) Regulations 2011.
The rules in this area are essentially designed to
protect the privacy of internet users - even where the information being
collected about them is not directly personally identifiable. The changes to
the Directive in 2009 were prompted in part by concerns about online tracking
of individuals and the use of spyware. These are not rules designed to restrict
the use of particular technologies as such, they are intended to prevent
information being stored on people's computers, and used to recognise them via
the device they are using, without their knowledge and agreement.
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