Privacy and Cookies Policies

Privacy Policy

If you enter details on this website, the Liberal Democrats, locally and nationally, may use information provided, including your political views, to further our objectives, share it with our elected representatives and/or contact you in future using any of the means provided. Some contacts may be automated. You may opt out of some or all contacts or exercise your other legal rights by contacting us. Further details are in our Privacy Policy at

You can contact Havering Liberal Democrats at or write to us at:

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Personal Data That We Collect When You Use Our Website

In the normal course of operation of our website, your web browser will provide our website with the following personal data:

  • Your IP address, ie where our website has been accessed from
  • The type of device you are using to access the website, operating system, version and related settings
  • The type of web browser you are using, version and related settings
  • The language setting of your web browser and related settings

This data is used during normal website operation to determine where (which IP address) to send the requested web page back to.  Further data is augmented with the above information when it is stored in webserver log files:

  • Data and time of web page access
  • The web page, social media post, advert or other link that brought you to our website, also known as the “referrer”

Log files are stored to support locating and fixing problems within the website and to help identify fraudulent attacks to our site.

Attempts to directly access our servers, or to log in to our servers or website are logged by IP address and date/time in order to help prevent fraudulent attacks and record login successes and failures.  Failed login attempts may be logged and blocked in order to prevent further fraudulent attacks.

The personal data listed above along with the augmented data may be used to:

  • Identify web pages viewed within a session (ie a period of browsing), including initial (or landing) webpage viewed, exit (or final) web page viewed, and pages in order from landing to exit

Login Information

If you have an account and you log in to our website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Login to our website is restricted to authorised administrators only.

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 you had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How Long we Retain Your Data on Our Website

For users that are registered on our website, we store the personal information provided in your user profile. All authorised users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Website content created or edited by a user will be marked with their details as creator or editor and the date/time of that change.  This information is retained indefinitely or until the content has been deleted.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Cookies and Other Storage Technologies Policy

Our website uses technologies such as cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels and other data storage technologies (which we will refer to collectively as “cookies”) to store data in your web browser on your computer, phone or other device.  Cookies are stored by ourselves and our third party partners.

Cookies enable us to provide our visitors with the best browsing experience possible and to collect information on our visitors to help us understand our visitors better for analytics, personalisation and advertising purposes. By using our site whilst you have cookies turned on for our website, you authorise and consent for us and our partner third parties to collect and process this information.

Why do we use cookies

Session and persistent cookies are both used.  Session cookies expire when you finish your browsing session (typically when you close all web browser windows, but this may vary depending on web browser or device, please consult your web browser and device documentation).  Session cookies typically store transient information (eg login information).  Persistent cookies allow website access and behaviour over time to be linked together for processing purposes.

We use the following types of cookies and for the following reasons:

Cookie Type Purpose
Essential / Operational Required for use of our website, for example, login authentication cookies to ensure only logged in users can perform administrative tasks and to help prevent attacks to our website.  It is not possible to log in to our website without the use of these cookies.
Performance / Analytics Analyse visitor audience profile and behaviour when accessing our website to help us understand our website audience, provide better content, remove or alter badly performing content, help build content for offline communications.
Functional To provide you with functions and customisations from our website, for example, if choosing to log in, your name or email address may be auto-filled in contact forms, etc.
Targeting / Advertising Our social media and other online advertising will be tailored from information we collect and that our third party partners collect.  We build audience profiles with our third party partners to help improve our advertising campaigns.
Third Party Our third party partners may use your browsing information to inform their advertising, generate targeted advertising, collate your browsing information across websites and other purposes as described in their policies.

Information collected

Information collected through cookies and log files includes:

  • Data and time of website access
  • IP address where accessed from
  • Web pages viewed within a session (ie a period of browsing), including initial (or landing) webpage viewed, exit (or final) web page viewed, and pages in order from landing to exit
  • Time spent viewing each web page
  • The web page, social media post, advert or other link that brought you to our website
  • Your destination when leaving our website
  • Which links and buttons are clicked within a web page
  • An identifier to enable analysis of browsing activity across sessions
  • The type of device you are using to access the website, operating system and version
  • The type of web browser you are using and version
  • The language of your web browser

Our third party partners may collect additional information as described in their policies.

Further information on third party cookies

Information on our third party partners’ use of cookies is available direct from the following links (Havering Liberal Democrats is not responsible for content on third party sites):

Turning off or blocking cookies

Cookies can be turned off within your web browser or device used for browsing.  There may be settings to turn off cookies for particular websites or all websites, and cookies may be able to be deleted for particular websites or all websites.  Please consult your web browser’s or device’s documentation.

Information will be collected in log files even if your turn off cookies within your browser.  You can stop information being collected in log files by stopping your use of our website.

By using our site, you agree to the use of tracking technologies such as cookies and web beacons, including for the purposes of analytics, personalisation and advertising. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.