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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

The website is maintained by the Cholmondeley and Chorley Parish Council.

We value privacy, both our own and that of everyone legitimately visiting and using our website.

If you have any questions or concerns about the website, please contact the Clerk to the Council.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


A cookie (also known as HTTP cookie, web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie) is a small piece of data stored on the user’s computer by their web browser while browsing a website.

Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields, such as names, addresses, passwords, and payment card numbers.

Cookies can perform essential functions. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in.

Cookies can also perform non-essential functions. Tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing histories — a potential privacy concern that is addressed by European law which requires that all websites targeting European Union member states gain “informed consent” from users before storing non-essential cookies on their device.

When you first visit our site you will have the opportunity to agree to the use of cookies on this website:

Cookie use banner
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If you do not agree to the use of cookies, simply ignore the prompt. You should still be able to view the entire contents of the website although we cannot always guarantee this.

If you do agree to the use of cookies (by clicking on the ‘Agree’ button), the following cookies may be created depending on the activities you perform:

  • If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. We only provide login credentials to those with authorisation to manage the website.
  • If you are authorised to log in to our website, when you successfully log in several cookies save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
  • For users authorised to log in to our website, if you edit or publish a post, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Personal Information

For users authorised to log in to our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Authorised users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Other users authorised to log in to our website who have website administration privileges can also see and edit that information.


We do not provide the ability to leave comments on our website and therefore no personalised data can be collected or stored from a contact form.


The images used on this website have been kindly provided by residents of the Cholmondeley and Chorley parishes.

Images by default often include embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Any visitors to the website can download these images and extract any location data embedded within them.

It is recommended that anyone submitting images to the council for display on the council website first removes any embedded location data from the submitted images.

Contact forms

We do not currently utilise any contact forms on our website and therefore no personalised data can be collected or stored from a contact form.

Embedded content from other websites

Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website and therefore these websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We do not currently include embedded content on our website and therefore no personalised data can be collected or stored from embedded content.

Analytics and Tracking

We do not utilise any analytics or tracking software or third party services on this website, therefore no personalised data can be collected or stored from analytics or tracking software/services.

What rights you have over your data

For users authorised to log in to our website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We do not routinely share any personalised data with anyone.

What third parties we receive data from

Our web site does not receive data about users from third parties, including advertisers.

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