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What to include in your Privacy Policy?

This is a template privacy policy extract to assist Statcounter members to comply with relevant data protection legislation. Legislation differs between regions/countries and new regulations emerge and evolve on a regular basis. As a result of this, only an appropriately qualified legal expert can guarantee that your privacy policy is compliant with all applicable legislation at a given point in time. If your jurisdiction mandates the inclusion of additional information in your privacy policy which is not included below, please contact us outlining the additional information requirements and we will do our utmost to assist.

The information provided below is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice and should not be considered as such. If you have concerns or questions about legal issues, you should consult an appropriate lawyer or legal firm.

Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.
Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called "is_unique") may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

You can learn more about cookies from StatCounter and set your browser to refuse same by clicking here.

For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy.

Answers to the majority of questions we receive can be found here in the knowledge base.

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