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Privacy Statement

If you are a user with general public access our web site does not store or capture personal information, other than the user's Internet Protocol (IP) address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

We use "cookies" to identify you when you visit our site and to enhance your experience of the site. Cookies are small files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies for remembering user names and preferences and to track users' progress through the site, allowing us to make improvements based on usage data. It also allows us to be accountable for the investment we make in our website by showing how - and how often - it is used.

We do not use cookies to collect any other personal information about our users. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our use of cookies and consent to our retention of your IP address for the purposes stated above.

Cookies used on the PDSO website:


Cookie Name


_utma; _utmb;

_utmc; _utmz;

_utmt; _ga; _gat;


Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.


Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither PDSO nor Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.


These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.


You can change the settings on your browser, removing consent for us to use these third-party cookies.


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How do I change my cookie settings?


You can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. Further information on how to delete cookies can be found on www.aboutcookies.org. You can set your Internet browser so that it will not allow cookies to be stored on your computer. [Further information on how to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer can also be found on www.aboutcookies.org under the "manage cookies" section. Alternatively go to the help menu within your Internet browser].

This privacy statement only covers our web site at www.pdso.org.uk. This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.

The system will record your email address and other information if volunteered to us by you. This shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. It may be used for internal review and to notify you about updates to the PDSO web site if you so request or to send you any other materials that may be requested by you.

Other than where stated information collected by us is used for internal review, to improve the content of this web site, to customise the content and/or layout, to notify users about updates, and to contact users for marketing purposes and is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.