What is the EU Cookie Law?
The EU Cookie Law come into force on 26th May 2012. The UK Government will begin enforcing the EU ePrivacy Directive (AKA ‘the EU Cookie Law’).
The law aims to protect the privacy of EU citizens as they use the internet, and actually covers several aspects of privacy, not just cookies. The UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) says:
“Cookies or similar devices must not be used unless the subscriber or user of the relevant terminal equipment:
(a) is provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes of the storage of, or access to, that information; and
(b) has given his or her consent.
The Regulations are not prescriptive about the sort of information that should be provided, but the text should be sufficiently full and intelligible to allow individuals to clearly understand the potential consequences of allowing storage and access to the information collected by the device should they wish to do so.”
Source: ICO website, May 2012
- What personally identifiable information is collected
- How any information we collect is used
- Our policy on sharing this information
- How we protect your information
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information
In plain English terms
p4pictures.com takes your privacy very seriously.
p4pictures.com does not actively track individuals using this website.
The website uses a popular content management system to provide the webpages for our visitors and the system uses some cookies when you are browsing this website. These are used to ensure proper operation of the website and also to help improve your experience when browsing.
It is possible for visitors to comment on pages and blog posts on this website, if you choose to do so then your name, email address, ip address and message will be stored in the content management system database in order to make the comment available on the website. Your email address is not viewable by the general public on this website, but your name, message and website address will be visible.
If you send an email message via the contact forms found on several pages of this website then your name, email address and message is emailed to us to enable us to communicate with you. Your message will be stored within our email system.
We don’t use third party / tracking / advertising cookies on this site.
All information we gather via cookies is totally anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual.
Cookies used by this site
In addition we use google analytics to measure site performance and visitor statistics to optimise the use and performance of the site. Information collected by google analytics is not personally identifiable. Video content hosted on third party sites such as youtube or vimeo may also set cookies in your machine, please check with the relevant hosts for their cookie usage information.
How we use information you provide on this website
If you have provided us your email address via the contact forms or comments we may use it to contact you in reply to your enquiry. Any email address left with your comment is not displayed publicly on the website or shared with a third party, though is stored to identify your comment in the website system.
Disclosing your personal information
We do not share your personal email address with third parties.
Protecting your personal information
We use our best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. Information you may provide via contact forms and comments is not encrypted to protect it’s transfer via the internet.
Correcting inaccurate information
If you post comments on the pages and blog post of this website, you cannot change or remove them. If you would like to have a comment removed please contact us using the contact form providing information as to the page, or blog post and the comment that you wish to remove and then we can remove comments for you.
Please be aware that due to technical constraints it might not be possible to completely remove all your personally identifiable information from our databases. However we will endeavour to remove all publicly facing information.
Changes to the policy
Policy last updated: 24 August 2012