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Our cookies policy
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Cookies – a quick summary

The DWSN site uses 3rd party analytics cookies throughout the site. Analytics cookies are optional and we provide you with the choice to either consent to or opt out of the use of them when you visit our site. For more information on cookie use please see section 2.0 below.


1.0 Personal information

1.1 Any personal data collected via the “contact us” forms on this site are sent to DWSN and are used only for the purpose of dealing with your specific queries and feedback.

1.2 Personal information collected on the website feedback form is sent to DWSN and is used for the purpose of dealing with your query or analysing site feedback to inform improvements to the site.

1.3 This site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving onto another site. The Drainage and Water Searches Network (DWSN) encourages you to read the privacy policies of these linked sites, as they may differ from the DWSN policy.

2.0 Use of cookies

2.1 This website uses analytics cookies to store information on a specific computer or device. A cookie is a text-only string of information which a website downloads to your computer or device and typically contains the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie and a value (usually a randomly-generated number).

2.2 Why do we use cookies?

Cookies allow us to recognise users and facilitate faster and easier interaction between you and the website. This site uses cookies that are set by our analytics system as outlined below.

2.3 Types of cookie on this site

2.3.1 Analytics cookies: These are third-party cookies, which are set by Google Analytics on our site. They enable us to analyse how you use this site so we can improve its content and the promotion of the site. Although we consider this an important part of our service to you, we give you the chance to consent to receiving these cookies when you visit our site.

2.3.2 Session cookies and persistent cookies: Analytics cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies (see table below). Session cookies are not stored long-term and are not considered to be intrusive. Persistent cookies store a text file on your computer or device until, either it expires, or you delete any cookie files.

2.4 Cookies and your privacy

Analytics cookies are used to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. This means that no personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on this site. The information (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google and used to compile aggregated statistical reports on website activity for this website only. Although your IP address is included in the information, this is used only to determine geographic location of visits. It is not linked to the identity of a computer or device.

2.5 Summary of cookies used on this website

_utma 3rd party persistent cookie – immediate expiry Analytics These cookies are used
to collect standard Internet
log and website visitor
information in an anonymous
form. This information
is used to improve
the site and its
_utmb 3rd party persistent cookie –
30 minute expiry
_utmc 3rd party session cookie
_ubmz 3rd party persistent cookie –
6 months expiry
_qca 3rd party cookie session cookie
dwsn-cookies Persistent – 60 days Records the fact that you as a user have agreed to accept cookies from this site.

2.6 Managing cookies

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies. For more information about controlling cookies in individual browsers, see “How to control cookies”.
For more information about deleting cookies in individual browsers, see “How to delete cookies”.

2.7 Contact information

If you have any queries about this privacy policy, please contact us.


Registered company address:

Registered number 08971110. Registered address: Alpha House, Greek Street, Stockport SK3 8AB