PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy sets out how The Consumer Council uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

The Consumer Council is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We use your personal data within the rules set out in applicable data protection legislation.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

The only information we will gather from you will be the email address you provide if you use the contact us function.

SECURITY

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.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree to accept cookies, our website will place such a file on your computer.

Allow only neccessary cookies
In order to use our website, we need to store some basic cookies on your computer. These are required to deliver the basic content and functionality of the site. None of these cookies reveal your identity to us and they are not accessible by any third-party.

Allow all cookies
Ideally, we would also like to store some additional third-party cookies and we ask your permission to do so:

  • Google Analytics - we use a cookie which helps us gather information about the number of visitors we get to our site and how those visitors use the site. This helps us to identify the information that visitors find useful and also helps inform us as to how we might improve the site over time. You can read more about how Google safeguards data and privacy here.
  • YouTube - We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos. You can read more at YouTube's embedding videos information page.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

If you wish to use the website without any cookies being placed, you can modify your browser settings to decline all cookies but this is likely to negatively affect your browsing experience of our site. You can read more about configuring your browser to reject cookies here.

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.

If you have any questions about your privacy in regard to using this website, please do not hesitate to contact us.