Responsibility for Data Protection
Our policy is to respect and protect the privacy of anyone who visits the site. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is the Secretary and Keeper of Records of the Duchy of Cornwall, on behalf of the Duke of Cornwall (“Duchy of Cornwall”, “we”, “us”, “our”). For more information about the Duchy of Cornwall, please see this page
IP addresses and similar information
During your use of the site we may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser types, for system administration and to report aggregate information to third parties (including organisations connected with The Duchy of Cornwall). This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual. We use this information to help us develop and improve the site for the benefit of all users.
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website, for example to track information about which server is providing you with content.
Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the site, and see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the site works.
- ‘__utma’ – Google Analytics uses this cookie to keep track the number of time a visitor has been to the site, when they first visited and when they last visited.
- ‘__utmb’ – Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a user session. Records the timestamp of a visitor’s entry on the site, whilst __utmc records the timestamp when the visitor leaves the site. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.
- ‘__utmz’ – This cookie is used to keep track of where the visitor came from. This could be from a search engine, a link clicked on from a particular site, link from an email etc. It also records the visitor’s geolocation.
The site has links to other websites which will have different privacy policies and terms and conditions and you should familiarise yourself with those policies before you use or submit any personal data to these websites.