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- Introduction to cookies
- Cookies used on this website
- How to control and delete cookies
- Personal Information
If you register to recieve Know & Respond alerts from the website, there is a Terms & Conditions page which you may also be interested in. For app users, the Know & Respond service only stores the individual device ID and selected regions you choose to recieve alerts for. If you turn-off alerts, this information is not stored by the system.
If you choose to have data emailed to you from the Data Selector page, the information you provide is only used for the purposes of delivering the requested data to you.
2. Introduction to cookies
In order to help provide the information on this website accessible and easy to use, small amounts of information may be placed on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
The information is used to improve the website and is collected by measuring how many people are using services so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article Internet Browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.
If you'd like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, visit the About Cookies website.
3. Cookies used on this website
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True or false
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
This website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it's meeting its users' needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
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Air Pollution Detectives Quiz
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4. How to control and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed 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 on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
5. Personal Information
Ricardo Energy and Environment use Google analytical to tract and store IP addresses of visitors to this website to understand who uses the website and to ensure the content is relevant. For more information on how google uses information from sites and Apps please go to https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB&gl=uk
We will not share your personal information with any third party and it will not be used for marketing purposes.
We will not transfer your personal information outside the UK.
You have a right to be informed about this processing of your personal data as in this notice. You also have the right to request from the controller access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data. Further rights are to object to and to restrict processing of your data. You also have a right to lodge a complaint about processing of your personal data with the Information Commissioner's Office. Further information is at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/handling/.