Privacy & Cookies Policy

The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information the Wye & Usk Foundation (WUF) collect about you from any of our websites.

  1. Introduction
  2. Visitor information
  3. What is a cookie?
  4. Submitting personal information
  5. Access to your personal information
  6. Users aged 16 and under
  7. How to find and control your cookies
  8. How do you know which sites use cookies?
  9. How to see your cookie code

1. Introduction

This policy covers WUF’s use of personal information collected when you use any of our sites. The policy also gives you information about cookies, WUF and third parties' use of cookies and how you may reject such cookies.

From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our websites. Such services include e- newsletters, competitions and the Fishing Passport, all of which are run by WUF.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable WUF and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information WUF will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

2. Visitor information

During the course of any visit to or the pages you see, along with a short text file called a 'cookie', are downloaded to your computer. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

Information supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better online user experience and assist us to analyse the profile of our visitors.

The hosting company gathers non-personal information regarding the visitors to our website on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. WUF uses this type of information, as with that obtained from other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the services to its users. If you wish to reject the hosting company's cookie, you can use the process set out below in point 7.

Please note that this is not personal information, only general summaries of the activities of visitors to or

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

Cookies record information about your online preferences. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the or features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse to or anonymously until such time as you wish to register for our services. For further information on cookies please visit

4. Use and storage of your personal information

When you supply any personal information to to or we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use those data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular web pages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.

In general, any information you provide will only be used within to or and by its agents and service providers. Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to or or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on or, WUF can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school email/internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met. For safety reasons, however, WUF may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of or services for a period of six months. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other services, that information will be held as long as is necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you are notified on a WUF site that your information may be used to allow WUF to contact you for "service administration purposes", this means that WUF may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes, such as notifying you of improvements to the service or new services on or unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.

5. Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information WUF holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We may charge for information requests.) Please address requests to the Data Protection Officer, the Wye & Usk Foundation, Unit 4 Talgarth Business Park, Trefecca Road, Talgarth, Brecon LD3 0PQ or by email to:

6. Users aged 16 and under

If you are aged 16 or under, please obtain your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the WUF’s websites. Users without this consent are not permitted to provide us with personal information.

7. How to find and control your cookies



Internet Explorer


Just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.