Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 26th May 2018.

The information below covers our policies regarding:

  • Our Privacy Policy as regards information we may capture from your input on this website;
  • Use of Cookies on this site.

Our general data privacy policy and other data policies are available on the policies page of this website.

Privacy Policy

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when we collect personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our websites;
  • people who use any services which may be provided from time to time on the website
  • visitors who may contact us via the website.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website except where you request services from us.  We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

People who call us

When you call us we may collect some details about you such as an email address to enable us to send out information to you electronically. We do not share this information with third parties.

People who provide us with an email (either via phone or via the site contact form)

We send out occassional notifications or emails. We only do this to those who have explicitly requested us to do so or have signed up by virtue of making contact with us.

We have to hold the details of the people who have requested our services in order to provide them. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes.

Disclosure of personal information

In all circumstances we will not disclose personal data we hold about you without your consent. Such disclosure will only be used for the purposes intended.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

How to contact us

Individuals are welcome to contact us to obtain details of the information that is held about them.

Requests for information about our privacy policy can be emailed to us or:

  • by post: Clerk to the Parish Council, Wylam Institute, Church Road, Wylam NE41 8AP or
  • by phone: +44 (0)1661 852 498

Use of Cookies by 'Wylam Parish Council'

The information below covers our policies regarding Cookies on this site. You can change the current cookies setting at the bottom of this section.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

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. Cookies are just harmless files. Cookies cannot look into information stored on your hard-drive. It is technically impossible for cookies to read personal information. Cookies can only store data that is provided by the server or generated by an explicit user action.

Can cookies be used to run programs and deliver viruses on your PC? No. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or to deliver viruses to your computer.

You may delete cookies or prevent them being created and it should not impact your use of this site but may impact usability - for instance you may need to reset the font size for each page if you wish to view the site in a bigger font size.

We only use one type of cookie on this site. We use a persistent cookie which will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its Max-Age set to 1 year, then, within the year, the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to the server every time the user visited the server. This could be used to record a piece of information such as how the user views this website (font size and contrast themes for example). These type of User Interface Customisation Cookies are exempt from consent according to the EU advisory body on data protection- WP29. However, if you choose to disable cookies on this site via the functionality at the foot of this page we will set these cookies to be session cookies rather than persistent cookies and they will thus be deleted at the end of your browser session. If you wish to you can go a step further and prevent the use of cookies completely through your browser. This will impact the use of the accessibility features the site provides for font size and contrast, but other methods may be available to you through your browser.

The table below describes this sites use of cookies and their type. Where cookies are persistent the duration of that cookie is provided.

CookieTypeDurationPurposeMore information
WPCuac Persistent but may be set to Session 1 year User Interface Customisation Cookie. Tells us whether the user has indicated they accept cookies or not on this site. If set takes values of 3 or 5 only. Prevents the user being asked every time they use this website
WPCstyle Persistent but may be set to Session 1 year User Interface Customisation Cookie. If in use this holds whether the user is using the default styling or the contrast high visibility styling. Values STdefault and STContrast only. User changeable via the functionality provided at the top right of the page. Prevents the user being asked every time they use this website or a different page within the website.
WPCfs Persistent but may be set to Session 1 year User Interface Customisation Cookie. If in use this holds the sites' default font sizing to be used for each page. User changeable via the functionality provided (Bigger, Reset, Smaller) at the top right of the page. Prevents the user being asked every time they use this website or a different page within the website.


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