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This is the privacy policy of North Somerset Cyber Security Cluster. (“NSCSC”, “we”, “us”, “our”).

This policy sets out how NSCSC uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from: 21st May 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information

  • Anonymous information about how you use our website

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Statistical analysis of the website performance and visitor numbers
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

There are different types of cookies:

First-party cookies

These cookies are set by our website. Only our website can read them.

Third-party cookies

These cookies are set by someone other than us. Some of ourweb pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you share a link to one of our pages, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third-party cookies – you can turn them off, but not through us.

Session cookies

These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser (like Internet Explorer or Safari).

Persistent cookies

These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies let you use all the different parts of the website. Without them, some of website services won’t work correctly. An example of how we use these cookies are:

Remembering things you’ve already done, like text you’ve entered into a registration form, so it’ll still be there when you go back to the page in the same web session.

Functional cookies

These help us personalise the website to you by remembering your preferences and settings. An example of how we use these cookies are:

Remembering if you visited the website before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you.

Performance cookies

These help us understand how people are using the website, so we can make it better. We use WordPress and Google analytics to do this. These companies might set their own performance cookies. Some examples of how we use these cookies are:

Collecting information on which web pages visitors go to most often so we can improve our online services.
Making sure that the website is working properly and fixing any errors testing designs to help improve the look and feel of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.