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Cookie and Privacy Policy

This cookie and privacy policy sets out how this website will handle the data which identifies users of its website ("user", "you", "your"). This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions, of which this Privacy Policy forms part.


Information collection and use

You do not have to give us any personal information in order to use most of the website. However, in order to use certain functions on the website, you must register and provide information about yourself. This information enables us to provide you with information in which you have expressed an interest. We may use your information to contact you either to fulfil a specific request or to verify any information supplied by you.


We use small files known as “cookies” to enhance your experience of our websites as follows: cookies are small text files that are set on your computer if you use specific facilities on our websites to help us recognise you or your preferences every time you visit our websites. Through being able to recognise you we are able to provide you with information that's tailored to your preferences.

Most web browsers accept cookies by default but you can change your browser settings to choose not to receive them. You can learn about cookies, how to view what cookies have been set on your computer and how you can manage them at

You may also delete existing cookies such as the ones used by our websites. If you set your browser to reject cookies, you may still use our websites, however certain features may not function correctly, an example being the Login facility.

How we use cookies

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We use Google Analytics to help identify popular areas of a website, trends, where we might need to improve speed or performance in some way and where our visitors have come from and how they found us. These cookies have varied lifetimes, some might be set to exist for over a year. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form i.e we cannot tie a particular visitor journey to a name or email. You can understand more about these cookies via Google's own site











To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Sharing information

We will not sell, share or rent your information to a third party other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may share your information with our project partners, but only for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

If all of the assets which Canal & River Trust uses to operate its business (or substantially all of them) are acquired by a third party, or are transferred by statute, we may transfer your information to that party.

Finally, we reserve the right to disclose any personal information to a third party where there is a legal duty or requirement to do so.

Third party websites

The website may refer to or contain links to other websites. Please note that each company, organisation or public body operates its own policy regarding the use of personal information and cookies. If you have a particular interest in, or concern regarding the way this will be used then you are advised to read the policy on the relevant website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and this Privacy Policy applies solely to the personal information collected on this website.


We take every precaution to protect your information. When users submit personal information, this information is protected both on-line and off-line. However, it remains your responsibility to protect any passwords and protect against unauthorised access.

Amending / updating personal data

If a user's personal information is incorrect or requires updating, we will amend or delete that information as necessary, upon request. In order to make such a request, you can contact us either by writing to Chris Barnett at Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB or by emailing:  Users can also amend their own information whilst logged into this site.

Place of processing

All personal information is held on and processed by computers situated in the European Economic Area.

Changes to this policy

We keep this Privacy Policy under regular review and any changes shall be posted on this page.  This policy was last updated on 7th April 2014.