Cookie Policy

Log files are maintained and analysed for all requests for files on this web site’s web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do monitor the user’s IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.

Aggregated analysis of these log files is used to monitor web site usage. These analyses may be made to available to Alpha Rural Services Ltd staff to allow them to measure, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this web site. This generates statistical and other information about web site use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated, relating to our web site, is used to create reports about the use of the web site. Google will store this information (Google’s privacy policy).

You do not have to accept cookies and you can change the settings within your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, reject cookies from certain websites, notify you if a site is requesting to set a cookie, and set various other options.  You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer, although this may have a negative effect on the use of web sites. Please see your browsers settings to do so.

Alpha Rural Services Ltd will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of all users, Alpha Rural Services Ltd reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of Alpha Rural Services Ltd’s web services. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages may create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of Alpha Rural Services Ltd.

As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for Alpha Rural Services Ltd to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access.

All log file information collected by Alpha Rural Services Ltd is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.