This policy was last updated on: 23rd May 2012.

What information will we collect about you?

We will collect information about you if you place an order with us for a product, service or event; sign up to one of our opt-in newsletters; or use the briefing request / contact forms.

We will also collect personal information about website usage through cookies (see section on ‘Cookies’ below) and server logs, which track the IP addresses of users visiting our site and the pages they visit.

How we will use the information

Where personal information is collected on Bloor’s website, for instance through a web form or an online payment system, users will be informed as to what information is being captured, why and who (if anyone) it will be shared with.

Bloor will not sell, license or trade your personal information without your consent. We will not share your personal information with others unless they are acting under our instructions or we are required to do so by law.

Information collected via Bloor’s server logs includes users’ IP addresses and the web pages visited; this will be used to manage the web system and troubleshoot problems.


We send a monthly newsletter to those that have opted-in, to website members, and also to people who have had business contact with us. This is intended as a B2B service, keeping people informed of company news, products and services. Everyone is given the opportunity to unsubscribe via the website or newsletter.

Our newsletter services are hosted by and


We conduct regular surveys to aid our research and better our customer service. You can easily remove yourself from this service by clicking on the unsubscribe links or by contacting us directly.

The majority of our surveys are hosted by


When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things like the number of visitors to the various parts of the website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.

The tool we use to analyse visitor patterns uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer to collect information. You can decide if you want to accept or reject cookies by changing the settings on your browser.

We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our web site, we will make it clear when we collect it and will explain what we intend to do with it.

These are all the cookies set on our website. Not all cookies are set by default, it depends how you interact with our site.

Cookie Category Duration Description
PHPSESSID Strictly necessary Until you close your browser To maintain information about each visit to the website and enable core site functionality. This cookie does not contain any personal information and only lasts for the duration of your visit.
catAccCookies Functionality 90 days Saves a “1” to let us know that you’ve seen and accepted our cookie banner.
wordpress_test_cookie Strictly necessary Until you close your browser A test performed to see if cookies are enabled on your browser.
wordpress_* Functionality 12 months Used to maintain any user’s identity if they log into the site.
wordpress_logged_in_* Functionality 12 months Used to maintain any user’s identity if they log into the site.
comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url Functionality 2 weeks Cookies beginning with “comment_author_…” are only stored if you make a comment on the site. They store your name, email and website so you don’t need to re-input each time you make a comment on the site.
_ga Analytical 2 years We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. We have opted to anonymise any IP information and not to share our analytics data with anyone.Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on the site
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

For further information on Google Analytics cookies, please visit Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites or view the Google Privacy Policy .

_gat Analytical 10 minutes Google Analytics cookie – see above (used to throttle request rate)
_gid Analytical 24 hours Google Analytics cookie – see above (used to distinguish users)

How we will protect information about you

We do our utmost to protect your privacy. The Data Protection Act 1998 obliges us to follow security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us in order to avoid unauthorised loss or access. As such we have implemented industry-standard security systems and procedures to protect information from unauthorised disclosure, misuse or destruction.

How you can access your information

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of particular personal information we hold about you then please contact us. We may make a small charge for this service (maximum of £10).