Cookies Policy

Please read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how we use cookies on our website.

This policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

Who we are

This website is operated by The Parks Foundation, a charity dedicated to enhancing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s parks and green spaces.

Our website

This cookie policy only relates to your use of our website,

Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties to provide further information to you about those organisations. These other third-party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate policies. For privacy information relating to these other third-party websites, please consult their policies as appropriate.


A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. These help us to, for example, record registration information, to understand how people use our website, and to enhance your experience with using our website. For example, we may monitor the number of users that visit our website, the pages they have viewed, and acquire other statistical data.  This information helps us to customise the website and improve your experience. [Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually].

For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we and others may collect through cookies, please see below.

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, or

Web Beacons (“Tracking Pixels”)

Web beacons are small graphic images, also known as “Internet tags” or “clear gifs,” embedded in web pages. Web beacons may be used, for example, to count the number of visitors to our website, to monitor how users navigate our website, and to count content views.

Embedded Scripts

An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website. It is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our web server, or from a third party with which we work, and is active only while you are connected to the Website, and deleted or deactivated thereafter.

Some information about your use of the Website and certain third party services may be collected using Tracking Technologies across time and services, and used by us and third parties for purposes such as to associate different devices you use, and deliver relevant ads and/or other content to you on the Website and certain other sites or online services.

Consent to use cookies and changing settings

We will ask for your permission (Consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested (e.g. to complete online forms to contact us to enable you to request services).

You can withdraw any consent to the use of cookies or manage any other cookie preferences by clicking “Reject All Cookies” in the cookie dialogue pop up on our site. You can then either accept or decline these preferences. It may be necessary to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

What are our cookies used for?

Our cookies are used for the following functions:

Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when applying for a role, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

Statistical/analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality/Performance cookies. These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of a website but are not essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functions (like videos) may become unavailable.

Cookies we use

Third party access to the cookies

The cookies we use will only be accessed by us and those third parties named in the table above for the purposes referred to in this cookie policy. Those cookies will not be accessed by any other third party.

How to turn off all cookies and consequences of doing so

If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your device settings or your browser settings so that cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted.  To check your browser settings and make changes you will need to navigate to the preference section of your browser or you can visit the following links to the more common browsers:

Apple Safari

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox


Android (Chrome)


Iphone or Ipad (Chrome)

Iphone or Ipad (Safari)

If you do make changes to your settings, please be aware that this may affect the availability of our website or you may lose some of the functionality of our website.

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, or

How to contact us

If you wish to contact us about our cookie policy please send an email to our data protection manager at or you may call us on 01202 123540.

Do you need extra help?

If you would like this notice in another format (for example: audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ above).

Changes to this policy

This policy was published on and last updated on 15th September 2021.

We may change the wording of this policy from time to time, when we do we will alert about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Cookie Policy. Any changes will be effective immediately upon publishing the updated policy on our website.  You are encouraged to periodically check this policy for updates.