online service privacy policy & cookies


For further information on privacy and cookies to cover the general Public Lending Right website please refer to Privacy & Cookies at

Online Service - Privacy

Public Lending Right (PLR) collects information for the purpose of registering individual users' rights in books and to administer the PLR Scheme.

All personal details are stored on the PLR Register (database) and in manual files.  All paper based correspondence are kept within the PLR office and held securely out of hours. Further information on what user information we hold can be obtained from the PLR office.

We will not disclose information about you to anyone outside PLR unless permitted by law.

Details of how PLR may use statistical information relating to authors, books and payment can be obtained by contacting the PLR Office.

All personal data supplied will be covered by the Data Protection Act and PLR as data controller will comply with the principles of good information handling as set out by the Information Commissioner.

Our website does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or for them to post information to be accessed by others.

Our website contains links to other sites mainly those of other government departments and writers' associations. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any of these other sites and suggest you read the privacy statements on the other web sites that you visit.

Online Service - Cookies

When 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, eg computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.

The PLR Online Registration Service uses cookies for controlling session activity. However, we do not use cookies for collecting user information.

Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may set your browser's privacy settings to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies you will not be able to login to the Online Registration Service and it is possible that other sites will not function as effectively when viewed.

The following cookies are applicable if the PLR Online Registration Service is used:

Name: ASP .NET_SessionId
Expires: End Of Session
3rd Party: No
Session: Yes
Usage: Required for accessing the online service to ensure authentication and smooth operation of website.

Name: uid
Expires: Never
3rd Party: No
Session: No
Usage: Required if user clicks the “Remember my User ID” check box.  Contains the userid supplied by the user.

Name: remember
Expires: Never
3rd Party: No
Session: No
Usage: Required if the user clicks the “Remember my User ID” check box. Contains true, if users requires userid to be retained.

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