Privacy & Safeguarding

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. The way your personal data is collected and stored by the Stockton Heath Festival is carefully monitored and managed in accordance with GDPR.

Safeguarding Policy

Statement of Intent

Stockton Heath Festival Trust aims to ensure that all participants and audience enjoy their festival experience. The Stockton Heath Festival Trust is committed to creating a safe environment in which young and vulnerable people can feel comfortable, secure and respected while engaged in any of the Festival activities.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer when you visit our website. These cookies let us distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a better experience when you return. When accessing the Stockton Heath Festival website you can choose which Cookies are used, and change your preferences at any time.

Session Cookies

A session cookie, also known as an in-memory cookie or transient cookie, exists temporarily while you navigate our website. These cookies are normally deleted when the user closes their browser.

Analytical Cookies

These cookies allow us to understand and count the number of visitors and to see how they move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works.

Security Cookies

These cookies help prevent spam submissions in the website’s contact forms and search forms.

Presentation Cookies

Used to affect the visual content of the website according to chosen preferences. When you use the Stockton Heath Festival website you can choose which Cookies are used, and update your preference at any time.

Google AnalyticsCookiesThese analytical cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

Preventing the use of cookies

You can stop your browser from accepting cookies. However, you may find that aspects of our website will stop working or work less well if you do. We therefore do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website.

Your cookie settings can be changed. A web browser usually allows you to do this in the ‘preferences’, and you can choose your preferences at any time

To find out more about cookies, to see what cookies have been set and how to delete them, visit

Data Protection Policy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Stockton Heath Festival Trust needs to collect and use certain types of information about the Data Subjects who come into contact with it to carry on our work. This personal information must be collected and dealt with appropriately. This applies to paper and digital collection, storage and processing in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).