The unfamousfly.co.uk is my personal blog website covering my fly fishing activities and as such I hope you enjoy my content and revisit often.
The site maintains personal information in two ways. If you comment or subscribe to the site it will obviously retain your email address and name in order that we may respond via the site, but also to validate your comment at the time of submission. We also use a system called Google Analytics which provides tracking cookies so we may better understand the reach and useage of the website. Google Analytics is uses in the vast majority of websites out there today and we do not retain personal information on this site about your web behaviour or browsing preferences.
We NEVER give out contact information or email information without the consent of the person involved, and we do not provide email or contact information to third party or marketting websites under any circumstances. The information we hold is to make best use of the facilities the website provides, and for no other reason.
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As from the 26 May 2011 it has been required for websites that are aimed at the UK and EU to follow the new cookies regulations which you can find out more from the Information Commissioner’s Office: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies.aspx
What is a cookie?
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They can be used to store information and have many uses. With the most common being tracking, remembering your details/settings and to keep you logged in to an account.
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What cookies do you have and why?
Here is the table of cookies we use on our site.
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As our website uses a content management system and additional third party plugins it can be difficult for us to notice cookies that are being used, especially after software updates.
If you do notice a cookie that does get past us or have a question about please contact us.
There are also some essential cookies which are required for the website to work; these can only be blocked by changing your browser settings.
How to disable/block cookies?
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Third Party Cookies Opt-Out.
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Do Not Track Me!
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- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-turn-do-not-track-feature
- Internet Explorer: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/DoNotTrack/Default.html
To find out more about do not track. Visit http://donottrack.us/ .