Privacy policy & Cookies

David Parr House is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

What if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy?

If you do not agree to our processing of your data in the manner described below please do not submit any personal data to us.

Who is the controller of the data that you provide to us?

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, this is David Parr House Charitable Incorporated Organisation – Charity No: 1156298

What information may we collect from you?

We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on the site, this includes information provided at the time of registering to use our website, or requesting further services. If you choose to register on our mailing list, you will be asked for your name and email address. The name you give will be listed on a database of contributors. Your e-mail address along with your other personal details will only be used to contact you about matters specific to this Website. It will not be supplied to third parties and is not displayed on the site.
We may ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us and when you report a problem with the website. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
No personal information supplied to this website will be given to any other organisation without your explicit permission.

Cookies policy

We use cookies to make this website as useful to you as possible. They are small text files we put in your browser to track usage of our site but they don’t tell us who you are.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of data/text file that is placed in your computer’s memory when you visit a website. The information the cookie contains is set by a website’s server and, depending on the type of cookie, may be used each time you visit the website. Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently for you, the user, as well as to provide companies with information about traffic through the website.
Cookies are designed to remember things that you have done on a website in the past, which can include logging in, or clicking on links. This can save you time when you visit a website more than once.
Cookies can be used by websites in many ways:

  • To remember your preferences
  • To remember your password
  • To find out what the website doesn’t do well and make improvements to it in future
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • They can also help us to see how many people are visiting our website and which pages are the most popular

Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses. They are not used to identify you personally. In fact, we will not associate any data gathered from the cookies on this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

Types of cookies

Session (or Transient) Cookies
Session cookies are stored in your computer’s memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log in repeatedly.

Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies
Persistent cookies are cookies that are stored on your computer’s memory and not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to remember your preferences for the website for next time you visit. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, and the average time spent on a particular page. We use this information to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.

Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects)
You probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies.
Flash cookies can back up the data stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected, which means that a website may still recognise you if it backed up the deleted cookie information on a Flash cookie.

Opting out of Flash Cookies
If you’d like to control the use of Flash cookies on your computer, Adobe’s website offers tools to do this. If you use Mozilla Firefox to browse the internet, you can use an add-on to find and delete Flash cookies.

Advertising on other websites
We do not collect or use your data in any way to affect your online experience on any other website.

Sharing with social networks
If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:

Which cookies do we use?

Cookies used by us

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics on the site which generates statistical and other data about the website use and is used to produce reports to help improve the site. Google Analytics uses cookies: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt & _utmz. Google’s privacy policy can be found at:

Cookie Law Info, WordPress plugin
Used to record that a visitor has accepted the website cookie policy and to prevent the notification from being displayed each time a new page is viewed. Cookie Law Info uses a cookie called viewed_cookie_policy.

For information about how Facebook use your data visit:
Cookies used by us – Third party cookies
Share buttons (Facebook, Twitter)

YouTube cookies
We may embed videos from a YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more, please see YouTube’s privacy policy.

We use a third party provider MailChimp to deliver our e-newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

What happens if I opt out of all cookies?

Nothing changes – you will still be able to browse our website.

How do I opt out of cookies?

When you logged on to this website, you should have seen a notification about the use of cookies with the option to accept or deny cookies from this site. You can also manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use. There are instructions on how to manage your cookies using the most popular internet browsers below:

Find out which internet browser you use
On a PC: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘About’.
On an Apple Mac: click on the Apple menu and select ‘About’ (make sure the browser is open).

Opting out of cookies in Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer allows you to select the level of cookie filter on the basis of the source of the cookie and whether the source has a privacy policy.

  • Choose ‘Tools’
  • Click on ‘Internet Options’
  • Click the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • Move the slider to choose your settings
  • For more detailed privacy settings, click on ‘Advanced’

Opting out of cookies in Safari

  • Choose ‘Preferences’ from Safari menu
  • Select ‘Security’
  • Cookie settings are shown
  • Choose your settings

Opting out of cookies in Google Chrome
As a default, Google Chrome allows all cookies. You can manage the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.

  • Click on the ‘Tools’ menu
  • Select ‘Options’
  • Click the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab
  • Find the ‘Privacy’ section
  • Click ‘Content settings’
  • Click the ‘Cookie settings’ tab and choose your settings

Opting out of cookies in Mozilla Firefox
You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.

  • Click on ‘Menu’, then ‘Options’
  • Select ‘Privacy’
  • Select ‘Cookies’
  • Choose your settings

Opting out of cookies in AOL

  • From the AOL toolbar, select ‘Settings’.
  • Select ‘Internet Options’
  • Select ‘Use your Internet Explorer Settings to set advanced browser options’
  • Select the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • Select ‘Advanced’
  • Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
  • Choose your settings

Opting out of Flash Cookies
If you’d like to control the use of Flash Cookies on your computer, Adobe’s website offers tools to do this.
If you use Mozilla Firefox to browse the internet, you can use an add-on to find and delete Flash Cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can also visit or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

You can read about the EU e-Privacy Directive and the UK’s Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 at

We may update our privacy policy from time to time, so would advise that you check it each time you visit the website.