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Longborough Parish Council Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website www.longborough-pc.gov.uk and served by Longborough Parish Council and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website does not explicitly use cookies, there are however third party services embedded within the website that use cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website or service.  
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

Third Party Cookies in use on this website

Google Calendar

Google Calendar appears to place cookies for different sub domains depending on whether you are also logged in to your Google account at the time the page with the calendar is loaded

Cookie name(s) google.com – APISID (2 years), CONSENT (21 years), HSID (2 years), NID (6 months), SAPISID (2 years), SID (2 years), SSID (2 years)

Cookie name(s) accounts.google.com – ACCOUNT_CHOOSER(2 years), GAPS (2 years), LSID (2 years)

Cookie name(s) apis.google.com – OTZ (1 month),

Cookie name(s) calendar.google.com – OSID (2 years), T (2 weeks), secid (active until browsing session ends),


Data stored - Various unique identifiers,

When does it expire – As indicated above..

Description - Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Calendar. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Calendar users, as well as information about which calendar you are viewing, and which tab you are currently on.


Google Maps

Cookie name(s) – SID (2 years), SAPISID (2 years), CONSENT (21 years), APISID (2 years), SSID (2 years), HSID (2 years), NID (6 months)

Data Stored - Various unique identifiers.

When does it expire - Cookies expire as indicated above.

Description - Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.


Google's Privacy Policy

Google reCaptcha

Cookie name(s) google.com – APISID (2 years), CONSENT (21 years), HSID (2 years), NID (6 months), SAPISID (2 years), SID (2 years), SSID (2 years)


Data stored - Various unique identifiers,

When does it expire – As indicated above.

Description – reCaptcha is used to make enquiry forms (on the contact us page)  secure from spam robots and Google provide the service to enable this. They set a number of cookies on any page that includes the Google reCaptcha service. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of service users.

Cookie Control (Cloudflare.com)

Cookie name(s) - _cfduid (1 year)

Data stored – That you consent to cookies being placed on your device when you use this site.

  Serif Web Resources (serifwebresources.com)

Cookie name(s) - PHPSESSID (active until browsing session is ended)

Data stored – an identifier that uniquely distinguishes this session from some other session that you might be running using the same (Serif) resources.

Description – Serif Web Resources are used to present some of the content on the web site, for example, meeting agenda and minutes. Some means is required to keep track of where you are in the presented content.



Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk.

Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure ‘form to email submission process’ but advise users using such ‘form to email processes’ that they do so at their own risk.

We also advise users to only include details that are essential to fulfil the query.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted.

 Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites).

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Included in external links are websites or parts of websites that are embedded to avoid the need to exit our website just for the purpose of viewing the third party content, an example of this is St James Church webpage.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). 

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Resources & Further Information


Key links for General Data Protection (GDPR), note that these documents are written from the perspective of the organisation  that may be processing your data.




Hope you found this policy useful and any related links on the page.

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