Privacy and Cookies

Newsletter:

CrowboroughLife produces a Newsletter to keep residents up-to-date with what is going locally.  If you choose to subscribe your email address will only be used by this us for this sole purpose and will never be passed to any third parties.

Cookies:

Like most websites CrowboroughLife puts small text files known as ‘cookies’ on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.  These cookies are safe and secure, and are used to improve the services we provide to you, by

  • recognising that you may already entered a comment on the website.  This is purely a convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type all this information again when you want to leave another comment.
  • other cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how you move around the site when you’re using it.  CrowboroughLife uses Google Analytics to track visitor interactions.  This data does not identify individual users, but produces anonymous statistics, and helps us to improve the way our website works.

We have turned-on Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to get an idea of users demographics (age and gender) and interests.  We will use the data to develop the site and its contents.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings.  In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics.

By accessing the site you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this privacy and cookie policy.

Cookies used by CrowboroughLife:

First Party Cookies are set by this website directly.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website.

CrowboroughLife is created using the popular WordPress software and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions and whether you have logged into WordPress.

Name Content Expires
comment_author The name you entered when leaving a comment 1 year
comment_author_email The email addressed you entered when leaving a comment 1 year
comment_author_url If you entered an optional web address or URL 1 year
viewed_cookie_policy To show whether you’ve seen our ‘Privacy and Cookie’ message – so it isn’t displayed each time you visit. 1 year

Third Party Cookies:

We use other application or programs (commonly called ‘plug-ins’) on the site to do something it couldn’t by itself, for example the weather forecast supplied by the Met Office.  There are also plug-ins for social media networking.  Another example is Adobe Flash Player, which is used to play videos on the website.

Interest-based Advertising:

CrowboroughLife is supported by money from advertising income.  As well as accepting adverts directly from local businesses, the website subscribes to Google Ads.  Google, and their partners, use information such as the subject of the article, other types of sites you look and your location, to select the most relevant advert.  For example, if you’ve been looking at photography websites, you are likely to see adverts about cameras for sale.

Google uses the the DoubleClick cookie on your browser to work-out which adverts you’ll find most interesting.  You can modify the Ads Settings in order to update your interests, age and gender, or remove unwanted ads.

Your AdChoices logoAs Google participates in AdChoices, you’ll see this blue triangle logo in the corner of adverts.  Just click on it to find-out more about how interest-based advertising works and how you can manage your preferences.

How to control and delete cookies:

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.  The ‘Help’ function within your web browser (eg Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox) will tell you how.

If you’d like to learn how to control or remove cookies set on your device, visit aboutCookies.org.