Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or to improve the user experience, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set (see ‘User session cookie’ below). You may delete or block all cookies from the site through your browser settings, however doing so will result in some parts of the site not working. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit Google to change your settings.
List of the LFRS cookies
This is a list of the main cookies set by the LFRS website, and what each is used for
User Session Cookie
Used to pass information between pages on the LFRS website
User Permissions Cookie
Used to pass permissions between pages on the LFRS website for a logged in user
Login Authentication Cookies
Used as part of the process to identify a user once they have logged in to LFRS
These cookies are used to analyse information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site.
For complete list, go to https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Any personal data or sensitive personal data provided to or gathered by LFRS will be controlled by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, whose registered office is at Corporate Communications Department, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LH.
References to ‘LFRS’ in this policy are to the data controller.
When you interact with LFRS, we sometimes receive personal information about you. For example, if you sign up to our eNewsletter, submit a form, create an account or place an order for a product we sell, you might tell us who you are, your contact details and about an experience you may have had.
If you choose to sign up to our eNewsletter, order products or submit a form, we will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
We might also have to disclose and pass your contact details and address to our 3rd party providers, e.g. to the fulfilment company who processes orders on our behalf, so that they can dispatch the order to you.
This information may also be used to improve the service provided via our website, prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website or the scheme, and to enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.
We will keep your information confidential and LFRS will not sell, share, transfer or rent the information collected on this site other than as disclosed in this statement. If you have signed up to receive our eNewsletter, you can opt-out of receiving further emails from us at any stage using the unsubscribe link on the eNewsletter.
LFRS will at all times comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, including ensuring that there are appropriate technological and operational procedures in place to protect our user’s information. When you submit personal data via the website, this is protected both online and offline.
All of our users’ information, not just personal data, has restricted access. Our employees must use password-protected log-in screens to gain entry to restricted information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. When new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure your information is protected.
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software which encrypts information you input.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure or personally identifiable customer information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
You may at any time request a copy of the data we hold on you by sending an email to the address at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by written notice to us. A fee of £10 will be charged for this.
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.
Please be aware that LFRS is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
You may opt-out of receiving information from us by email at any time by sending an email to email@example.com or by sending a written notice to us.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Corporate Communications Department