To make this, and other BASRaT websites work properly and effectively, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device's memory.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any information displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
From time to time, our website and mail-outs may contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow us to obtain information such as the IP address of the device that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by us.
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our website, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. Currently, we do this for failed log-in attempts, so that we can run validations in case of a hack attempt or DDOS attack.
Cookies We Use
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
|Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data
|Microsoft Application Insights
|Cookies allow anonymous analytical tracking of errors/ performance by Operating system/Browser/Country etc
|Stores authentication details when accessing areas of the site which are being a secure login. Used to prevent CSRF attacks when transferring data (security measure)
|Microsoft Azure Cloud
|Used by the cloud infrastructure to allow seamless upscaling of the website.
|BASRaT Consent Cookie
|Allows us to hide the cookie information footer of the page if the user so requests.
|Some pages have a facebook widget which allows you to like or share the page.
Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies, or by using a ‘private browsing’ session on your device. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking "help" on your browser's menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Except for essential cookies, almost all cookies will expire after, at most, two years. Our sessional cookies expire after 20 minutes. [Some third party developed cookies, such as those used by Facebook, have a longer expiry period which we cannot amend].
Other BASRaT Privacy Information
You can find out more about other privacy issues, including in respect of our Register, by visiting https://www.basrat.org/home/privacynotice
If you have any questions regarding the above, you can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us: