Bodmin Community Church (hereafter referred to as ‘BCC’) is committed to complying with the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that user privacy is respected.
Should BCC wish to use your information other than as statistical log-file data in an anonymized form for any other purpose or publication, it will ask for your permission first.
We make it clear on each of the BCC web pages that cookies will be set during your browsing experience. We have worked to prevent certain cookies from being placed as a web page loads which means we can warn users when they arrive on the site that cookies will be placed with their continued use. Thus a user’s continued use of the site, after being notified about cookies, therefore implies their consent to the placement of cookies.
What are cookies?
Some cookies, however, are used by third party vendors to track usage of their services that have been embedded on some of our web pages. We explain what these are in more detail below plus where you can find out how disable cookies using your browser settings if you so wish.
Essentially, there are two types of cookie that will be employed when users browse our web pages:
First Party / Session Transient cookies
First Party or Session Transient cookies are those which we use to provide a better user experience and which are automatically deleted at the end of your browser session.
BCC use session cookies to provide the facility for users to agree to consent for cookies for example for the duration of their browsing experience. Cookies are also employed in the process of contact form submission and for essential functional requirements such as opening and closing information boxes.
Third Party / Persistent cookies
Third party or persistent cookies are those placed in a user’s browser by an external service. They are designed to keep track of a user for a prolonged period of time, usually with the intention of tracking user behavior and occasionally to provide additional services to users based on their preferences via targeting advertisements.
BCC does not use third party cookie vendors such as Google Analytics to review web page usage and statics but relies on standard log-files which anomalies data for website usage analysis. However, third party cookies are employed via some services we use and these are shown in the table below:
|Third Party Services||Details|
|Zeemaps and Doubleclick||Zeemaps is a free service which enables us to pin location markers on some of our Google Maps. BCC is not responsible for the dissemination of the cookies employed by DoubleClick to serve Google advertisements within the viewable area of these maps.For further information about how Google uses DoubleClick, please see Google’s advertising FAQ
For further information about Zeemaps, please see Zeemaps Help Section
|Facebook ‘Like’ button||We do feature Facebook’s ‘Like’ button on our webpages. However, according to Facebook, “Facebook places cookies when people visit facebook.com. Visiting a website with a Like button on it will not result in Facebook placing a cookie on your computer, though you may already have Facebook cookies present from visiting the website directly. You can remove Facebook cookies at any time using the tools in your web browser”.For further information about the Facebook ‘Like’ button, please see the Facebook Help Centre.|
How can I control cookies?
You can control cookies using your browser settings. To find out how you can delete, block, allow or clear cookies and to learn more about cookies in general, visit the Information Commissioner Office’s section on ‘Cookies – advice for the general public’.
Members of BCC processing personal details are made aware of their obligations of the Policy and the Data Protection Act 1998.
It should be noted that any information supplied to BCC via the Website will not be sent using a secure transmission method. Users should be aware that it is possible that such information could be lost or intercepted, accidentally or otherwise. Users send personal information at their own risk.