How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:
- visitors to our websites
- people who use our services
Visitors to our website
When someone visits msas.org.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.
There are distinct categories for each cookie, which category the cookie falls into is decided by the nature of them, for example if they’re for security, analytics, settings or ad targeting.
Category 1 are ‘strictly necessary cookies’. Without these cookies, services offered by the website cannot be provided.
Category 2 are ‘performance cookies‘ and they collect information about how visitors use a website. They are not allowed to actually identify the visitor and are used to improve how the website works.
Category 3 is for functionality. They remember choices that the user makes, such as a username, language or region.
Category 4 are used to deliver adverts based on your browsing history, measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns and limit the number of times you see the same advert.
Our site uses Google Analtics which creates four distinct cookies, _utma, _utmb, _utmc, and _utmz.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
This website uses Go Squared Ltd’s web analytics services which creates the gs_u cookie.
We control how the information collected about you is used. GoSquared will use it on our behalf to evaluate your use of this website and report to us about this website’s operations. GoSquared may provide it to third parties if needs be, for example, in order to comply with the law or to third parties processing that information on behalf of GoSquared. For more information on GoSquared’s practices, please see https://www.gosquared.com/legal/.
Site cookie acceptance
Content Management System session cookie
This cookie is set by our content management system to identify your browser session and enable site navigation, this does not store personal data and is deleted at the end of your browser session.
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 21 January 2013.