Privacy and Cookie Policy

Please also see the website Terms and Conditions.

The Worshipful Company of Brewers (“We”) is dedicated to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We recognise that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use any Personal Information you provide to us.

We set out below what Personal Information we learn about you when you visit the Website, what we do with that Personal Information, and how you can change the information we have.

The Information We Collect

The Personal Information we collect from you and process may include:

  • The Personal Information you enter into a contact form. By entering details into this form you are allowing The Worshipful Company of Brewers to use that information to the level that UK law allows.
  • Members’ own input to the database of members.

All users of this site must agree to our Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy before using this Website.

Disclosure of Information

We want you to feel free to use and explore our Website without worrying about whether your visit will generate unwanted sales or marketing activity such as junk mail or spam.

We take all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to and use of your personal data.

Whilst any Personal Information that we use to provide or promote our services to you will not be passed to any third party organisation for marketing purposes, on occasion your details may be shared with the Worshipful Company of Brewers approved contractors or agents, in order to inform you and / or produce relevant services.

Members’ Personal Information may be passed to other City organisations including but not restricted to:

  • Guildhall (regarding the electoral roll) and
  • The Editors of the City of London Directory and Livery Companies Guide.

We reserve the right to permit contractors to process the data on our behalf.

We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information to any third party which has a legal right to request such information.

Security of Data

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Links to Other Sites

If you use a link on this Website to take you to another site, your privacy may not be protected in accordance with this policy. You will need to check that website’s own privacy policy.

We make no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other websites.

Consent and Changes to the Privacy Policy

By using this Website you consent to our collection and use of your Personal Information as stated above.

We want you to be aware of the Personal Information we collect and how we use it at all times. If we need to change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the website to draw your attention to any change. Continued use of the Website will signify that you agree to any such changes.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.

Why we use cookies

For system administration purposes, we may use cookies to collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. We then use that information to monitor usage and improve the user experience.

Please note: ‘Cookies’ cannot harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information in the cookies we create, but we do use information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.

Cookies used on this site:

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description Provider
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users Google Analytics
_gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate Google Analytics
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics Google Analytics
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate Google Analytics
__utmb 30 minutes from set/ update Used to determine new sessions / visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics Google Analytics
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit Google Analytics
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores in the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics Google Analytics
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics Google Analytics
PHPSESSID End of browser session Used to distinguish sessions. WordPress
wordpress_test_cookie End of browser session Used to establish whether the browser has cookies enabled WordPress
wp-settings-1 1 year WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. WordPress
wp-settings-time-1 1 year WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. WordPress

You may be able block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. 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. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site. If you do not consent to cookies being placed, you must notify us of the cookies to which you do not consent.

Contact us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy & Cookie Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to: Brewers’ Hall, Aldermanbury Square, London, EC2V 7HR.