Cookie & privacy policy

Privacy Statement

At Warwickshire Rural Community Council we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. This policy has been provided by the legal resource and reviewed and approved by their solicitors. 

This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site. We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.
Information we collect:
In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:
i. Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
ii. Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information or make a purchase. 
iii. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.
Use of your information:
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you.  In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
i. To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.  
ii. To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information. 
iii. To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.
If you have previously purchased goods or services from us we may provide to you details of similar goods or services, or other goods and services, that you may be interested in. 
Storing your personal data:
In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We do our upmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is treated stored securely.
Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, Sending such information is entirely at your own risk. 
Disclosing your information:
We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:
i. In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer.
ii. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
iii. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.
Third Party links:
On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data. 
Access to information:
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.  
Contacting us:
Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this Privacy Policy at
Please Note: you will need to enable cookies to be able to log into the Warwickshire Rural Community Council's website

Cookies and the Law

This website uses cookies for the smooth and effective running of the site.  

A cookie is a small text file that holds information that is stored on your computer and provides information to the website.  For example when you move from page to page in a web browser a cookie may be used so that if you press the back button on the browser it knows where you came from.

There are three types of cookies used, which are:

First-Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by the site you are visiting, for example our site provides accessibility functions that allow a user to set the size of text and contrast they prefer.  These are set by this site and are therefore first party.   First party cookies are also used when you log into a site and remembers that you are logged in as you move from page to page.

Third-Party Cookies

Some sites display adverts from other sources, all cookies set by the advertiser would be a third party cookie, because they are not set by the site you are on.

Session Cookies

Session cookies are important to store information on your currently opened website, they allow the website to recognize you when you visit another subpage.

The cookies we use are primarily session cookies which are removed when you leave the site.  These are permissible within the law.

You can set your browser to meet your own preferences, It is strongly recommended that you should always allow first party and session cookies.

We also use Google Analytics cookies on the site.   These cookies do not store any personal information. They are used to provide analytical data.

For example, we look to see

  • How long, on average, people were looking at the site. 
  • How many pages, on average, did they look at. 
  • How many people from which town/country looked at our site.

We use this information to improve the site and hopefully make it easier for people to find the information they are looking for.

The cookies we set are:

Tracking Cookies used by Google Analytics

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First party cookies used by the accessibility tools to keep the settings a user has set

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  • NAME  textsize

Session cookies used by the site and are essential to the site's operation

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If you are a registered user on the site and you log into the site then additional cookies will be used to confirm that you are logged in.

More cookies information

How to stop cookies

The first question is why do you want to stop cookies, on the whole cookies are useful and store information that helps the web site deliver a more effective service.  Cookies do not provide personal identifiers.

If you need to log into any site then blocking cookies will interfere with the site and may stop it working altogether.  If you do wish to block cookies then it is suggested that you should allow first party and session cookies as these are needed by the site.  

The best way to control cookies is at the browser

First make sure you are using an up to date Browser   

Google Chrome is now the most installed browser.

Google Chrome: Adjust cookie and site data permissions

Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings.
In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
In the "Cookies" section, you can change the following cookies settings:

  • Delete cookies
  • Block cookies by default
  • Allow cookies by default
  • Keep cookies and site data by default until you quit your browser
  • Make exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains

Mozilla Firefox

Click on the Firefox button, and then click Options and select the Privacy panel.
Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them.
Choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored:

  • Keep until: they expire: Each cookie will be removed when it reaches its expiration date, which is set by the site that sent the cookie.
  • Keep until: I close Firefox: The cookies that are stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox is closed.
  • Keep until: ask me every time: Displays an alert every time a website tries to send a cookie, and asks you whether or not you want to store it.

Click OK to close the Options window

Internet Explorer 9

Click on the Tools icon on the very right at the top and then on Internet Options: at the top switch to the tab Privacy and click on the Advanced button:

Now, you can Allow or Block First-Party Cookies and Third-Party Cookies. Additionally you can always enable Session Cookies.