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Gardening Patch Privacy and Cookies Policy

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We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy and Cookies Policy lets you know how personal information (eg name, email address) captured via this website are processed and used by Gardening Patch.

We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting www.gardeningpatch.com. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

Consent

Your use of this web site signifies your consent to us collecting and using personal information about you as specified below in accordance with this policy and in using this website you are consenting to cookies being set on your device. If you are a registered user, this policy will be applied subject to any particular limitations or choices you express in your User Profile.

About Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser and cannot do your computer any harm. When you revisit the associated website the server will recognise the cookie, which gives it information about your last visit(s). In other words, a cookie allows a website to remember choices and submitted information so that you will not need to reset certain user-defined features or re-enter details. Cookies are either permanent (usually with a long term expiry date) or are only used in the current session and cease to exist when the browser is shut down (so called 'session cookies').

How cookies are used on this website

The following table lists the cookies that may be used on this website.

Cookie Issued By Expires Purpose
_utma Google Analytics 2 years from set/update.
Identifying Unique Visitors
_utmb Google Analytics 30 minutes from set/update Determines visitor session
_utmc Google Analytics On browser close Determines visitor session
_utmz Google Analytics 6 months from set/update Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation
_utmv Google Analytics 2 years from set/update Custom Variables
ASP.NET_SessionId Gardening Patch On browser close Determines visitor session

Google Analytics code collects information about the useage of our website and helps us make informed decisions on how best to further develop the site by identifying information such as how many visitors the site recieves and what the most popular pages are. You can find more information on Google Analytics cookies here.

We use permanent cookies as well as session cookies to provide features of the site that require authentication. To secure the flawless functioning of the website we would recommend allowing at least the setting of session cookies as they are essential for access to authenticated parts of the site - for example where you can contribute resources.

If you choose to have your email address or username remembered between visits to the site, you opt in to the use of cookies by selecting the checkbox on the login page.

Allowing or declining cookies

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. If you delete cookies it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This privacy policy was last updated on 11th March 2013.