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Data Protection Policy

The Tolkien Society’s Data Protection Policy is currently being updated. You can download the old policy here, but you should bear in mind that it may change.

Cookies Policy

Like most websites, the Tolkien Society website uses cookies to help improve your user experience. We believe that you should be aware what cookies are and how we make use of them.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are simple text files which are sent from a website and stored on your computer by your web browser. They are used to remember the ways you interact with websites so as to present you with a more tailored user experience when you visit the website again.

How are cookies used on this website?

We use cookies in a number of basic ways:

  • When you sign-up to the Tolkien Society’s monthly newsletter, a cookie is stored so that whenever you next load a page with the sign-up widget on it, it will not prompt you to add your email address again.
  • When you click OK on the cookie notification message, a cookie is stored to remember your acceptance and to not display it again. (N.B. you can still access this page by clicking on the “Legal Notices” link in the footer and selecting “Privacy Policy”.)
  • When those with access to the Members’ Area login (and you select “Remember Me”), a cookie is stored to remember that you are logged in.
  • When you use the Join, Donate, or Renewal pages, a cookie is used to store a unique identifier so that as you go through the different stages the web server knows that it is you.

We also use Google Analytics to anonymously collect data on how visitors engage with the website. We use this information to compile reports which help us improve our website content. To opt-out of all Google Analytics tracking across all the websites you use, click here to install a browser add-on.

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