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Privacy Policy

User anonymity and personal information

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 The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich staff to allow them to measure, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site.

Except as stated already, The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich 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 The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Support 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, The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Support 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 The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich web services.

As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich 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 The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.

Use of cookies

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties

The table below explains the cookies that are used on this site and why.

Cookie Name Duration Description
exp_last_activity 1 year Contains the date of your last activity on the site.
exp_last_visit 1 year This is only relevant to registered users and contains data relating to the dates of your visits to the site.
exp_tracker Session (until the browser is closed) Contains the last 5 pages viewed, encrypted for security. Typically used for form or error message returns.
exp_csrf_token 1 hour CSRF stands for Cross Site Request Forgery. This cookie is a security enhancement for Expression Engine. Immediately before any forms are sent on the site, this cookie is set. Expression Engine then verifies that the cookie in the browser was the one that it set, therefore confirming the submission from the site is genuine.

More information:

Cookie Name Duration Description
_ga 2 years Included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s user reports.
_gat 1 minute Queues requests sent to Google Analytics.
_gid 24 hours Holds a unique value to distinguish between users.

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Cookie Name Duration Description
cookiescriptaccept 1 Month Cookie Script cookies. These cookies are set in order to remember preferences in regards to cookies.

More information:

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