User anonymity and Personal Info

Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website’s web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user’s IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.

Aggregated analysis of these log files is used to monitor website usage. These analyses may be made to available to FairtradeMossley staff and partner agencies to allow them to measure, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site.

Except as stated already, FairtradeMossley will make no attempt to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of FairtradeMossley.

FairtradeMossley will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of all users, FairtradeMossley reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of FairtradeMossley web services.

As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for FairtradeMossley to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access.

All log file information collected by FairtradeMossley is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.

Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

When you visit some web pages, your computer may be issued with a small file – a “cookie”. A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer. The information the cookie contains is set by the server (of the website you are using) and it can be used by that server whenever you visit the website. The server uses cookies to recognise your browser session if you visit multiple pages during your interaction with this website. For more information about cookies, please visit aboutcookies.org

Types of cookie

Cookies can be “session cookies” or “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary and should be deleted by your browser when you quit.  Session cookies are often used to help you navigate a website efficiently and perform certain functions.  Persistent cookies can remain on your hard drive indefinitely (how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie) and may continue to be accessed via your browser.

Can I turn off cookies?

You can set your browser to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them. However, some parts of the website you are using may not function properly without accepting cookies.

Which type of cookie does FairtradeMossley use?

The FairtradeMossley website use Google Analytics which also place cookies on your computer. The information generated by these cookies about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google.

FairtradeMossley has to carry out an audit of its use of cookies to enable compliance with an amendment made to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations in May 2011.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

(We are currently completing a cookie audit and will update this page in due course)

Data Protection and Confidentiality

Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used.

Any information you do submit will be stored securely and will never be passed on or sold to any third party.

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