NICCY respects the privacy of all who visit our web site, especially children.

NICCY does not collect personally identifiable information without visitors knowledge. Where visitors do provide such information we will only use it for that purpose, and will only reveal contact information or use quotations in a public context having obtained specific permission.

NICCY does track the number of visitors to our site and retains aggregate statistics about this. We never look at the specific usage of our website by identifiable individuals.

No personal data is being collected about you whilst you use this site.

Use of cookies by NICCY

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site (eg. which pages of the site are being visited or not being visited). The NICCY web site uses cookies but as outlined above these cookies are not linked to any identifiable user information that is stored in the website database.

A new European Directive has come into force in relation to the use of cookies and web site privacy and NICCY is working towards compliance of this.

If you have any questions in relations to the web site privacy please contact the Communications Team at NICCY communications@niccy.org

Accepting or rejecting cookies

You can configure your internet browser to warn you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer so that you may make a decision whether to accept or reject it. For more information visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Please note that some parts of our website may not function properly if you reject cookies.

NICCY Cookies

You can see below the cookies that are used here on the NICCY site:

Google Analytics

  •  __gaThis cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other - _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
  • __gatThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

These Google Analytics Cookies are not linked to any identifiable user information that is stored in the website database.

Third Party Cookies

  • civicCookieControl: This cookie is set by software from Civic UK to record whether or not visitors have seen a message about cookies being used on the site, as part of compliance with EU cookie laws.