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Privacy and Cookie Policy for www.antarctica.ac.uk

Privacy Policy

BAS’s website logs the user’s IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server.

In the interests of preventing abuse and the sending of SPAM, we monitor the use of the “Email to a Friend” facility and may record email addresses entered into the form. Under no circumstances will any email addresses be sold or transferred to a third party.

We will not collect any information about you except that required for conducting business with you, or system administration of the Web server. The information collected will not be sold or rented; nor will it be shared with third parties except where we are required by the Government to audit website usage data using an independent auditor (ABCe), and the information will be held securely by them. More information about why we measure and audit website traffic and the auditing process is available on the Central Office for Information website.

This privacy policy only covers the British Antarctic Survey’s public corporate website (pages at the web address www.antarctica.ac.uk). Other links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy.

Cookie Policy

We use cookies to collect information about your activity on the website. Cookies do not contain any personal information and cannot be used to identify an individual user. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to any of the facilities on this website.

Our Use of Cookies

This site uses Google Analytics and Piwik, an open source web analytics software program, to gather statistical information. Opt-out of using Google Analytics.

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You can find out more about how we use cookies on our site.

Managing Your Cookies

You can manage cookies on our site from our Managing your cookies page.

Summary of terms

Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser at a location on the user’s hard disc. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. Cookies are often used to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
IP address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this:
Unwanted, unsolicited electronic mail - the internet version of junk mail.
Web Server
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.