Privacy and cookies
Changes in the law mean that from 26 May 2011 we need your permission to save cookies on your machine.
Cookies are small files which are sent to your browser (for example Internet Explorer or Netscape) and stored on your computer's hard disk. They only identify your computer and not you personally.
We are using Google Analytics to monitor our website and as a consequence information from cookies will be stored by Google on their systems in the USA.
Google Analytics web analytics cookies: These cookies are used to help record your use of this website. They are used to collect statistics about site usage such as when you last visited the site. This information is then used to improve the user experience on our website. The Google Analytics cookies contain randomly generated IDs used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookies contain no personal information and are used only for web analytics. The Google Analytics cookies are called _utma, _utmb, _umtc and _utmz. They will appear in the list of cookies under newforestnpa.gov.uk. _utma tracks whether you have visited the website before. It is set to expire 2 years after your last visit. _utmb establishes a 'user session' and tracks which pages you look at on this visit to the website. It is set to expire 30 minutes after your last visit. _utmc is connected with _utmb and expires when you closed your browser, rather than just visit another website. _utmz tracks whether you have come to the website from a search engine, another website or have typed the web address directly into your browser. It is set to expire 6 months after it was last set.
We are also using cookies on our interactive maps pages (such as my property and New Forest walks and cycle rides). These are used to store your postcode in order to provide more relevant information to you.
To delete cookies or reject cookies
If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.
By entering details such as name and email address in the fields requested, you enable the New Forest National Park Authority and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy.
Use and storage of your personal information
When you supply any personal information to us (for example, for competitions) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular webpages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information you provide will only be used within the New Forest National Park Authority and by its service providers. It will never be supplied to anyone outside the New Forest National Park Authority without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely.
Users 16 and under
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the New Forest National Park's website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information the New Forest National Park Authority holds about you. Please address requests to
Information and data protection officer
New Forest National Park Authority
Lymington Town Hall
T: 01590 646600