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Cookies on our website:

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

We use cookies on www.somersetsafeguardingchildren.org.uk to store information about how you use our website, such as the pages you visit.

Any other websites we link to may set additional cookies and if so, should have their own cookie policy and a banner linking to it.

If you wish to remove your consent at any time, please clear your cookies and local storage.

Find out more about the cookies we use. (see Details about cookies on our website below)

Cookie preferences:

We use 2 types of cookie. You can choose which cookies you’re happy for us to use:

(1) Cookies that measure website use and behaviour (analytics)

We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on the site and how long you spend on each page
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site.

We sometimes run studies using Hotjar, which is a tool that helps us understand how you use the website.

The technology gives us information such as how much time you spend on a page, and what you choose to click on so that we can see what’s working well and what isn’t. We use this information to make improvements to the site to help you find what you’re looking for as easily as possible. We also use Hotjar to get feedback from you.

(1) Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are needed to make our website work. They allow us to edit content on our website and remember your cookie preferences.

They always need to be on.

Details about cookies on our website

Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work and to make them more efficient. Cookies also help website owners understand how you use the site so that they can make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

Find out how to manage cookies on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

How we use cookies:

This page explains how we use cookies on www.somersetsafeguardingchildren.org.uk

Cookies that measure website use and behaviour (analytics)

Google Analytics (Universal Analytics):

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use this website (www.somersetsafeguardingchildren.org.uk). We do this to help make sure the site is meeting your needs and to make improvements based on our findings.

Google Analytics stores information about:

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so we can’t identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Hotjar:

We sometimes run studies using Hotjar, which is a tool that helps us understand how users interact with the website.

The technology gives us information such as how much time users spend on a page, and what they choose to click on so that we can see what’s working well and what isn’t. We use this information to make improvements to the site to help users find what they’re looking for as easily as possible. We also use Hotjar to get feedback from users.

Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect information on the user such as their:

  • behaviour
  • device type
  • IP addresses (stored anonymously)
  • screen size
  • browser
  • geographic location (country only)
  • preferred language

Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. Find out how Hotjar manages data for more information.

You can stop Hotjar from collecting your data by opting out on their website.

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