Privacy and Cookies

The login procedure for the GBPS website makes use of standard "cookies" (text files consisting of a login code sent to your browser, which will return them on future page requests to authenticate you as the person who logged in). You are legally entitled to refuse the use of these cookies – however, since you need to actually register for an account with the site before you can log in, registering will be taken as agreement to allow them. Please note that access to some features of the site requires you to be logged in (posting on the discussion boards, for example).

This is a fairly standard procedure for logging in to sites, we hasten to add, so shouldn't cause any privacy problems.

The other use of cookies on the site is via Google Analytics, which allows us to collect statistics on how many people access the site and individual pages and the way they access it. (The standard Google privacy statement is given below.) Again, this is a standard method that we hope won't cause any concerns, but if it does, you will need to block the cookies in your browser (or not make use of the GBPS site, but we hope that won't be necessary).

Standard Google Analytics Privacy Statement

Portions of this website use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.