BALPA Cookie Policy

Cookies are parcels of text sent by a web server to a web client (usually a browser) and stored on your computer by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser session.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device, thereby improving the overall experience on our website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.  A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies

Our website uses cookies.  By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies used on this website

We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

The BALPA website uses the following cookies:

Cookie Name Details Who it affects
__utma
 
Google analytics Public, Member and administrator
__utmb
 
Google analytics Public, Member and administrator
__utmc
 
Google analytics Public, Member and administrator
__utmz Google analytics Public, Member and administrator

CMSPreferredCulture
 
Stores the language to use on the public
and member areas of the site
Public, Member and administrator
 

ASPXFORMSAUTH
 
Standard authentication cookie to say a
user is authenticated on the site
Public, Member and administrator
 

ASP.NET_SessionId
 
Standard ASP.NET cookie containing
the user's session ID
Public, Member and administrator
 

CMSPreferredUICulture
 
Stores the language to use in the
administration area of the site
Member and administrator
 

CurrentTheme
 
Stores the Current CSS stylesheet/theme
used on the public and member area of the site
Public, Member and administrator
 

DisplayContentInDesignMode
 
Set in administration area of site whether
the design mode is required
Administrator
 

PropertyTab
 
Set in administration area of site whether
the design mode is required
Administrator
 

ValidationTab
 
Set in administration area of site whether
the design mode is required
Administrator
 

ViewMode
 
Set in administration area of site whether
the content is in edit, design or preview mode
Administrator
 

VisitorStatus
 
Used for user site tracking for performance
analytical purposes.
Public, Member and administrator
 

How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

(1) to recognise your computer when you visit our website

(2) to track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the specific website features

(3) to improve the website’s usability

(4) to analyse the use of our website

(5) in the administration of this website

Third party cookies

The only third party cookie used on this website is Google Analytics. This service generates statistical and other information about our website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website and enhance future BALPA developments. Google's privacy policy is available at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

We do not knowingly use any other third party cookies.

We do not use cookies for any marketing purposes.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;

Iin Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of this website.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;

In Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of this website.

Contacting BALPA

If you have any questions about this policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us at BALPA House, 5 Heathrow Boulevard, 278 Bath Road, West Drayton, UB7 0DQ

Sources: The Privacy and Electronic Communications 2003 & 2011, The ICC Cookie Guide and SEQ Legal