Privacy Statement

This website and service is managed by North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC).

Website Privacy

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. You do not have to give any personal or private information about yourself when you visit our website.

We collect data from our website to help us understand how many people access it, how it is used and whether there have been any technical problems. This doesn’t contain any personal information and we can not link this data to individual visitors. All the information we collect in this way is deleted periodically. The data we collect includes;

  • The name of your internet service provider and the internet protocol (IP) address you are using. This may or may not identify a specific computer.
  • The date and time you visit our website, and the pages you look at.
  • The internet address of any websites which have linked you directly to our site.

We collect personal information only when you specifically and knowingly give it to us, for example by filling out an online form or by sending an email. We record what time you give us this information and keep track of where it is sent to.

We will use the personal information you give us for the reasons stated when you provide it. We will only use it for other reasons where we have to legally or where this is allowed by law. Generally we will not share your information with outside parties unless we have to legally or where the law allows this.


When you visit (, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out such things as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

If we do collect personal data through our website, we’ll be upfront about this. We’ll make it clear when we collect personal information and we’ll explain what we intend to do with it.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We will not use cookies to collect information that personally identifies you.

Managing cookies in your web browser

You can control the cookies set by this website in the panel. You can change your preferences at any time.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

Cookies used by this website

The cookies/local storage we use on are:

Strictly-Necessary Cookies

These are essential for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Joomla! CMS
  • Cookie name: 195b643952828bf5d29ee4a407d3e465, Expires: session (used to connect with the server)

This cookie maintains a link with your browser to ensure that the correct information is being sent to you, and expires when you close your web browser.

Cookie Settings Manager
  • Cookie name: cc_cookie, Expires: 365 days (used to save cookie manager settings)

This cookie is used to store a user's choices for the cookie consent manager. It is set when the user accepts/rejects/saves settings, and expires after a given time.

Preferences and Functionality Cookies

These enhance website functionality and allow for personalisation, such as loading YouTube videos and controlling notifications. The website may not function to full effect if you do not allow them.

YouTube Manager
  • Cookie name: cc_youtube, Expires: 6 months (used to save YouTube manager settings)

This cookie is used to store a user's choices for the YouTube manager to ensure that iframe embedded videos are loaded only after consent. It is set when the user clicks the 'Don't Ask Again' button, and expires after a given time.

Analytics and Statistics Cookies

These allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so that we can measure and improve the website. They help us know which pages are most or least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

Google Analytics
  • Cookie name: _ga, Expires: 2 years (used to distinguish users)
  • Cookie name: _gid, Expires: 24 hours (used to distinguish users)
  • Cookie name: _ga_*, Expires: 2 years (used to persist session state)

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Additional Third Party Cookies

On some pages of the website we use YouTube to display videos. We embed videos using YouTube's privacy enhanced mode, which only sets cookies once you play a video. YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information. Read more at YouTube's embedding videos information page. You can also read YouTube's Privacy Policy.

Search Engine

Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No identifiable personal information is collected by us.

Security and Performance

We use a third-party web application firewall to help maintain the security and performance of our website. The service checks that traffic to the site is behaving as would be expected. The service will block traffic that is not using the site as expected.

The purpose for implementing all of the above is to maintain and monitor the performance of our website and to constantly look to improve the site and the services it offers to our users. The legal basis we rely on to process your personal data is article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, which allows us to process personal data when its necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests.