The Seafish website does not store any information which could, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this site without their permission.
When users enter the Seafish website, their computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. These cookies are text files which identify users' computers to the Seafish servers. The website will then create 'session' cookies, which will be used to store user preferences while exploring the site, e.g. a preference to see text-only pages.
Cookies themselves do not identify individual users, but they do identify the computer used. They are deleted on departure from the website. Cookies used by the Seafish website are used either solely on a 'per session' basis, or in order to maintain and remember use preferences.
Many websites, including Seafish, do this to track traffic flows whenever users visit the site. Seafish uses third-party cookies to measure use of the website and track numbers of visitors to particular pages; this is done through Google Analytics. More information about cookie use can be found on our Cookie Information page.
Users can also set cookie configurations on their own computers, so that they accept all cookies, notify the users when cookies are issued, or reject all cookies. Choosing to reject cookies means that certain personalised services will not be possible on your computer.
This privacy statement only covers the Seafish website at www.seafish.org. This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.