Your personal information
Carers UK respects the privacy of visitors. If you register to use some of the site features then we will ask you for some personal information. The features where you may be asked for your details include
- membership sign up
- online forums
- email newsletters
- making a donation
- complete a survey on this website
Carers UK collects "personal information" about you to allow us to identify you. This includes your name and email address, as well as information volunteered by yourself. Any information we collect about you will be stored securely and treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Occasionally, we may use this information to compile statistics to assist us in our research or campaigning.
Carers UK will not pass your personal details to other people or organisations. Carers UK does not sell or rent user information to anyone.
If you indicated that you are interested in receiving regular information about Carers UK's work we will send you communications regarding our work and activities, either electronically or otherwise.
Cookies on Carers UK website
Cookies are small text markers stored on your computer that enable us to understand how people use our website. No personally identifiable information is stored on the cookies. In common with many similar websites, we use them to help remember preferences and for anonymous statistical measurements - for example so we know how many "hits" a page has had.
You can control and delete cookies.
This website has detailed information on how to block, restrict or delete cookies as well as more general information. However if you restrict cookies for the Carers UK website then there is a risk the website will not work fully.
What cookies do we use?
This is a service we use from Google that collects information about how people use our website. We use this to make sure we are providing the best service we can to our web visitors. Using cookies Google Analytics stores information about
- what pages you visit
- how long you stay on the page
- how you came to the site
- what things you click on
Although we collect this information we do not collect any personal information - so we don’t know what your name is or where you live. And the information we collect cannot be used to identify you. Also this information is for Carers UK's use only and we don't allow Google to share it.
Joomla Content Management System
Joomla is the system we use to build the website and update the pages. In a similar way to Google analytics this also collects information about how many times a page has been visited and how many times a file is downloaded (Things like the PDFs of our research reports and briefings)
Cookies that are set by other websites
If you are using the sharing facility already mentioned (ie Share content with Facebook, Twitter) then it is possible those websites (ie. Facebook) may also set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Carers UK does not control these type of cookies.
Very occasionally we embed things like video, audio and pictures from other websites such as such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr or Soundcloud. This means it looks like one of our webpages but the video is being fed through from another site (ie YouTube) This means that every time you visit one of our pages with this sort of embedded content, those other sites may use their own cookies to record that you watched or views the content. Carers UK has no control over these cookies so you should check the relevant website for more information.