privacy & COOKIES

The Public Lending Right website does not store or capture any personal information but merely logs the users’ IP addresses which are automatically recognised by the web server. This is used to record the number of visitors to our site.

(IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer.)

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:

  • 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

Personal data (ie information which could identify you) submitted to the Public Lending Right website will only be used to respond to your feedback. We will not pass it on to any third party (including other Government departments or agencies) without your consent.

This privacy statement only covers the general Public Lending Right website at It does not cover links within this site to other websites (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.

For information on privacy of our Online Registration Service please refer to the Online Service Privacy Policy.  


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