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We automatically track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on our site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour. This helps us to better understand and serve our users.
We use web analytics tools to analyse site usage, including how our users arrive at our site, what they do on the site and what browser and operating system they use. This analytics data is not tied to personally identifiable information.
We use a number of different cookies on our site. You can find out more about what cookies are and how to control and delete them at www.aboutcookies.org.
Google Analytics – We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. All user data is anonymous.
Email tracking – We include tracking on some of our emails so that we can tell how much traffic they send to our site and analyse open and click rates. Sometimes we track and use individual users’ responses to our emails, for instance in order to re-email those who did not click a message on first receiving it. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked, you should opt-out of Strand Palace’s emails.
Surveys & Contests – From time to time our site may request information from users via surveys, contests or for a particular service (e.g. newsletter). Participation in these surveys or contests is voluntary. Information requested will include contact information (as supplied to the site during registration) and supplementary information on your interests, opinions and preferences. We will use the contact information to notify winners. We will not publish winners’ details on the site though on request we will provide details of any winner’s name and organisation in promotional activity. If the survey or contest has a sponsor then we may share information given by entrants with the sponsor, but only with the user’s consent.