Media & Cookie Policy

West Lothian Bike Library Media & Cookies Policy

Last Updated 15 Nov 2018


Welcome to our website, We want you to have the best experience possible when using our website.

Cookies Management

Our website, including the email services and contact forms use cookies and other storage technologies to provide functionality to ensure a good browsing experience. (for convenience all technologies are referred to as “cookies”).  The cookies allow us to measure the website’s use, provide options, allow personalisation, collect information from optional forms, and to optimise it for search engine visibility.

When you visit our website for the first time, we will display a message about cookies. As soon as you click on “Accept”, you consent to us using all cookies. By continuing to browse our website, you are consenting to our placing cookies on your computer and to analysing the way you use our website.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, phone or other devices by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or function more efficiently. They also provide information to the owners of the website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Website.

You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

You can delete and block cookies using your internet browser settings, for further information please visit

Please note that by deleting or blocking cookies, our Website may not function correctly, and you may not be able to access certain areas of our Website.

Cookies & Plugins

Cookies and Plugins used on our website are provided by third-parties. These third parties may handle your personal data differently than we do. Parties such as Google are to be considered as independent data controllers within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of these companies.

If you leave a comment on our web site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

A full list of Cookies and Plugins used can be viewed in WLBL Website Plugins

Website and Blog

When you leave comments on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form i.e. Comment, Name, Email, Website and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Email address will not be published. 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. Comments may be checked through Akismet, an automated spam detection service.

An “avatar” is an image that represents you online—a little picture that appears next to your name when you interact with websites. A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload it and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site, your Gravatar image will automatically follow you there. 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.

Comments left on Facebook, Instagram and twitter sites are subject to the privacy and cookie policies implemented by these providers.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

Contact Forms are used on our website to provide you with a means of contacting us to make a request or referral. The personal data collected through these forms is processed and retained in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on our website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have 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.


The Website uses WP Statistics and Google Analytics Dashboard for WP. The plugins track and store user data. The data is used to provide a more personalized experience and to track navigation around our website. Both plugins anonymise IP addresses and allow users to opt-out of any future tracking.

Social Media

We have social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Please read the privacy statements of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what personal data they collect and process on you.


A Paypal link is available, for users to make payments for bike loan or hire or to make donations. Data related to Payal transactions is not collected or processed by WLBL. Paypal is considered to be an independent data controller and we recommend that you read the privacy statements of this company.

If you have any questions, please contact us

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