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Who we are

We are Eastleigh News an independent not-for-profit community news website and our web address is

You can find out about us here along with links to our other policies.

Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to Eastleigh News. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Collection of Personal Data

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked automatically by the server for routine administration and maintenance purposes.

No personal data collected by Eastleigh News, for example email addresses, is ever passed on to any third party.

How we secure your Personal Data

We try our best to keep your Personal Data safe.  We use safe protocols (such as HTTPS) for communication and transferring data. Our systems are monitored for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

Cookies and Google Adsense

Eastleigh News uses cookies to authenticate users in order to prevent spambots from manipulating the site .

We provide content on our site free of charge but we depend on advertising to pay running costs. Our advertising partners and other trusted third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information, for example to monitor traffic flows and to help determine popular articles.

Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies over which Eastleigh News has no control.

You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your computer or device. If you do not accept cookies some features on our site will not work as was intended. This will include the delivery of advertisements. It will also affect your ability to participate by leaving comments; however, you can also email your comments direct to

You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. For precise instructions appropriate to your web browser select “help” from your menu bar and search for cookies.

Google and Cookies

Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet.

To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url:

Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

To opt out of google tracking cookies across all websites go to:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Logging into Eastleigh News

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.

All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Third Party Websites

We may include links on this site to third party websites for your use and reference. Eastleigh News is not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Articles and comments on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from third party websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Your rights

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us by contacting us at You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the privacy policy of Eastleigh News you may contact us at

Page updated: 15 May 2021