Privacy and Cookies

This privacy policy sets out how Fostercarers Allowances uses and protects any information that you give Fostercarers Allowances when you use this website.
Fostercarers Allowances is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Fostercarers Allowances may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from March 2016.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Anonymous statistics relating to your use of the website
  • Email content, attachments and your name and email address

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.

  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new events, special educational activities or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.


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.
Please note we cannot guarantee the security of email information, while the data is in transit.

Our use of cookies

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

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Name/Cookie set by

Type/ Expires


More Info

wfvt_3392320934 56e168104954d Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session. Site security cookie to help protect the site and our visitors.
_gat Persistent Cookie+ 1 day Tracking cookie for google analytics
_ga Persistent Cookie+ 2 years To distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. Used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
DYNSRV Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session. Is used to load balance our servers.
wordfence_verifiedHuman 24 hours Site security Site security cookie to help protect the site and our visitors.

How to control cookies

You can easily manage these small files yourself if you know how. You can find guidance on managing cookies on the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.