1. Information We Collect
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
We use a small number of cookies on our site but they do not collect any personal information about you. We have detailed below the cookies set and what these do. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete City South cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.).
One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate (called ‘PHPSESSID’). You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site may then not work. More information on session cookies and what they are used for at:
We use this cookie to track what size of font the user has selected to view the site in.
Cookies for Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site that we use to improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
On many of the pages of the site you will see the ‘share this page’ link. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google +1. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of City South.
You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing on the internet, including on the City South site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites may be registering that action and may use that information.
In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting City South, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
2. Your privacy
City South is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not disclose any information that you give us about yourself unless it is with your permission, nor will we pass on your personal details for commercial purposes. We will treat any information which can be used to identify you, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you complete any of our online forms the information you supply will be sent to City South Manchester Housing Trust. We will use your information only in pursuit of your query or to process your request for information or services.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
3. Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We have no control over, and cannot be responsible for, the privacy policies on other sites and we advise you to read privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
4. Your details
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us at City South Manchester Housing Trust, Turing House, Archway 5, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RL.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.