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Privacy & Cookies

Cockington Court makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this Web Site but cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage which may occur from the use of this information.

This Privacy statement applies to this entire website -, it does not apply to linked external websites. When linking to another web site Cockington Court recommends that you read its Privacy statement.

No name, address or specific user details are recorded from site visits and we will not attempt to identify individuals from such information unless necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation. Any personal information that we do collect from you, will be legally protected under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a duty to protect any personal information.  We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us the permission to do so or the law requires/permits it.

Circumstances where we will attempt to identify your personal details

  • In the event of an investigation when a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s or Cockington Court website logs.
  • If you request information, submit an application under Freedom of Information for access to personal information Freedom of Information, or make a formal complaint.


When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These are small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

There are 4 types of cookies that we use:

Analytical Cookies:

These cookies allow us to count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how they use it. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.

Functional Cookies:

These cookies remember your preferences every time you visit our website (i.e. language, font size, etc.).

Essential Cookies:

These cookies are essential as they help our website function properly. They enable you to complete our online forms, make a payment, submit applications, etc. They do not contain any personal information.

Other Cookies:

Some of our web pages use embedded content from third party sites (such as Twitter and Flickr) and these sites may use cookies. Torbay Council does not control how third party sites use their cookies. For more details you need to check their privacy polices.

You can find out more about our Cookie Use, including specific details for each cookie and how long it is retained on your device.

Should I disable cookies?

We recommend you allow the cookies set by this website as they help us provide a better service. If you do not want to receive cookies from this website:

  • select Cookie Settings under the Privacy Settings in your Browser Options
  • add our Domain ( to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from.

Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.

Please note: If you choose to disable cookies then our applications will not work. Therefore, in order to get the best out of our website you will need to ensure that you allow cookies.

You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies on the Directgov: Managing Cookies  and All About Cookies  websites.