Privacy & Cookies

The Freedom Declared website collects different types of information about visitors and users which helps in providing an interactive web site. We use Google Analytics to track how the website is being used (number of pages viewed and basic demographical information such as country and type of web browser). If you sign up to the mailing list, the information is stored securely using MailChimp. We will not share your information with others without your consent.

Confidentiality and Security

It is impossible to guarantee that all data transmissions over the Internet are 100% secure. As a consequence, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. We do take security very seriously and have taken steps to increase the security of the website. This includes an SSL certificate across the whole site- meaning that all traffic between you and your server is encrypted.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files which are down­loaded to your com­puter, tab­let or mobile phone when you visit a web­site or applic­a­tion. The web­site or applic­a­tion may retrieve these cook­ies from your web browser (eg Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) each time you visit, so they can recog­nise you, remem­ber your pref­er­ences and provide you with a more secure online experience.

Generally, cook­ies are very use­ful and are a com­mon method used by almost every web­site you visit because they help to make your online exper­i­ence as smooth as pos­sible. For secur­ity reas­ons, many web­sites will not func­tion at all without the use of cook­ies (or other sim­ilar tech­no­lo­gies, such as “web beacons” or “tags”).

Cookies gen­er­ally do not hold any inform­a­tion to identify an indi­vidual per­son, but are instead used to identify a browser on an indi­vidual machine.

If you prefer, you can restrict, block or delete cook­ies by chan­ging your browser set­tings but that may mean that the web­site won’t work properly

For more inform­a­tion about cook­ies and their impact on you and your brows­ing visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Types of Cookies

Necessary cook­ies

These cook­ies are essen­tial in help­ing you to make use of the fea­tures and ser­vices we offer on this web­site. Without these cook­ies, the ser­vices you want to use can­not be provided. These cook­ies do not gather inform­a­tion about you that could be used to identify you, and they do not mon­itor or remem­ber where you have been on the internet.

Functional cook­ies

These cook­ies allow us to provide you with a bet­ter online exper­i­ence when you use our web­site. They do not gather or store any inform­a­tion which would allow us to identify you personally.

Performance cook­ies

Performance cook­ies help us to under­stand how our cus­tom­ers use our site, so we can keep our products and ser­vices rel­ev­ant, easy to use and up to date. For example, we can see which products and ser­vices are most pop­u­lar, identify when and where errors occur, and test dif­fer­ent ver­sions of a page in order to provide an improved online experience.

Sometimes, the ser­vices we use to col­lect this inform­a­tion may be oper­ated by other com­pan­ies on our behalf. They may use sim­ilar tech­no­lo­gies to cook­ies, known as “web beacons” or “tags”. These are anonym­ous and, as they are only used for stat­ist­ical pur­poses, they do not con­tain or col­lect any inform­a­tion that iden­ti­fies you.

Managing Cookies

Most inter­net browsers allow you to erase cook­ies from your com­puter hard drive, block all cook­ies (or just third-party cook­ies) or warn you before a cookie is stored on your device.

Please note, if you choose to block all cook­ies, our site will not func­tion as inten­ded and you will not be able to use or access many of the ser­vices we provide. If you have blocked all cook­ies and wish to make full use of the fea­tures and ser­vices we offer, you will need to enable your cook­ies. You can do this in your browser (see below).

Rather than block­ing all cook­ies, you can choose to only block third-party cook­ies which will still allow our web­site to func­tion as intended.

How to man­age cook­ies on your PC

To enable cook­ies on our web­site, fol­low the steps below.

Google Chrome
  • Click “Tools” at the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  • Click “Show advanced set­tings”, scroll down to the sec­tion “Privacy” and click “Content Settings.”
  • Select “Allow local data to be set”. To only accept first-party cook­ies, check the box next to “Block all third-party cook­ies without exception”
Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Click “Tools” at the top of your browser and select “Internet Options”, then click the “Privacy” tab.
  • Check that the level of your pri­vacy is set to Medium or lower, which will allow the use of cook­ies in your browser.
  • If set above medium level it will pre­vent the use of cookies.
Mozilla Firefox
  • Click “Tools” at the top of your browser and select “Options”.
  • Then select the “Privacy” icon.
  • Click the “Cookies” and select “Allow pages to cre­ate a cookie.”
Safari
  • Click the gear icon at the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  • Click the “Privacy” tab, then select the option “Disable the use of cook­ies by third parties and advert­ising cookies.”
  • Click “Save”.

How to man­age cook­ies on your Mac

To enable cook­ies on our web­site, fol­low the steps below.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
  • Click on “Explorer” at the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  • Scroll down to the “Cookies” sec­tion in the “Received Files”.
  • Select “Do not ask.”
Safari on OSX
  • Click “Safari” on the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  • Click the “Privacy” and then “Enable cookies.”
  • Select “only the pages you have visited.”
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
  • Click “Mozilla” or “Netscape” at the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  • Scroll down to the “Cookies” under “Privacy & Security”.
  • Select “Allow cook­ies only to the ori­ginal site.”
Opera
  • Click “Menu” on the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  • Then select “Options” tab and the “Advanced”.
  • Select “Enable cookies.”

 



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