General Data Protection Regulations
What is GDPR and how does it affect me?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU Regulation that is designed to significantly improve the protection of personal data and gives citizens more control over how and when their data is collected, processed and stored.
Public Forum Limited ( GatorJax) is regulated by the ICO (information commissioner’s office) UK.
Our registration number is: ZB046350
Public Forum Limited (Gator Jax) GDPR commitment
PFL Gatorjax is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of data subjects and safely and securely processing their data. The teams here have been working hard to implement necessary changes to our products, systems, processes and terms so that as of the 25th May 2018, we're handling your data in line with the new GDPR rules.
Accessing the data held about you
If you would like to know more about the data that PFL GatorJax holds about you - whether that's to view or update it, you can place a request with our Admin or Security team at any time.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (eg computer or mobile phone). These include small files known as cookies.
Can I opt out of cookies?
You can set your web browser (eg Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge etc) to reject all cookies; allow only 'trusted' sites to set them; or to accept cookies from websites only for the duration of your visit. Your browser's 'help' option will tell you how. However, please be aware that if you choose to delete or restrict cookies, some features of our website (or any website) may not work or your access may be denied.
The cookies we use
EU Cookie Compliance
Expires: when you close the browser
Purpose: This cookie is used to record the types of cookies a user is willing to accept on this website.
Expires: when you close the browser
Purpose: This cookie is used to record a user's language preference
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how people use the website. This allows us to make sure the website is meeting your needs, and help us understand what we could improve.
The cookies we use
These following of cookies are usualy cleared from your browser and harddrive once you leave our site or shut down your broswer or device. These cookies are harmless and used by all websites as part of the basic system functions.
Types of Cookies We Use
There are many different types and uses of cookies, but most can be classified in a number of different ways.
First Party Cookies ( We Use)
One of the key attributes of a cookie is its 'Host' - this is the domain name of the site that ultimately sets the cookie. Only the host domain can retrieve and read the contents of the cookie once it has been set.
If the host name is the same as the domain in the browser address bar when it is set or retrieved, then it is a First Party Cookie.
First party cookies are only set or retrieved by the website while you are visiting it, so they cannot normally be used to track activity or pass data from one site to another.
However the owner of that website can still collect data through their cookies and use that to change how the website appears to the user, or the information it displays.
Most desktop browsers allow you to see a list of the cookies that have been set – and they will normally be listed by the host domain value.
Third Party Cookies (We Use)
(also used only by 3rd party business members)
If the host domain for a cookie is different to the one in the browser bar when it was downloaded, then it is a third party cookie.
They are usually placed in a website via scripts or tags added into the web page. Sometimes these scripts will also bring additional functionality to the site, such as enabling content to be shared via social networks.
For example, if you visit a site that has a YouTube video in one of its pages. This has been included by the website owner, using a piece of code provided by YouTube. YouTube will then be able to set cookies through this code, and know that you have watched that video, or even just visited the page the video is in.
Online advertising is the most common use of third party cookies. By adding their tags to a page, which may or may not display adverts, advertisers can track a user (or their device) across many of the websites they visit.
This allows them to build up a 'behavioural profile' of the user, which can then be used to target them with online ads based around their 'calculated' interests.
Session Cookies (We Use)
Session Cookies are only stored temporarily in the browser's memory, and are destroyed when it is closed down, although they will survive navigating away from the website they came from.
If you have to login to a website every time you open your browser and visit it - then it is using a session cookie to store your login credentials.
Many websites use session cookies for essential site functions, and to make sure pages are sent to the browser as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Secure Cookies (We Use)
Secure cookies are only transmitted via HTTPS - which you will typically find in the checkout pages of online shopping sites.
This ensures that any data in the cookie will be encrypted as it passes between the website and the browser. As you might imagine – cookies that are used by e-commerce sites to remember credit card details, or manage the transaction process in some way, would normally be secure, but any other cookie might also be made secure.
HTTP Only Cookies (We Use)
This protects it from so-called cross-site-scripting (XSS) attacks, where a malicious script tries to send the content of a cookie to a third party website.