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About the site

This website has been prepared solely for the purpose of providing news and information about the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender community in the Bristol, Wiltshire & Somerset areas.

We have no connection with, nor organise Pride/Mardi Gras events in the South West area, and are therefore unable to answer any questions or enquiries about such events.

Accuracy of Information

The information contained within the website has been complied in good faith and was correct at time of publishing. However, no representation is made as the the completeness or accuracy of the information. In particular you should be aware that this information may be incomplete, may contain errors or may have become out of date. We reserve the right to add, modify or delete any information on this website at any time.

Copyright

All content within this website domain is copyright of ‘PrideWest’/’One2Web’ or the credited author. No part of this website may be used or reproduced in any form or by any means, nor stored in a database or retrieval system, without prior written consent of the author.

Sexual Orientation

Appearance or mention of any individual or company on this website does not infer sexual orientation or preference.

Terms of Use

By using this site you are agreeing to the uses of your personal information as described in this privacy policy and also to the other points noted above. If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us using the link at the foot of this page.

Privacy Policy

When you browse through the website, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit

  • The name of the domain you use to access the internet
  • The date & time of your visit
  • The pages you visited and the address of the website you were referred from

We use this information for statistical purposes only and to help us make our site more useful for visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

You signify your consent to us collecting and using this information by your use of this website. Should for any reason we change our policy, we will notify you of these changes on this page.

This site contains links to other websites. No responsibility for the privacy policies or the content of those sites should be assumed. Additional/specific terms & policies relate in particular to our forums and personals services and are displayed accordingly.

Cookie Policy

What is a cookie ?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Certain cookies contain personal information, for example if you click on a “remember me” button when login in a cookie will store your username. Most cookies will not collect information that personally identifies you. They will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of users using the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

What cookies do we use?

We use both Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies on this website.

We use a cookie to recognise your computer when you visit our website, in order to populate the login box and record whether you are logged in or not. We only do this if you have explicitly registered with us. We also use a cookie to tell us that you have agreed to this Cookies Policy, if you have chosen to do so.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, however 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.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. Note that doing this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

If you would like to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Does anyone else use cookies on our website?

  • Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies on our website. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to our website. We utilise the Google Analytics service to display advertising on our site, and details about this can be found further down this page.
  • We have no control over third party cookies.
  • These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or tracking cookies.
  • Third party cookies cannot be used to identify you personally; they can only be used for statistical analysis, for example to provide you with adverts that are more relevant to your interests.
  • If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices/.
  • If you would like to disable third party cookies you can do so by going to the relevant third party website and opting out there.
  • Please note that if you opt out of third party advertising cookies, you will still continue to receive advertising when using the website, however that advertising will not be tailored to you.

Separate Cookie Policies exist on our Partner sites such as PrideWest Dating and links to those can be found from within those sites. We are not responsible for the cookie policy and operation on such partner sites.

Google Analytics

We also use cookies to help us improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Display Advertising is utilised meaning we collect certain non-identifiable information about you including such as age, gender, and interests – this information is collected to help us understand the profile of our visitors in order to improve the site. We do not release this information to 3rd parties or advertising companies.

For this purpose we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Using the Ads Settings, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.

Cookies in use on this website

Cookies in use on this website

CookieTypeDurationDescription
DoubleClick(doubleclick.net) Used to track visitors Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us 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.
Flash CookiesFlash animation is used to display pictures around our site was found which could indicate the use of Flash Local Stored Objects
Google Analytics(pridewest.co.uk) (w.soundcloud.com) Used to track visitors Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us 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.
Google+(google.com) Used to track visitors Features for sharing via Google+
OAID(one2web.co.uk) a session identifier, that enables us to track your visit to the site and display advertisments
PHPSESSID(www.pridewest.co.uk) TBC
sc_anonymous_id(soundcloud.com) This is a session identifier cookie, used to track your visit to our website by soundcloud who provide audio playback services.
Twitter(twitter.com) Used to track visitors Features for sharing via Twitter, and viewing tweets by other people.
UID/UIDR(scorecardresearch.com) This cookie is a session identifier used to track your visit to our website