It is important to appreciate that this website provides links to other independent sites, both within the Church of England and elsewhere. This policy applies only to direct accesses to the Anglican Diocese of Rochester website - URLs starting http://www.rochester.anglican.org
As with the vast majority of websites, the Diocese of Rochester automatically logs certain information about every request made of it This information is used for system administration, for bug tracking, and for producing usage statistics. The logged information will be kept but reviewed periodically.
Relevant subsets of this data may be passed to computer security teams as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this site or other computing equipment within the hosting organisation. Data may also on occasion be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. Otherwise the logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.
Where forms are provided on this site, the pages containing these forms include information on how data submitted on them will be processed and used.
Important notice, please read before using this website: By using this site you agree to cookies being placed on your computer in accordance with the purpose set out below. If you do not wish to accept cookies from this site please either disable cookies or refrain from using this site.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text placed on your computer to recognise you when you return to this website. They can include what pages you visit and other information such as the internet browser you use. “First-party cookies” are the cookies that we set for rochester.anglican.org and “third-party cookies” are cookies on this site that come from different websites. Vimeo and YouTube are examples of third party cookies and their use is detailed below.
The table below outlines cookies which may be set when visiting our site and why they are used.
|These cookies are used to collect information 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
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|Content Management System Cookies||
|These cookies are set by our content management system, upon arrival to the website. They are not used by the Diocese of Rochester for any purpose and expire within five months.|
|Vimeo||aka_debug||We use Vimeo to embed videos on our website. Vimeo sets cookies in videos that we embed so they can track the usage of them||
The following data is automatically logged for each request:
- The name or network address of the computer making the request. Note that under some (but not all) circumstances it may be possible to infer from this the identity of the person making the request. Note also that the data recorded may be that of a web proxy rather than that of the originating client.
- The date and time of connection.
- The HTTP request, which contains the identification of the document requested.
- The status code of the request (success or failure etc.).
- The number of data bytes sent in response.
- The contents of the HTTP Referrer header supplied by the browser.
- The content of the HTTP User-Agent header supplied by the browser.
- Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time to time for specific purposes.
Access to user data
This policy may change from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version which will apply each time you access this website.