Privacy & Cookies Policy


Use of our website is subject to our Terms & Conditions

We welcome contributors to this site, subject to our terms and conditions, and if you register as a user you can contact us to request further access levels (e.g. to submit news posts).

We do not collect personal information from you on this website unless you actively volunteer such information by contacting us, leaving comments, or registering for a user account.

  • If you contact us via this website we will record your IP address as well as any details you provide us with for the purpose of responding to you, but will delete your details on request.
  • If you choose to comment on any content on this website we will record your IP address as well as any details you provide us with for the purpose of responding to you, but will delete your details and comment on request. Your email address will not be publicly displayed.
  • If you choose to register a user account on this website we will record your IP address as well as any details and content (e.g. forum and news posts) you supply. We will remove your user account on request along with any content you have submitted.

This privacy policy applies to the content of this website only, not to any external sites we link to, including social media sharing links – therefore we strongly advise you to examine the privacy policies of any external sites carefully.

Our mailing list for members of SW LETS Groups (see this page) is hosted by If you choose to join this mailing list, please understand that it is subject to’s own Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, and to display content that is more personalised to you, based on your previous internet behaviour.

Some examples of cookies could be:

  • storing information to personalise the website to your requirements
  • a website that sells things may use a cookie to record items you have in a shopping basket
  • cookies can be used to record users behaviour on a website, for example to record the pages they have viewed


There are 2 different types of cookie that can be placed in your browser by a website:

  • Session cookies are only used for the period you use the website, and are deleted when you close your web browser. A new cookie would then be placed in your web browser if you were to visit the same website again in the future
  • Persistent cookies remain in your browser once you have left the site and closed your web browser. The next time you visit the site the information in the cookie will be used to ensure the website works as set up at the previous visit. For example to display certain things on the homepage. Persistent cookies will expire if the website that set them is not visited again within a certain time-scale.

Cookies on the LETS Forum website

We use a number of different cookies on this website – here is a list of detailed information on cookies that this site uses.

Examples include:

  • We use SlimStats cookies on our website to record website usage, so that we can find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, so that we can see which pages are most popular and provide an improved service. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone (complete IP addresses are not recorded), we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites, and we do not share this information with anyone.
  • We use essential session cookies to enable certain parts of the website to function properly.

If you have any questions about the way cookies are used on this site, or how you may be affected please contact us.

Managing cookies on your device

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the about cookies website.

You can choose to block the cookies that are set by this website, however you must be aware that doing so may mean that parts of the site will not work correctly.