Privacy and cookies policy
NICaN is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals using this website. The only personal information collected about those using the site is their name and email address should they choose to register. This information is not passed onto any third parties or used for any purpose other than for electronic newsletters or updates. However, users neither lose information nor are in any way disadvantaged by not registering.
Where users provide us with information or feedback, information is treated in the strictest confidence.
This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for NICaN . It applies solely to this website.
The UK government recently updated the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations in response to the EU Privacy Directive. As a result of this the Information Commissioner's Office has provided guidance on the EU Cookie Law which came into effect in May 2012.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that the web sites you visit place on your computer to store information about your visit. Cookies are 'passive' in that they contain information your browser can retrieve, but do not contain programmes, viruses or malicious software. Cookies normally expire after a certain length of time, although that time can be anywhere from a few minutes to more than a year.
Cookies can be divided into two categories: 'session' and 'persistent'. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser or after a period of inactivity. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until the expiration date/time set by the cookie creator.
Can I delete cookies?
Yes, you can both view the cookies stored on your computer and delete some or all of them. Each web browser has a different procedure for doing so. Here are instructions for deleting cookies in some popular browsers:
Can I set my browser to block cookies?
Yes, most browsers allow you to specify which types of cookies you will accept or to reject all cookies. As each browser is different, here are some of the most common ones:
As above, you may see an alert message when visiting some sites that recommends you accept cookies for an optimal browsing experience.
Which cookies does this website use?
We use a temporary session cookie to store information as you use this website. This does not collect any personal information (other than during form submission when you enter your own information) and is used only to improve the functionality of features such as the service searches etc. This cookie is deleted once you close your browser.
We use four Google Analytics cookies on this website (named utma, utmb, utmc and utmz) to track how you use this website and help us to identify visitor trends such as most popular searches, the time of day that the website is most frequently used etc. None of the information collected by these cookies can personally identify you.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the NICaN team at firstname.lastname@example.org.