Cookies don’t harm your computer and Visit Northumberland does not store any personally identifiable data such as credit card details in the cookies that we create. We use the cookies to store encrypted data in order to make your visit to our site run more smoothly.
Based on the basic information they contain, cookies enable us to determine the sorts of things that you might be interested in. As well as helping to automatically tailor your site experience in a more accurate way, cookies also help us to identify and fix any errors you may encounter.
Our cookies do not store details such as your name, address, telephone number or payment information. The cookies are simply used to record the areas of the site that you visit and for how long. This helps us to determine what makes our website more accessible to users and also to improve the quality of the website. If you would like to block, restrict or delete cookies from VisitNorthumberland.com you can use your browser to do so. Each browser is different, so you may need to refer to the 'Help' section of your browser to find out how to alter your cookie preferences.
We are using cookies for the following functionalities:
These cookies are saved by all the pages as they all share the same layout template. The following third-party plugins and scripts that set data in cookies are embedded in our site.
How to manage cookies
If you want to disable cookies in your browser, you can set your browser accordingly using its menu bar. You should be aware that if cookies aren’t enabled on your computer we are unable to offer you a personalised service.
You can find out more about opting out of cookies and safeguarding your online experience by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative website (please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites).
To disable/ enable cookies
First, if you're not sure of the type and version of web browser (for example, Safari, Opera or Google Chrome) you use to access the Internet, find out by following these instructions:
PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option.
How to check cookies are enabled for PCs
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
How to check cookies are enabled for Macs
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
Safari on OSX
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
All other browsers
Please consult your documentation or online help files.
You may notice some cookies that are not related to Visit Northumberland when you visit one of our pages that contains embedded content, for example if you’d like to watch a video hosted on YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We have no control over the setting of these cookies. If cookies concern you, it’s best you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
We collect information only when you supply it to us by entering your details via an online form. When we collect information from you, we will provide an option for you to join our mailing list. If you opt to join our mailing list we will send you regular communications about topics you have expressed an interest in. We will only send you marketing emails if you specifically give us your consent to do so.
While we may occasionally send solus emails on behalf of carefully selected partners, we will never share your details with any third party, unless you explicitly give us permission to do so via opting in, as mentioned above.
Every email you receive will carry an unsubscribe link, allowing you to opt out of any future communications.
If you enter one of our competitions you will see two boxes where you have the option to receive e-mails from us (Visit Northumberland) or from the prize provider.
Your data will be shared with the company who has provided the prize, only if you tick the box to give consent for us to do so.
Your details will never be shared with any other company.
If you have any issues when trying to unsubscribe or wish to discuss data protection matters further please contact email@example.com
Through web site statistics - We do keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our server, such as your IP address, the URL you visited before ours, the URL you visit after leaving our site and which pages you visit. We also collect some site statistics such as page hits and page views. We are not readily able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.
By you contacting us or by other methods other than the website - The website provides various telephone and fax numbers and email addresses for you to contact us. We will collect information from you through any of these methods. We may also collect other information you supply to us after your initial contact with us.
How we safeguard personal information
We recognise that you retain rights in the personal information we hold about you. We will keep that information secure, and use it only for specific legitimate purposes.
We have obligations to keep personal information secure, which we take seriously - We will keep personal information secure by taking appropriate technical and staff measures against the unauthorised or unlawful processing of that information and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage.
How to find out more
Data Protection Officer - If you want to know more about what information we have about you, or the way we use your information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer.
Data Protection Register - When we ask you for information, we will comply with the law, including the Data Protection Act 1998. We are a data controller for the purposes of that Act. Our entry in the register of data controllers is Z8473392. In brief, our register entry describes:
the personal information processed by us or on our behalf and the category or categories of individuals to which they relate the purpose or purposes for which personal information is processed the recipients to whom we intend to disclose personal information, and any countries or territories outside the European Economic Area to which we transfer personal information.
Information Commissioner - For independent advice about freedom of information, data protection, privacy and data-sharing issues, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:
Information Access Team
Information Commissioner's Office