Privacy & Cookies
We will protect your privacy and respect the confidentiality of information you provide when you visit our website at https://www.howmanybeans.com. At the same time, we want to try to ensure that you obtain full value from our website and from the information and services you may want to receive from it.
The information we collect
It is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. However, How Many Beans may automatically collect certain information about you when you use our website, including using ‘cookies’ (see below), such as the IP address of your computer and the dates and times of your visits.
In some areas of our website How Many Beans may ask you for personal data, such as your name, address and email details, to enable us to make your site visit a more rewarding experience for you and/or to contact you after your visit. Examples of this might be where you complete an online contact form, download a file, ask for information about a job vacancy, or subscribe to an e-bulletin.
In order to provide richer, more personalised services, it may be necessary for us to collect and process additional personal data. We’ll state clearly if this is the case giving clear opt-out options should you change your mind at any later date, in line with GDPR requirements and best practice .
How we may use this information
Personal data which we collect about you via our website is held on and processed by computers situated at How Many Beans and The University of Nottingham. How Many Beans will retain this data for a reasonable period or for as long as the law requires.
We may use personal data collected from you via our website to manage and monitor use of our website. Otherwise, we will only use this personal data for the purposes for which it was collected, unless you have given us permission to use it for other stated purposes. For example, if you supply us with your name and address so we can send you further information in the future.
There may be circumstances in which How Many Beans will ask you to agree to us disclosing your personal data to certain third parties, or transferring it outside the United Kingdom. However, we will not do this without your permission. In all circumstances, we will do our best to ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place to protect your privacy.
If at any time you want to withdraw any permission you have given us to provide you with services, or to use your personal data in any other way, please inform us by email. To unsubscribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org
When you visit our website How Many Beans may send ’cookies’ to the browser on your computer, even if you do not provide us with any personal data. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies are useful as they enable us to recognise you (by a unique number allocated to you) when you return to our website and so to personalise your return by, for example, customising web pages based on which areas of the website were previously of interest to you. If you have previously provided us with personal data, then cookies may enable us automatically to fill in your name and other information when, for example, you complete an online form.
Cookies also enable us to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics which help us to understand how our website is used and how we may improve it. It is not possible for cookies to read personal information on your computer and/or to find out any personal information about you.
A list of the different cookies that are used on this website are set out below. We have categorised these to help you understand the type of function the cookies are performing.
Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, some of the services you have asked for could not be provided.
Stores technical information only. This is essential to the operation of the site.
This cookie is deleted automatically at the end of your browsing session
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor and all information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies improve how a website works.
Used by Google Analytics to track user count of visits to a site, when a first visit was, and a last visit.
This cookie is deleted after two years
Used by Google Analytics to track exactly when a user visits a site.
This cookie is deleted after 30 minutes
Used by Google Analytics to track exactly when a user leaves a site.
This cookie is deleted when you close your browser
Used by Google Analytics to track how a user got to this site (where from), what link was used, what part of the world
This cookie is deleted after six months
We use analytic information to help us make our website more focused and better for our website visitors. You may, however, opt out of Google Analytics tracking if you prefer.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (eg. language setting, text size) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They can help provide services such as local weather reports by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information collected may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
We do not currently use any Functionality Cookies on the website.
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help to measure the effectiveness of a campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and share this information with other organisations such as advertisers.
We do not use Targeting Cookies on the website. If you use Google services, and are logged into your Google account while browsing our site, it is possible that Google may track your activity alongside our use of the Google Analytics service for targeting purposes: please check Google’s privacy statements
Subject Access Requests
Under the GDPR you are entitled to be told if the How Many Beans holds any personal data about you. If we do hold any personal data about you, you are entitled to be given a description of the data, to be told for what purposes the data are processed, and the people (or classes of people) to whom the data may have been disclosed. A request for a copy of information held about you is called a “Subject Access Request”. To make a subject access request, please contact our Data Protection Officer. Please note that we are entitled to, and do, charge a fee of £10 for providing this information.
Our website and our computer systems have security measures in place with the aim of protecting the loss, misuse or alteration of personal data held by us. All data breaches will be reported in line with GDPR protocols
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