Terms of use

The Dean & Chapter of Winchester and the trading company Winchester Cathedral Enterprises Limited (“we”, “us” or the “Cathedral”) are responsible for this Site and any newsletters or publications downloaded by you or sent to you by us (the “Site”).

Please read these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”) carefully.  By using this Site, you are deemed to agree to them. Note that the terms and conditions may be changed from time to time so please review them regularly. If you continue to use the Site after a change has been made, you are deemed to have accepted the change.

Certain products and services offered on the Site (such as tickets for Cathedral events or items from the Cathedral Shop) are subject to different or additional terms and conditions as specified.

If any of these Terms of Use should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted and the remaining Terms of Use shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Copyright Notice

This Site and all its content are copyright © The Dean and Chapter of Winchester or licensed from third party copyright owners. For further details as to third party copyright content, please see “About this Site”.

Use of Site Content

The contents of this Site including, but not limited to photographs, illustrations, articles, marks, logos, audio clips and video clips (the “Content”) are intended for your non-commercial personal use, research and private study purposes only. Any distribution or reproduction of part or all of the Contents in any form for any other purpose is strictly prohibited except with our prior written permission.


In accordance with data protection legislation, the Cathedral is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of visitors using this Site.

What and when we collect

We may collect personal information such as your name, contact information, credit card information and demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests (the “Personal Data”). Your Personal Data is collected when you contact us, request information, make a booking, purchase items (including etickets) or support us. Note that the credit card information you give for any online transaction via our secure webpage is used solely for the purpose of processing that transaction.

Consent  to collect your Personal Data and what we do with it

You hereby agree that your Personal Data may be collected and processed by us (and stored by our designated data collection agency) for the following purposes:

  • processing your requests;
  • providing you with our newsletter and other information by email or other means;
  • providing you with information about our products and services or those of other parties we think you may find interesting;
  • providing a personalised service;
  • maintaining accounts and records;
  • statistical analysis and conducting market research surveys;
  • assessing and evaluating the use that is being made of the Site;
  • information and databank compilation and administration.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

Controlling your Personal Data

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to give personal information you will be given the option to ‘opt in’ to receiving marketing information from Winchester and third parties;
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at marketing@winchester-cathedral.org.uk

You have the right to ask in writing for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a fee) and to correct any inaccuracies in your information.

How we use cookies

When you visit our Site, we automatically send your computer tiny text files called “cookies” some of which are integral and essential for the operation of the Site and others which allow us:

  • to recognise you during that visit (a session cookie) or for future visits (a permanent cookie);
  • to monitor Site usage and performance allowing us to improve your user experience and assess the Site’s performance.

A full list of cookies used on our Site is listed below.

Our use of the cookie is limited to your activities within our Site and does not have any other effect on your computer or your other activities on the internet. A cookie cannot be used to identify you personally and does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Please note that we do not disclose information stored in your cookies to third parties.

When you visit the Site, if your browser is using the standard settings and it is accepting cookies, you are giving consent for cookies on the Site to be stored on your computer. If you do not wish to accept cookies you can do so by adjusting the settings on your browser. AboutCookies.org provides a guide to how you can do this on the most commonly used browsers. If you do decline cookies, however, some features of the Site may not be available to you and some pages may not display properly.

Provider Name Purpose More info
PHP session cookie PHP session cookie Session cookie essential to the operation of some parts of the website. No personal information is stored. This session cookie is removed when you close your browser.
Google Analytics _utma Contains a unique and anonymous identifying ID, which allows us to ensure that subsequent visits to our website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. This cookie expires after two years. To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:
Google Analytics _utmb Used to establish and continue a unique user session. Each time you request another page from the website the cookie is updated to expire after 30minutes. To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:
Google Analytics _utmc Works with _utmb to determine when to create a new session for a website visitor. This is a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser. To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:
Google Analytics _utmz Tracks how you found us and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website. It is updated with every new page view and expires after 6 months. To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:
Google Map NID PREF We use Google’s interactive maps because we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to travel to us. See the Google privacy for further details:
Vimeo aka_debug A third party session cookie set by the Vimeo service when you play one of the videos embedded in our site. This cookie is removed when you close your browser. See Vimeo’s privacy policy for further details: http://vimeo.com/privacy

Liability and Site disclaimer

The information contained in this Site is for general information purposes only and although we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, no warranty is given as to its accuracy or completeness.  It is your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this Site meets your specific requirements. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.

Our Site may contain links to other Sites of interest (“Linked Sites”). Please note that we have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites and we do not necessarily endorse or approve of any information or statements appearing in those sites. You visit any Linked Sites at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that you will have uninterrupted access to this Site. Also, although effort has been taken to ensure that this Site is free from viruses, we give no warranty in this regard and you are solely responsible for ensuring that you have installed adequate virus checking software.

To the fullest extent permitted by law we exclude all warranties (whether express or implied) and all liability to you (including any liability for indirect or consequential loss or damage) in respect of the Site, its Content and your use of it and/ or any Linked Sites.

Applicable law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising in relation to the Site shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.