Isolation Station

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This website is owned and controlled by SHARES Lancashire Ltd. We regard
your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will
only be used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation
2018. We do not store personal information about people who visit this site
unless they provide contact information or use one of our online services.

If you provide any personal information in order to use a service on this
website, it will only be used for the reasons given in our privacy notice.
It will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless
required by law or in order to comply with duties to prevent and detect
crime or to protect public funds.

Legal basis

Any personal information you give us, whether sent to us via online forms
or through other means, is held securely and will only be used with your
consent (where you have agreed to us communicating with you about different
offers and services).

Purposes of processing your data

In general, we will hold your personal data for the purpose of providing
you additional content, through emails and/or running the “10 Day
Challenge” competition


We may pass your personal data onto the people who provide the service you
have requested. We will never sell your information or share it with other
organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes.


We retain personal information we collect from you as long as we have an
ongoing legitimate business need to do so. For example, this may be in the
normal activities of providing additional content, through email to you
and/or running the “10 Day Challenge” competition.


We use cookies so that you do not need to enter information again if you
return to some pages. We do not use information gathered by cookies for any
other reason.

Cookies are used in our web applications to keep track of your preferences,
your logins, enabling the web site to run efficiently and collecting data
on how people use our web site.

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 as well as analysing
your journey through the site, to help us improve your experience as a

These pieces of information are used to improve 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.
  • ecognising 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 online services, to help us improve
    the website

This is done through small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to
identify you personally.

A cookie is a small text file usually containing a random and unique
identifier that is sent to your browser from a web server and then stored
onto your computer’s hard drive. They are used to store information about
you on your computer.

Cookies we use

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this
site. We do this to make sure the site is meeting our users’ needs and to
understand how we could make improvements to the sites user experience.

Google Analytics store information about what pages you visit, how long you
are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect
or store your personal information (eg your name, address or IP address) so
this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We do not allow
Google to use or share our Analytics data.

Google Analytics

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Google Analytics Cookies (

Cookie Name Expires Secure
__utma 2 years No
__utmc End of session No
__utmz 6 months No

YouTube cookies

YouTube Cookies (

Cookie Name Expires Secure
HSID 20 Years No
LOGIN _ INFO 20 Years No
PREF 20 Years No
SID 20 Years No
SSID 20 Years No
VISITOR_ INFO1 _ LIVE 6 months No
use_hitbox End of session No

We use YouTube cookies to embed streaming video on our web site. YouTube
inserts these cookies for keeping tracking of visitors, user preferences
and collecting statistics about views. They can’t be used to identify you.

Google privacy policy (external link)

for information.

Blocking cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can change the settings in your
browser so it notifies you when cookies are sent to it and can refuse them.
You can also delete cookies that have already been set – the Help function
in your browser should tell you how.

Further information on controlling cookies is available at (external link)


Blocking Google Analytics

Some modern browsers make it possible to block the Google Analytics cookie
from collecting data. This is done by installing an add-on to your browser.
Browsers that offer this are Internet Explorer v8 to v11, Google Chrome,
Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (external link)

Please note: If you choose to disable cookies you will lose some features
and functionality on the council’s website.​​

Further Information

For further information on how cookies work and how to block them visit

Wikipedia cookies (external link)

To see how to control cookies in your browser visit the following website:

All about cookies (external link)


Help In Your Local Area

The local support provides specific advice to residents within each borough of Lancashire. By clicking on your borough, you will be able to find your local emergency Doctor, emergency pharmacy, local services, such as dog walkers along with much more. There are also national links to up-to-date information.

Things To Do

It is really important that when you are isolating, you look after your wellbeing and mental health. If you have coronavirus, you must ensure that you seek and follow medical advice. The days may feel long, so it is important to do things that keep your mind and body active – but at the level that suits you. We have put together a comprehensive list of ideas and links that you may find useful. We have provided suggested activities plus some quick and easy cooking videos (which use items that you more than likely already have in your cupboard), along with mindfulness videos.

Covid And Self-Isolation

You may have lots of questions surrounding self-isolation and be confused over what you need to do, and who you need to contact. Guidelines and rules are changing daily. Isolation Station will provide you with all the up-to-date links and information to answer your questions. This section has specific links to pages on the Government and NHS websites, to save you searching through pages and pages to find what you need to know.

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