This privacy policy sets out how Step Change uses and protects any information that you give Step Change when you use this website.

Step Change is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Step Change may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 14/09/2012.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

We use the following cookies on our website:

General

Cookie Name Cookie Description
wp_set_auth_cookie This function sets the cookie on the blog
wp_clear_auth_cookie This function will delete the cookie from the client browser. This happens when the user clicks on the Logout link in the Administration interface.
auth_redirect This function also utilizes the cookies. Checks whether the cookie is present on the client browser. If it is not, the user is sent to the wp-login.php login screen. After logging in, the user is sent back to the page he or she attempted to access.
comment_author This function also utilizes the cookies. When a visitor posts a comment, a visitor won’t need to re-type all their name again when they want to leave another comment.
comment_author_email This function also utilizes the cookies. When a visitor posts a comment, a visitor won’t need to re-type all their email address again when they want to leave another comment.
comment_author_url This function also utilizes the cookies. When a visitor posts a comment, a visitor won’t need to re-type all their url again when they want to leave another comment.
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