Privacy and Cookies

Unless you elect to disable cookies through your browser, by your continued use of this site you agree to our use of cookies as described in this policy.

Please review it to learn which cookies we use, how and why we use them, and how you can disable cookies by changing your browser settings. This statement may be subject to updates and changes. Please revisit it each time that you consider giving personal data through any of the UK Christian Web sites. Please be aware that portions of this site may not function properly if you disable cookies. We have included more information about cookies in this policy to try and comply with the EU cookie law.

We recognize that privacy is important. This Cookie and Privacy Policy applies to all of the online products, services and websites offered by UK Christian Web including UK Christian Web and blogs (www.christianweb.org.uk), forums (www.christian-forum.co.uk), links (www.christianlinks.org.uk), Christian E-cards, bookstore (www.christian-bookstore.co.uk), jobs (www.christianjobs.info) etc.

If you have any questions about this Privacy and Cookie Policy, please feel free to contact us.

 

Information we collect and how we use it

In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide – When you sign up for a Site Account or other service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password).

Please note that some links on our site link to third-party, unconnected and affiliate sites which may request information from you and these sites will have their own privacy and cookie policies available to view on their own pages – we have no control, and are not responsible for, their privacy and cookie policies which will differ to ours. Be sure to view the policies of these third-party, unconnected and affiliate sites before submitting any information so you know and are happy with their policies and usage.

 

Use of cookies

Our websites in the UK Christian Web network uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Some of the cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

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 knowingly shared with any third parties.

The default for all UK Christian Web sites, as with most sites is to allow cookies. By using this site, you agree to this unless you choose to alter your cookie settings in your browser. If you want to alter cookie settings you can find information about how to do so (see below under ‘How do I turn cookies off?’). Please be aware that some parts of websites may not function properly if you delete or disallow/block certain cookies. you can also navigate away from the site and clear all cookies related to our sites using your browser settings (see below for more information on how to do this) if you do not wish cookies from our site to be used.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the UK Christian Web website(s), or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of UK Christian Web website(s).

More information on cookies can be obtained from http://www.allaboutcookies.org (Opens in a new window).

 

The main cookies used on UK Christian Web site(s) including the forums and bookstores

To the best of our knowledge, these are the main cookies used on the UK Christian Web site(s). Please let us know if there are any we need to add to the list.

 

Cookie Name

Description

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

__utmz

_drt_

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NID

PREF
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. More information from Google
PHPSESSID
PHPSESSID Session cookie is essential to the operation of some parts of the websites. Used on most of the UK Christian Web main sites including the UK Christian Bookstore.
cookie
any form of:
AOM_550_Amazoncouk_
XXXXXXXX_XXXXX
x-wl-uid
session-id-time
session-id
ubid-acbuk
session-token
These essential cookies are used by the UK Christian Bookstore and Amazon to keep track of the items you place in the store cart before passing that information on to Amazon in order for Amazon to process your order. Please see Amazon’s cookie and privacy policies for more information about how they use your data, their cookie policy and secure ordering information.
pid
guest_id
B & RMBX
These cookies are used by Twitter and Yahoo.
SMFCookie318
Essential Cookie used by the forums for things like authentication purposes.
request_method
cookie_assistant_enable_cookies
Cookies that relates to the cookieassistant popup you see when you first visit a page. Ironically, the need to include a cookie compliance popup requires a cookie to establish and remember whether you have clicked ‘I accept’ cookies button. The default for all sites is to allow cookies. By using this site, you agree to this unless you choose to alter your cookie settings in your browser (see below under ‘How do I turn cookies off?’). Please be aware that some parts of websites may not function properly if you delete or disallow/block certain cookies.
__atuvc
Created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users. Found on some of the UK Christian Websites like the Bookstore and Christian Jobs.
HASCOOKIES

BNETSESSID

__qca
HASCOOKIES and BNETSESSID cookies are installed by a third party, to ensure the Ecard system works properly. __qca on the Ecard system provides basic information to Quantcast to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services.

 

How do I turn cookies off?

The main browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari) allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will often be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Safari http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Cookie settings in Firefox support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Cookie settings in Chrome support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

We do not recommend turning cookies off particularly when using the forums, as this may prevent you from registering, signing in, and using other services on the site.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Internet Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) consumer site. www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

Read more about EU cookie law, essential and non-essential cookies

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-05/25/cookies-made-simple

http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies

 

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 never knowingly be passed on or sold to any third party.

 

Log information

When you access our sites, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

 

User communications

When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

 

Links

We may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our content and advertising.

 

Other sites

This Cookie Policy applies to the UK Christian Web sites www.christianweb.org.uk, www.christianlinks.org.uk, www.christian-forum.co.uk, Christian Ecards, www.christian-bookstore.co.uk and www.christianjobs.info. We do not exercise control over other sites or advertisements linked from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

Sometimes embedded ‘share’ buttons (to enable users of the site to easily share content through a number of popular social networks) include links to the relevant sites that may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. UK Christian Web has no control over the setting and usage of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

We do not sell or share the information we collect with third parties accept where required under applicable laws.

 

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