Privacy & Cookie Policy

This Privacy & Cookie Policy, together with our Terms and Conditions of Use, sets out the types of information we collect via (“the site”), including via cookies, and how we use that information. By using the site, you consent to the collection and use of information as set out in this Privacy & Cookie Policy. Any changes we may make to this Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy in the future will be posted on this page.

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.


The site also uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, and help us improve the site for all. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. We use the following types of cookies on the site:

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.

These cookies are not used to identify any individual user of the website, only the device you are using. More information about the individual cookies we use, including how long they will be stored on your browser or hard drive, is set out in the table below. For more information about how data collected by Google Analytics is used and managed by Google, you can visit To opt out of tracking by Google Analytics visit: You may also refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. For a guide to disabling cookies, see [However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of the site]. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit the site.

  • ‘__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.
  • ‘has_js’ – This cookie set to detect if the users browser is JavaScript compatible.


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.

Contact Us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to: The Duchy of Cornwall, Poundbury Farmhouse, Poundbury Farm Way, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3RT. For more information on the Data Protection Act, visit or call (UK) 01625 545745.