Privacy

This privacy & cookies policy sets out how KSCB uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website. KSCB is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this policy. KSCB may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy also gives information about cookies – what they are, which ones are used on this website, the purposes for which they are used and how you can manage and/or disable them. Please carefully read the following to understand our views and practices regarding cookies and how we use them.

Data Protection & Confidentiality

Any information you give us via this website may be added to our database and will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties (excluding those trusted organisations that carry out functions or services on our behalf) unless you give us permission to do so, or we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it or where it is necessary for the purpose of or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.

If you register with us, we may communicate with you through email, notices posted on this website, and other means. All email messages sent to and from KSCB may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies and to protect our business.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files containing small amounts of text-only information which are downloaded to your device (your computer, tablet or phone, for example) via your web browser when you visit a website.

Cookies perform lots of different tasks, like allowing you to complete online forms and remembering the browsing preferences you set on a website.

All cookies used on this website are considered ‘privacy neutral’: they cannot be used to identify individuals, and the information they contain is never passed on to third parties. Knowsley Council does not use cookies for marketing or advertising purposes.

The cookies used on this site have been categorised based on definitions given in the ICC UK Cookie Guide as ‘strictly necessary cookies’, ‘performance cookies’ and ‘functionality cookies’.

Strictly Necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential in helping you to navigate the site effectively, and enable services such as online bookings, payments for services and forms you can complete online. These cookies are only used when you request a specific service.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies allow us to analyse how much ‘traffic’ (how many visitors) our site receives. Like many websites, Knowsley Council use a service called Google Analytics to allow us to study data about site use. Google analytics provides us with anonymous, aggregated statistics that help us to understand how visitors use our site, enabling us to improve the structure of the website and constantly improve the services we offer. The software does not allow us to identify individual visitors.

Google is developing a tool to enable users to ‘opt out’ of Google Analytics.

By using Knowsleyscb.org.uk, you agree that we can place performance cookies on your device.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies allow us to provide user-friendly assistive functions on the site, for example allowing you to alter text size and customise page layout to suit your needs.

By using Knowsleyscb.org.uk, you agree that we can place functionality cookies on your device.

Cookies from third party sites

In order to provide effective online services, Knowsley Council makes use of popular tools such as Flickr for sharing photos, Youtube for sharing video and Twitter and Facebook for keeping in touch.

These sites they may also place cookies on your computer. For more information please see each website’s own privacy policy (TwitterFacebookYouTubeFlickr).

Further information about cookies

There’s a lot of good information about cookies available online. For more information visit BBC Webwise orAll About Cookies.

You can find out more about how your web browser works by visiting the appropriate link below, or by looking under the ‘help’ menu option in your browser.