1.  We use cookies

On your first visit, at the top of the NatSIP website we displayed a message to warn you that we use of cookies and that one has already been set. 

We display this message to tell you that we use cookies and give you with the option to consent to their use. The message will be displayed until you agree to our using cookies by clicking on the continue button.

a. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, often including a unique identifier, sent to the browser of your computer, tablet or mobile phone ("device") from our website's server.  It is stored on your device (in memory or on a hard drive).  Each website can send its own cookie(s) to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. To protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by other websites.

b. How do we use cookies?

On the NatSIP website, our cookies record information about your font size preferences, and the fact that you have logged in to our site.  You can set your device’s preferences to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is issued, or not receive cookies at all. Selecting this option means you will not be able to take full advantage of all the website's features. Each browser is different, so please check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences

c. Third party cookies on our pages

Please note that during your visits to our website you may notice some cookies which are unrelated to us. When you visit a page with content embedded from another webiste (for example in the 'NewsWatch' pages) you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

d. How to delete cookies or control them

This site will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block cookies set by this or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this for a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to clear cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone’s browser, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

2.  We log downloads and page views

When you visit a page, or download a document from the document library, we log this on our website server.  You must be logged in to view most pages and download most of the documents in the library.  We record the date, time, name of the document you downloaded or page you visited, and other information, including your user name, IP address, and information about which web browser you use.

We collect this information so that we can see which items in the library are most popular, and where they are used.  We also analyse browser information to ensure that we can fully support the devices our users use.  (We do not support IE version 7 or earlier).

3.  We may contact you for feedback

We work hard to ensure that documents in the library are useful and relevant to the SI community.  If you have downloaded one of our documents, we may contact you to ask for feedback about how useful the document was and how it could be improved.  We might ask you to complete a short on-line survey about the document, or give us a short response by email.  You can opt out of these surveys by updating your profile.

4.  We use our server logs to solve problems

If you report a problem with the web site to us (for example by contacting Steve J our web techie), we will often look at the logs to follow the trail of what you have done so that we can identify and fix the problem quickly.