C6owners Privacy and Cookie Policy

This policy applies to web pages hosted by C6owners.org (or any other Related Domain Name 'Parked' and pointed at that site) which are targeted specifically by it at users in the United Kingdom. When we talk about C6owners or we in this policy we are talking about the web sites run and operated by C6owners. Other countries have different laws that apply to the collection and use of personal information. C6owners adhere to the rules and regulations for UK Data Protection.

For full details of your Data Protection and Privacy Rights take a look at The Information Commissioner Website

C6owners has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of its visitors. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site:

If you have questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Statement, please contact

32 Townlea Close

Email: info at C6owners

Information Collected

Information collected by C6owners on behalf of our Specialist Owners Insurance Scheme Broker is the sole property of, and is shared only with, this advertiser. Any 'approved' advertiser individually controls what is done with the information collected. We only use this information to audit accuracy.

We will not share any anonymous information about your use of our site with third parties, other than the service providers you link to electronically or the advertisers you personally select to visit from this site.

Using any third party insurance search engines that are linked to from this site may involve you disclosing personally identifiable information and these third party companies all abide by the same UK Data Protection rules and have their own privacy policies which you should also read. Please Read the: EU Data Protection Guide

Information may also be processed for the purpose of complying with applicable laws, including, without any limitations, anti money laundering and fighting crime and terrorism. This may require the disclosure of information to a UK or other Government or regulatory authority or any other person we reasonably think necessary for these purposes.

Please Note: No web site owned or run by C6owners collects or stores members' personal or credit card or financial information, and we never sell, or rent our member list to any 3rd party. Any information collected like IP Address is purely for statistical purposes and site security in association with abuse prevention.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will endeavour to treat your personal information.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location), browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation

  • information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services

  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us

  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters

We do not sell or pass on your information to any other third party without your consent. We have no interest in how or what web sites you browse other than to try and improve the experience you have whilst visiting this site or our other related sites.

The personal information we do have about you is only to enable us to administer the web site and enable specific services for you on this web site,

We will only disclose information about you when required to do so by English law or an English law court.

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, inadvertent disclosure, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Where we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable.

Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work and to function more effectively. For example, they may be required to keep you logged in to a service, or to remember your user preferences or shopping cart contents. A cookie will typically contain a record of the web site which issued it, its own name, and a value which is often a randomly generated unique number.

A cookie will have a lifetime, which tells your browser when to delete it. Cookies can be set by the website domain itself, or by another domain, for example by Google Maps.

Cookie Types

Session cookie
A session cookie lasts only for the duration of the user’s website visit. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.

Persistent cookie
A persistent cookie will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its maximum age set to 1 year, then, within the year, the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to the server every time the user visited the server. This could be used to record a piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website. For this reason persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.

Secure cookie
A secure cookie is only used when a browser is visiting a server via HTTPS, ensuring that the cookie is always encrypted when transmitting from client to server.

First-party cookie
First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) in the browser's address bar.

Third-party cookie
Third-party cookies are cookies set with different domains from the one shown on the address bar (i.e. the web pages on that domain may feature content from a third-party domain - e.g. Google Maps or YouTube). Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.

The Law

The principal law which governs how websites use cookies and similar technologies when storing information on a user’s equipment, such as their computer or mobile device, is the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations. The regulations were amended on 26 May 2011.

Regulation 6 covers the use of electronic communications networks to store information (e.g. cookies) or to gain access to information stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user. The change in the law was prompted by concerns about online tracking of individuals and is intended to protect the privacy of users by requiring their knowledge and agreement to the use of cookies, even where the information collected is not directly personally identifiable.

C6owners Cookie Policy is currently under review in light of the Information Commissioner’s Office guidelines .

Can I turn off cookies?

You can manually disable cookies on your computer, or delete existing cookies. You may also be able to view the cookies already in your system. This will depend on your browser. See the links below which tell you how to delete or disable cookies in each of the major browsers.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

Internet Explorer 9




Please note that cookies are essential to the effective functioning of some of the services we offer online. If you disable cookies, a number of important functions and services will be unavailable to you and our websites may not operate correctly in your browser.

The links below detail the cookies used on all C6owners websites, including details of who sets each cookie, its purpose, when it expires, its level of intrusiveness, and, if relevant, how you can find out further information:

Our Cookie Policy

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested

  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through 'Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them'

Our use of cookies

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested

  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through 'Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them'

Our use of cookies

Cookies to enhance your experience

We set a session cookie that allows us to maintain the state of your visit whilst viewing our web site. This may include a user preference or current progress in a series of steps. If you chose to turn off the use of cookies some parts of the web site will no longer function in the correct manner and so there are some cookies which cannot be turned off.

These are the php session ID and the Google Analytics ones detailed below. There are also some which are for the correct operation of the web site, these too are detailed below.

Name Typical content Expiry
PHPSESSID randomly generated alphanumeric identifierwhen user exits browser

Cookies for improving service

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

Name Typical content Expiry
_utma randomly generated number2 years
_utmb randomly generated number30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated numberwhen user exits browser
_utmzrandomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g.
directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
6 month

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google website

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites posted by us and by others. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites and so you should check their policies if you have any concerns.

If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies, click here.


Any digital image uploaded/linked from a 3rd party server to this site is at the direct personal responsibility of the 'Member' who does so. Non Members cannot upload images. All images stored on site are protected from 'Leeching' by 'Hot Link Protection' on the server. No one can view them without visiting the site unless express authorisation has been granted by the Site Administrator. All site visitors will have their individual IP noted and members 'IP' addresses are stored in a secure database.

I P Addresses

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers, the powerful computers that provide web pages for viewing, automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online.

Our Hosting companies may collect I.P. addresses for some purposes (for example, to audit the use of our sites). We do not link a user I.P. address to a person’s personal information. Which means we will have a record of each user session but the user remains anonymous to us.

In order to ensure security and protection of collected information, all of C6owners employees are aware of our security policy and practices. Web security is constantly reviewed. Access to the information is limited and only obtained through codenames and passwords. Any loss, misuse, or alteration of information is prohibited followed by appropriate action. For any breach of company policy.

We operate on secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.

While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

Online surveys at C6owners may ask visitors for contact information (like your email address). All information obtained through the surveys is strictly confidential and submitted in strict confidence.

This site makes forums/message boards available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information on any internet site.

Please note that if you include your email address at C6owners in forums/message boards, they become available to the general public and may not be used appropriately. Any inappropriate use of personal details submitted by you in forums/message boards is beyond the control of C6owners and its administrators. For security reasons it is not possible to post anonymously on this site and/or not to include an Email address.

Facilities within the forums/message boards available at C6owners include options for users to gain access with a user name and password. If you sign up for these access privileges, we use cookies to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. Information you provide when obtaining password access to forums/message boards available at C6owners are held on the same public server as the web site and can be accessed by C6owners administrators but not by the general public. However, C6owners and its administrators cannot guarantee your information is fully protected against unauthorized access (e.g.. By hackers).

Private or Personal Messages

This system is included at the discretion of the site operators so members can communicate directly with other members in a closed environment and can be withdrawn for breaches of the site rules.

The term 'Private' however does not mean that the system is totally private. The site administrators reserve the right to carry out intermittent spot checks to ensure that site rules are not being breached and or any illegal activity is being promoted.

C6owners and to the best of our knowledge, any companies with whom we have agency agreements abide by and are registered under UK Data Protection regulations. We welcome any inquiries as to the use of collected information and cookies, product capabilities, or company methods and practices. If you have any questions, comments or corrections regarding personally identifiable information obtained through us, please e-mail us at C6owners

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this site, please contact us at the address given at the top of this page

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be posted to this page, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of any significant changes to this privacy policy