Privacy and Cookie Policy

Who we are

This is a community website accessible from, which exists purely for the purpose of sharing information which may be of interest to the residents of Shepton Montague and surrounding areas, or those who would like to learn more about our village.

It has no commercial application and such personal data as may be received through specific sections of the site for communication purposes will not be shared with any party not involved in the administration of this site.

This policy sets out the types of data we may collect and how it is used.

Website cookies

As is common practice with most websites we use cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to help us improve your experience.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

No personal information which could identify individual users is collected.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this).

Use of reCAPTCHA

Our website uses reCAPTCHA provided by Google Inc, on our contact forms which requires users who wish to communicate with us to confirm that they are not a robot. This plugin collects data from your device including your IP address and other data required by Google to help prevent our website being abused by spam bots. To provide this service reCAPTCHA will place a cookie onto your web browser which collects browser and user information including the number of clicks (or touches if on mobile) you have made on that webpage, CSS information, the date, language settings, any plugins you have installed and javascript objects.

By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content subscription

You have the option to register to receive email updates whenever new content is added to this site via the form on our home page.

If you do so your name and email address will be added to a database used to generate email notifications as you have requested.

You can unsubscribe from this service at any time by replying to one of the emails sent to you or using the Contact form in this website. Your details will then be permanently deleted from the database.


You can contact the webmaster by completing the Contact form in this website. An email will be generated to include your message and your name and email address so that we can respond to your communication.

Your details will be retained for 90 days to allow for extended correspondence.

Village Forum

You are able to provide comments, feedback or messages to be available to other users of this website through the Village Forum page.

We will receive your name plus email and IP addresses which will be used to validate that the post is genuine as part of the moderation process. Only your name will be published with the post.

Your details will be retained while the post is active so that you can receive email notifications when responses or comments about your post are received, or about any other post you chosen to receive notifications on.

If you want to delete any of your posts you can inform us through the ‘Contact’ page. Email subscription notifications will include an option to cancel the subscription.

Embedded content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.


We provide links to third party websites which contain information that may be of interest to users. These sites are not under our control and will have their own Privacy/Cookie policies.

More information

If you require further information on how data is used in this site please use the Contact form to get in touch.

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