Privacy and cookies

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you add a comment or upload content to the website (e.g. add text and photos). The information we collect is your name and e-mail address.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you so that our website editors can contact you about your comment or contribution if necessary. We may publish your name on the website alongside the comment or contribution. We will not publish your e-mail address. We will not share your information with any third party.

How long will we keep the information about you?

Because we aim to preserve the content of the website as a historical archive, this information will be stored indefinitely, alongside the comment or contribution you have submitted.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please write to us at data@mymethodisthistory.org.uk. You may ask us to correct or remove information.

Use of cookies

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.

This site may store the following cookies on your computer. One of these is essential to the site's operation and will be stored automatically:

  • ASP.Net_SessionId - this cookie will expire when you close your browser

Others will be stored only after approval has been given, either explicitly by clicking on a option to accept cookies from this site (see below) or implicitly by registration as a contributor:

  • LoggedInUserId - remembers who you are when logged in as a contributor; expires after 24 hours
  • CookieAcceptance - remembers if you've agreed to accept cookies; expires after 1 year
  • _utma, _utmb, etc - tracking cookies for the Google Analytics reporting system

Please also note that most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Third party cookies

The site's search facility uses an embedded Google Custom Search Engine, which will cause one or more Google cookies to be stored. This is only active after approval has been given.

Where videos are embedded from YouTube, they are done so using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.

Where content is embedded from other sources, such as Vimeo or British Pathé, those sources may store cookies as a consequence. Where available, we will add links to their privacy policies here:

Web site tracking

Whenever you visit our web site, our host server automatically records each page you visit and the IP address from which you are connecting to us. It also records other information, including your operating system, your web browser, and the web site from which you followed a link to this website (if any).

Additionally, the Google Analytics reporting system is active when you have either logged in as a contributor or allowed this site to store cookies.

This information is only gathered to establish general usage trends for the site, not to find out information about individual users.

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

Other sites

This site may contain links to other sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy policy. If you access these sites using the links provided, the operators of the sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page.

How to contact us

Please contact us by data@mymethodisthistory.org.uk if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by email.