Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies

This privacy policy sets out how the Aldringham cum Thorpe website uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

The Aldringham cum Thorpe website is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Information we may ask you for

  • name and address including postcode
  • contact information including email address
  • other information relevant to website Polls, News, Items of Interest or Events that you wish us to publish on the website

What we do with the information we gather

We use this information to to improve the website or to promote your News, Item of Interest or Event.


We take appropriate measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept secure and accurate and kept only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

How we use cookies

The Aldringham cum Thorpe Parish website uses cookies designed to improve the experience of our users. We use cookies in categories two and three as described in the ICC UK Cookie guide (April 2012). You can read the full document here.

Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to provide to us. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites which we believe may be of interest. When you use these links to go to those websites we do not have any control over those other websites. Accordingly we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide to those sites and those sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Whilst the links are provided in good faith you should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will only use the personal information you have given to promote your News, Item of Interest or Event as relevant to that item.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you email the website. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.