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You can control cookies through your browser settings. Find out more about cookies and how to manage them on the Directgov.
During your visit you may notice some cookies that are not related to the Connected Histories domain name. This happens when you visit a page with embedded content from a third party (for example live Twitter widgets, Vimeo or YouTube videos) or that uses buttons to allow sharing and linking to social networking sites (e.g. Google+ links). These 3rd party websites might place cookies on your computer when you visit this site. If you are worried about this we encourage you to check the third party websites' privacy policies for more information about their cookies. We have endeavoured to provide links to these policies where possible.
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. Subject to the terms of the Act, we shall not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so.
We collect three kinds of information from visitors to this site: registration information, feedback (through messages sent to the site) and site usage information, from cookies and log files.
You can contact us by completing our feedback form (please ensure that your feedback refers to Connected Histories, not to the resources to which it links).
Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. We analyse log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information and they are not used to identify any individual patterns of use of the site.
You can change your registration information at any time. To do this, you should sign in and then click 'Update your personal details'.