Privacy Notice

including Our Use of  Cookies

We are the BCP Council Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Team and our website address is https://

We respect your Privacy

By interacting with you are deemed to consent to the use of Cookies as described in this Privacy Notice.

This BCP website is hosted separately to the main website. We utilise our own Cookies (more below), but any personal data you voluntarily provide through your interaction with it – by completing surveys, or contacting us by email for instance – will automatically come into the safe keeping of the BCP Council.

For full details on how the council collects, uses and cares for personal data please see the information at:

The Cookies we use

A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed in storage on your browser when you visit our website. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information.

We use Cookies for the following purposes only:

  • Necessary Cookies – which are required for the functionality of the website; we cannot personally identify you through the use of these cookies
  • Statistics Cookies (Google Analytics) – which help us understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously; we cannot personally identify you through the use of these cookies.

Third Party Cookies

  • Social media sharing – these would be stored on your browser should you share website information using a social media (Facebook or Twitter) sharing button, or if you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter. The social network will record you have done this, and may link that information to targeting/advertising activities.
  • Embedded video content – some of our pages may include embedded YouTube or Vimeo content; when you visit those pages those video streaming sites will set their own tracking and/or (in the case of YouTube) marketing cookies.

Some people may wish to control the cookies stored on their browser. This is easy to do. Most browsers offer cookie blocking or filtering options – the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) at explains how to enable these restrictions on all major browsers on all major platforms. However, most websites rely heavily on cookies to provide basic functionality and by blocking all cookies, you may find that many websites will appear ‘broken’ so that you either can’t use them at all, or they will have reduced functionality.

In addition, other websites or services that may be linked to through will have their own data and privacy practices, and we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those website owners directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.