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Privacy & Cookie Policy

In 2011, there was a change to European Law that was aimed at giving website users more control over the data that is stored about them. You can read more about it at the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

When you visit the VALUE+ website, it makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your server address
  • your top-level domain name (for example, .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc.)
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the pages you accessed and documents downloaded
  • the previous site you visited, and
  • the type of browser you used

No attempt is made to identify individual visitors or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of a law enforcement agency exercising a warrant to inspect the website’s logs as a part of an investigation.

Some sites on the World Wide Web use ‘cookies’ to track visitors’ access to the site. VALUE+ does not use cookies to gather personal information about visitors, except when they are used within a specific web-based application for session management purposes.

Your email address is only recorded by VALUE+ when you register or contact us, and will not be shared outside the VALUE+ partnership. We will not disclose it or add it to an external mailing list without your consent. We may contact you with updates about the VALUE+ project and related activities.

VALUE+ does not collect or solicit any personal information via the VALUE+ website that might be unlawful, unnecessary or unrelated to the functions or activities of the project, or unfair or unreasonably intrusive.

VALUE+ will only publish personal information on its website if it has been collected for this purpose with your knowledge, or if you have consented to its disclosure. When giving such consent you should be aware that information published on the VALUE+ website is accessible to millions of users worldwide, that it will be indexed by search engines, and that it may be copied and used by any web user. This means that once information is published on the VALUE+ website, VALUE+ has no control over its subsequent use and disclosure.

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies are used to track which pages visitors view while using the website, and to identify them if they return in future. We consider these cookies to be essential in understanding how visitors use the website, and in identifying how and where improvements can be made. The cookies used are:

Name Purpose Expires
_utma This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site 2 years
_utmb This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months
wordpress_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user. At end of session

Deleting or disabling these cookies will not affect your experience of the website.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.