Compliance with GDPR requirements

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) – many of you will have heard about the new legislation introduced on 25 May 2018. The diocese will issue guidelines to parishes and we will be putting the necessary changes in place. We will keep you informed of any changes regarding the way we currently hold personal information. Users of the parish website should read the privacy statement on the way the website uses personal information.


In common with most websites, the Catholic Parish of St Edmund’s Bungay and Harleston website makes use of cookies, which are small text files stored on your computer.

We use the information stored in these files primarily to help us understand how people use our parish website and to enable us to make improvements.

We do not use cookies to store personal information, nor do we use them to identify individuals.

Cookies we use for usage tracking:
We use Google Analytics to help us analyse how our website is being used. Google Analytics provides information such as how many users have visited a certain page, how long they stayed on the page, whether they were first-time or repeat visitors, what type of browsers are used and much more besides. None of this information enables us to identify individuals, and no sensitive information is stored.

Google Analytics helps us do the following: on our website:

  • determine the unique visitors by Google Analytics
  • maintain session for Google Analytics
  • track referrals and search engine results
  • track custom variables

We may at certain times ask you for personal information, for example when we do an online quiz. When we ask you for your personal information, you have the choice not to tell us your personal information. When you provide us with personal information, we will not store any personal information in cookies. In some circumstances use information for inclusion in the parish A-Z, where we give the contact details of parishioners who hold parish roles, or for the venues for certain parish events. If we use your data in this way you have the right to have it removed by contacting the Communications Officer, Andy Parris <>.

The only personal information we may ask for is: your name, your phone number and/or your email address. We may ask for these in the following events (but not limited to);

  • Sending information via forms on this website.
  • Sending in comments about items on the website.