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Privacy & Cookies Policy

Sharewatch Ltd is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Cookie Policy sets out how Sharewatch uses and protects any information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when you use our website www.sharewatch.com.

Please read the policy to understand our views and practices regarding cookie data and how we will treat it. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.
In order to provide full access to our website we sometimes need to collect information about you and how it will be used. This Cookie Policy provides details on the use of cookies on the website and how you can control and delete these cookies. This policy therefore applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our website;
  • Feedback information you provide to us through the website 

Visitors to our website
When someone visits our website at www.sharewatch.com we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any part of our website. 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 be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why

Cookie Name

Cookie Purpose


Session cookie sent to the web browser. Used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser

CMS Preferred Culture

Cookie used to determine website users browser language, expires 24 hours after the site is first accessed

Current Visit Status

Cookie used to determine website visitor status if logged into the CMS (unknown/first visit/more visits,) expires 24 hours after the site is first accessed.  Is a core part of the CMS System

View Mode

Cookie used to the page view mode required from the user, only used by an administrator if logged into the CMS system

Google Analytics

Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.


Features for sharing via Twitter, and viewing tweets by other people


Features for sharing videos via YouTube, and remembering what videos you've seen.

Use of cookies and how to control and delete cookies

Sharewatch will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Sharewatch website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.  The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.  Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website.
Third Party Cookies

We use Google Analytics to supply site analytics for our website usage to improve the way we present our website.  Google – www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.
When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube or Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites.  Sharewatch does not control the dissemination of these cookies.  You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these and urge you to review these as they will govern the use of information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites.
Facebook – www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Twitter - www.twitter.com/privacy
You Tube - www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Sharewatch Privacy Policy

1. Sharewatch is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you. This statement relates to our privacy and cookies policy in connection with this website. We strictly adhere to the data protection legislation in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 & 2003.
2. The purpose of this statement is to explain to you what personal information we collect and how we may use it. Sharewatch will only collect information which you provide, for example, by written application, by e-mailing us or by filling in an online form.
3. The personal information we hold is used for establishing and managing your account, and supplying you with information regarding opportunities that we believe may be of interest to you. As a result we may contact and send you marketing material from time to time. If you do not wish to receive this information, please send us an email or phone us. Contact details are on this website.
4. We may disclose your personal information to successors in title to our business and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf. However, we do not sell, rent or exchange your personal information with any third party for commercial reasons, beyond the essential requirement for validation when depositing or withdrawing funds, and credit agencies should you wish to open a credit account with Sharewatch.
5. However, where required by law, your personal information may also be disclosed to an applicable governmental, regulatory or enforcement authority. These authorities may then use your personal information to investigate and act on any breach of regulatory rules in accordance with their procedures.
6. We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information that you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access in accordance with data protection legislation.
7. We do not collect sensitive information about you except when you specifically knowingly provide it. In order to maintain the accuracy of our database, you can check or update your personal details by telephone.
8. We sometimes use a technology known as "cookies" as part of a normal business procedure to track patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. A cookie is an element of data that our website sends to your browser which is then stored on your system. Any information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you change your browser settings to switch off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. For more information please visit our Cookie Policy at www.sharewatch.com/cookiepolicy.php
9. In order to process card transactions, the bank or card-processing agency may require to verify your personal details for authorisation outside the EEA (European Economic Area). Therefore by browsing this web site and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of your personal information in this way. Save in the circumstances set out in paragraph 5 of this policy, your information will not be transferred outside the EAA for any other purpose.
10. Sharewatch reserves the right to amend this privacy Policy at any time. Users of this website should regularly check this Policy for any amendments.
11. If you have any questions about privacy please contact us via the form on our site.
12.You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. If you would like to make a request please write to us at the address supplied on our contact page. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee for this service.
13.Your use of this website indicates you have read and accepted our cookie and privacy policies.