Harvest for the Hungry

The home of Harvest for the Hungry in Essex
Help Line 0845 050 9412
Our Privacy Policy and Use of Cookies

Personal Data

Personal data as used by this website is defined as that information which can be used to identify you personally as an individual. This would include items such as your name, address and other contact details collected when you send a message to us using the contact form or register your organisations intent to take part in Harvest for the Hungry.

We are just as concerned about privacy and the use, and potential misuse, of this kind of information as you are. We make a point of only using this information to contact you about Harvest for the Hungry, to keep you informed about the current operation of our Harvest project, and to inform you of future events in which you may be interested, to give you the opportunity to register for or express an interest in these future events.

We promise never to sell or give away to a third party or otherwise cause to be used in a way which would be inappropriate, any personal information we collect from you, without first informing you of our intention and giving you the opportunity to opt out.

Removing your details from our database.

If at any time, for any reason, you wish to have your details removed from our records you may do so by sending a request specifying that you wish to have your details removed. Please send this request using the contact form on our website, giving enough detail to identify you e.g. by the name or email address you originally used to register your details. This removal will be performed manually, so you should allow a few days for this to be completed. When it has been done you will be informed by email that your details have been removed.

Cookies, and their use on this website.

Cookies are small text files that are used to store information and preferences about your use of the websites you visit on your computer. It is now a legal requirement that organisations that have websites that serve Europe declare what cookies are used and give visitors the option to opt out of receiving non-essential first party cookies. We have tried to keep our use of cookies to the minimum needed to achieve the desired functionality on our website. These are known and defined as 'essential cookies'. Where third party software or services are used to enhance this functionality, wherever possible when arranging these services we specify that the third party should use the highest privacy settings and minimal use of cookies too.

Essential cookies are used on our website to remember actions which you have performed during your visit, record your preferences, e.g. when viewing video clips what resolution you prefer to use, and to perform analysis of our visitors activities, e.g. what pages you have viewed, files you have downloaded and to ascertain whether or not you have visited our website before. This information could be used to identify what IP address the computer you have used to visit our site was using at the time of your visit, but will not record any other personally identifiable information.

The following list gives detailed information about the cookies used and may be updated from time to time when changes are made to the website.

Cookies used on this website
Name of Cookie Area of site Purpose Type Expiry
PHPSESSID Forms and Admin area Session data storage, e.g. remembering what you have written in our forms when the submit button is clicked. If you have to log-in to view a page in our Admin area it will record your username and whether log-in was succesful. First Party Session (expires when browser is closed)
sessionid Media Gallery Session data storage. First Party Session
4images_lastvisit Media Gallery Remembers if you have used the gallery before. First Party 1 Year
4images_userid Media Gallery Remembers user and whether user has admin rights. First Party 1 Year
civicShowCookieIcon All pages Remembers the Cookie Control icon visibility setting. First Party 3 Months
civicAllowCookies All pages Used to remember whether cookies are allowed. First Party 3 Months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube hosted video clips. YouTube interface style settings. Third Party 20 Days
PREF YouTube hosted video clips. Remembers your video playback preferences. Third Party 20 Days
session_start_time Everyclick searches Remembers the current search terms. Third Party Session
searcharea Everyclick searches Where to search (default is web). Third Party End of century

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that originate directly from the site you are currently visiting. The site will have direct control and the consequent responsibility over these cookies and the way they are used.

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies that originate from services that are provided to the website you are currently visiting by other websites run by unrelated organisations. More information about third party cookies may be obtained from the site from which they originate. The following text by way of example, is from YouTube, and explains their use of cookies. Some of our video clips are hosted on YouTube. We embed these video clips within our pages using the privacy-enhanced mode described below.

"Like most web properties, YouTube uses what are known as cookies to collect information. Cookies can be used to store data about the user's computer or the user watching a video. YouTube uses cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics, prevent fraud and to improve the site experience, among other things. We use cookies on both youtube.com and on videos embedded from youtube.com.

We've been working to give our users more options and control over these cookies. One such option is the privacy-enhanced mode for our embed player. This mode restricts YouTube's ability to set cookies for a user who views a web page that contains a privacy-enhanced YouTube embed video player, but does not click the video to begin playback. YouTube may still set cookies on the user's computer once the visitor clicks the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode."