Cookies used on the Headley Parish Website

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone when you browse websites. None of our cookies is used for anything other than anonymous performance tracking - we don't record who you are.

Our cookies help us:

  • To make our website work as you'd expect
  • To improve the speed and security of the site
  • To continuously improve our website for you
  • We do not use cookies to:

    You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

    Granting us permission to use cookies

    If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you agree to ouir use of these cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies used by our site, you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

    The cookies used by us are primarily the Google Analytics cookies which allow us to see how the website is being used and to understand such things as the speed and route through the menus and of the navigation processes. We also link to other sites such as the National Archives, and the closely related - but separate - Headly Village site. Pages which we link to will have their own cookie policies and functions which you should read as appropriate. Google's privacy policy is here : Privacy Policy

    More about our Cookies

    Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

    We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows; Edge, Chrome, or Opera ... all to help identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long people spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website and what content we make available. The analytics programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine or from links from other sites) and whether they have been here before - pointers to where we should be developing our services for you.

    Notes on Website Analytics

    The Analytics for the website are in place to allow us to see how many users access the information, where in the world they are located, and how they navigate the site.  This is to allow us to improve the structure of the site and identify and optimise navigation and use of our pages.

    The information is gathered using cookies from Google Analytics with the minimum data collection settings, and is not used to monitor an individual.  The received network IP address is used to understand frequency and general location provided by the service provider.    
    Where necessary, the analytics information may be used to support investigation of data security events  – either as attempted breach or misuse of the services.

    None of the analytics data is used to target advertising or contacts, and is not available to other third parties.
    The source data remains on the Google analytics platform data and is retained for a maximum of 26 months to allow comparison reviews over that time period.

    Turning Cookies Off

    You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

    It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

    The cookie information for this site was reviewed using content provided by Attacat Digital Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.


    To see the Parish Privacy Policy, click here


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