Privacy Statement

The Cossan Working Group (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
We may collect personal information from you via this website, for example, if you register with us for services, in order to receive news and announcements and your information will be stored electronically.

We will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the services you have requested, or for our lawful disclosed purposes. We will not make your personal details available outside our organisation without your consent, unless obliged by law.

This website may automatically track certain information about you in the course of you using this website, such as your IP address and browser identification. This information is used only for system administration and for providing statistics to evaluate use of this site. We do not use cookies for collecting personal information on this site.

Contact
Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be addressed in writing to:

COSSAN Working Group,
Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, University of Liverpool
Peach Street, Chadwick Building,
Liverpool L69 7ZF, United Kingdom
info@cossan.co.uk

Data Retention
The information we collect is retained until a time as such comes where you request to be removed from our database of users, or if we cease to provide this service. If you wish to be removed from our database of users, please use this link. Once you confirm, your account will be permanently removed from our database. You will also be removed from our database of services which include our newsletters and announcements.

Cookies
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don't need to enter it for every web page requested. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue "session cookies" cookies when you visit our site.

For more information on cookies, and how to delete and control them visit AboutCookies.org or AllAboutCookies.org.

Our use of cookies
These are cookies set by the COSSAN website (known as 'first-party' cookies). They are used to remember the selections or preferences that you’ve made when looking at the information on this site.

UserName
Purpose: Used to maintain a user session
Expires: Once the session ends

Cookies set by other websites through this site
Our website contains links that may redirect you to third party services such as Google Maps and MediaWiki. If you follow a link to any external websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

The suppliers of these services may also set cookies on your device when you visit the pages where we have used this type of content. These are known as 'third-party' cookies.

How to control and delete cookies
We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.