Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Implied Consent

The Sparrows Group website operates an "implied" consent policy with regards to cookies – by continuing to use this website, you acknowledge you fully understand the information presented below and agree to its terms. If you disagree with the use of the cookies, please switch them off using your internet browser or refrain from using our website.

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Sparrows Group collects personal information. This applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our websites
  • Complainants and other individuals in relation to a data protection or freedom of information complaint or enquiry

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone and we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will highlight this in advance. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by the Sparrows Group

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as provide information to the owners of the website.

The table below explains what cookies we use and why but may not be the complete list of all cookies used on this website:

CookieNamePurposeMore Information
ShareThis _unam The ‘__unam’ cookie is part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. You can read the ShareThis privacy policy here. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Session Cookie   Joomla session cookie which is used to improve your browsing experience on this website.  
Google Analytics _ga
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited.  

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, how to manage them and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover any websites we link to from this website. For more information about cookies on other websites, please read their respective privacy statements.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 25 January 2016.

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