Who I am
I am The History Guide and my website address is: https://www.thehistoryguide.co.uk – I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of my visitors to my web site. In particular, I am not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. These cookies do not collect or store any personally identifiable information. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site may not work.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, The History Guide) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than The History Guide are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer or mobile device both when you visit the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
The History Guide uses first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our Online Properties to operate, and I refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Online Properties for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Online Properties and the purposes they perform are described under “Essential 1st-party cookies” and “Analytics and customisation cookies” below (please note that the specific cookies served, may vary from time to time).
Information I collect
Log file information, including IP addresses. You can visit public areas of the site without identifying yourself or providing any personal information.
Tracking IP addresses (the computer’s internet address).
Monitoring how long a user spends on the site and which pages he/she visits – this helps us evaluate the use of different parts of the The History Guide website.
Essential 1st party cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with Services and to use some of the Site or Application, such as access to any secure areas.
Who serves these cookies:
The History Guide
How to refuse:
Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Online Properties to you, you cannot refuse them, however you might consider configuring the appropriate settings of your browser to provide a more granular control of your browsing activities. However, as mentioned earlier if you do this you may lose some useful functionality.
Third-party Cookies – Analytics and customisation cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in identifiable or aggregate form to help us understand how our Online Properties are being used, the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, or to help us customise our Online Properties to provide you with a better experience. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
The following third party cookies are used on our Online Properties:
Google Tag Manager this is how the Google Analytics Tag is deployed to the The History Guide website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/privacy
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject
cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the
appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above, or
When visitors leave comments on the site (i.e. on a blog – if enabled) I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website (i.e. on a blog – if enabled), you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you have submitted any information via any of the forms on the The History Guide website, I will use this information to contact you (if requested) and / or to provide you with additional information that you may have requested. I will do this via email or telephone, based on the preferences you have indicated in the form submission.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Your contact information – What rights you have over your data
If you have left any comments, or submitted a form to us you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
I hope this makes things clear