Privacy Policy2021-10-13T13:36:32+01:00

At FosteringMatters We Take Privacy Extremely Seriously

Privacy Notice & Cookies Policy

At FosteringMatters, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site and subscribers to our newsletter. Here you’ll find information on how we treat data that we collect from visitors to our website, or when someone subscribes to our newsletter.

Visitors to our Website

When someone visits  we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to 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. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.

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 will explain what we intend to do with it.

Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement.

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Joyce Masson.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 6th June 2018.

Cookies Policy

We use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Website, or which may be used by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don’t want to have them on your device.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

How long are cookies stored for?

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

You can find more information about cookies at and

Cookies used on the Website

In order for us to place a cookie on your device you must first opt-in, once you have opted-in we will place the following cookies on your device. In the event you choose not to opt-in we will place only one cookie on your device in order to ensure no other cookies are placed on your device. A list of all the cookies and their purpose used on are listed here:

Name: _ga
Expiration: 2 Years
Purpose: Used to distinguish users

Name: _gid
Expiration: 24 Hours
Purpose: Used to distinguish users

Name: cookieconsent_status
Expiration: 24 Hours
Purpose: To see if you Opted-in or Opted-out of Google Analytics Tracking

Relevant Legislation

  • GDPR

  • DPA 2018

  • ICO

  • Fostering Services Regulations

  • Children’s Act 2002

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