Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name and an IP Address. When a visitor requests a page from within The Ditchley Foundation website, our Web Servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our Web Server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows: The IP Address of the Site that may have Referred you; Your IP Address; The Web Page that you may have linked to us from, if any; The Product Identifier for Version and Make of Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 9); The Operating System platform that you may be running (e.g. Macintosh or Windows); Search Words or Terms that are passed from a Search Engine (e.g. Google, Yahoo).
The Ditchley Foundation has found it advantageous to examine visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various Browsers and Operating Systems that visit our site. By analysing visitation patterns, referring URLs and Search Engine terms, we can strategically enhance our exposure on the Internet.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services so they can be made easier to use
- analysing anonymous data to help us understand how people interact with our website so we can make it better
Your choices regarding cookies
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
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Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify members and ensure they can access the member only pages. If a member opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content available.
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site (if you do so), and recall your customisation preferences, such as the latest version of a product that you saw. We may also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.
Third party cookies
We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. The Ditchley Foundation website does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
Provider: Google Analytics
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Purpose: 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.
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Purpose: ShareThis is a social sharing tool ShareThis provides a customizable social sharing tool, making sharing online content simple. You can easily share anything on the web with your friends on social sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Email, Digg, Reddit and more through one tool (“ShareThis Icon”).
What other information does The Ditchley Foundation request?
We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey, adding you to our mailing list, or by your request to have someone contact you for additional information. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict "No Spam" policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent.
The Ditchley Foundation will disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to: Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on The Ditchley Foundation; Protect and defend the rights or property of The Ditchley Foundation, or visitors of The Ditchley Foundation website; Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties; Co-operate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
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