About your Personal Data and use of Cookies on our website

Upton Country Park is owned and operated by BCP Council. We are committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services.

The Council must look after your personal information by law. The main laws that apply to protecting your personal information is:

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA)
  • Human Rights Act (Article 8) (HRA)

The legal basis for using your information

According to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, we must have a reason to collect and use your information. This will be:

  • To deliver services and support you
  • To enable us to manage the services we provide
  • To train and manage our workers who deliver those services
  • To investigate any worries or complaints you may have about our goods or services
  • To check the quality of our goods and services
  • To help with research and planning of new services.

Our information governance and information security policies are available on our BCP Council websites; for full and latest information please refer to the Privacy Notices at:

Further information

If you have a concern about how we are using your information, we would ask you to contact us in the first instance:-

Upton Country Park Estate Office
Tel: 01202 262753
Email: uptoncountrypark@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Or use the contact form – please select the GDPR enquiry option in the Subject field)

Our Use of Cookies on this website

Cookies are small files placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites, they help websites to analyse web traffic or recognise your computer when you visit a particular site. We employ cookie technology to help visitors navigate this website, to provide certain functionality, for social sharing and to gather anonymous statistical data about your visit to our website, for instance:

Google Analytics

Your IP address and website usage information is automatically collected from you when you visit uptoncountryparkweddings.com. This information helps us evaluate how visitors use and navigate our website on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visits and visitors to each web page, and the length of their visits. The tool we use for this is called Google Analytics. The information gathered helps us to improve our website and tailor it to our visitors’ needs and interests.

We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, we cannot recognise you from the records we hold and cannot access your computer or any information about you. You can find out more about this tool and how it works on the Google Analytics website.

Social Sharing Cookies

We also use cookies to allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites like Facebook or Twitter. Examples would be if you wanted to “like” or “tweet” about a project or event promoted on our website.

Facebook store cookies which allow the Facebook “Like” social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook “Like” button on our website. More info:  www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter also store cookies which allow their social sharing functionality including the “Tweet” function and to generate usage information during your visit to our website. More info:  www.twitter.com/en/privacy

Accept or decline cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept (or ‘consent’ to) cookies, but you can change your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may reduce your browsing experience but it gives you greater control over the cookies that are placed on your computer.

Where to find information about controlling cookies

Other useful information

  • A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.
  • The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
  • Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
  • New technologies such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
  • Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.