Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Personal information

If you have not registered as a user on this website, the only information we may collect about you personally is what you choose to tell us via one of the Contact forms. This may include your name and contact details, including telephone number and email and postal addresses. We will only use this information to reply to your contact message. We may forward your message to someone in the Sibfords who we think may be better placed to answer your query. We will ask them to protect your privacy in the same way that we do, but we are not responsible for their actions.

If you have registered as a user, you will have supplied us with a user name of your choice and your email address. We may use the email address to contact you in connection with your use of this website. Your user name may be published on the website, but your email address will not be. Other users of the website may send you an email via one of our contact forms, but they will not know your email address unless you choose to reply to that email.

Cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or smartphone when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the four categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

None of the cookies used on this website fall into category 1.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

The table below lists the category 2 cookies used on this website. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Cookie NamePurposeMore information
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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.

The pk_id cookie expires after two years; the pk_ses cookie expires after 30 minutes.

See Web Analytics Privacy in Piwik.

We respect your Do-Not-Track preference, if your browser supports it and you have enabled it.

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ACOOKIEThis cookie is set by Webtrends Inc through the Met Office weather forecast widget on our front page. We have been unable to discover exactly what Webtrends use this cookie for, but it could be used to track your activity across different websites. This cookie expires after two years.Webtrends provide a facility for opting out of all their tracking.
WT_FPCThis cookie is set by the Met Office through the weather forecast widget on our front page. The Met Office uses Webtrends Analytics to understand how people are using the website and identify areas that can be improved or removed. The Webtrends cookie is used to produce anonymised statistics on how the Met Office widget is used. This cookie expires after ten years.How cookies are used by the Met Office

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

The table below lists the category 3 cookies used on this website. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Cookie NamePurpose
has_jsPlaced by our website management software Drupal to remember whether your browser has JavaScript enabled. This helps the web server to work more efficiently. The cookie is removed when you close your browser.

SESS(followed by a 32 character random string)

Placed by our website management software Drupal to remember choices you may have made while using the website. If you have logged in, this cookie keeps track of your user name, so that you don't always have to login again when you restart the browser. If you have disabled cookies, you will not be able to login. This cookie expires after about 23 days.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

None of the cookies used on this website fall into category 4.

Other local storage methods

As well as cookies, there are several other ways in which websites can store information on your computer, including Web storage (local strorage and session storage, Application cache, Web databases and Local shared objects ("Flash cookies"). We do not use any of these methods.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us at Siberris Consulting Ltd, 2 Mannings Close, Sibford Ferris, Banbury, OX15 5RA.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.