Privacy and Cookies

Who we are?

Premises address: Børn of the Forest, Old Gate Woods, Pannal Road, Follifoot, HG2 4DP


In line with the Data Protection Act 2018, Børn of the Forest (BOTF) are committed to protecting your data. We take your privacy seriously and will only ask for details about you and your children to ensure our events are safe and appropriate. If you have any queries about data protection at BOTF please contact us at [email protected]

Please see our privacy policy below for more information about how we protect your data.

When you book a Børn of the Forest event through our website, via Bookwhen, or you complete a form and email it back to us:

We may ask for your name, phone number and email address. Your child’s name, age and any additional information such as relevant medical conditions, allergies or SEND information. This is to:

  • Ensure we can provide a personalised and age-appropriate event.
  • Ensure any food or drink we supply is safe and suitable for the child/ren in your care.
  • Ensure we are aware of any special educational need, disability or relevant medical conditions so that we can plan sessions appropriately and maintain Børn of the Forest as being accessible for all.
  • Enable us to contact you by phone or email in the unlikely event that a session need to be postponed or cancelled, or if there is a problem with your booking.
  • If you book via the website, the data you provide will only be stored on the Bookwhen secure server, based in the United Kingdom.
  • Embedded content in our website from behaves in the exact same way as if you have  visited their website.
  • may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
  • If you return a form to us, this will be stored temporarily and securely on our Google Drive and will be deleted from this platform after your booking.
  • If you return a form to us in paper form, it will be filed and stored securely in our home office.
  • We will store this data for 2 years for our reference and accounts and then delete it.
  • We will never share your details with third parties with the exception of in the case of an emergency, when we may have to share your contact details with the emergency services.
  • You may contact Børn of the Forest at any time to enquire about the information we hold on you and ask us to update, move or delete it.

Use of photographs and videos:

  • We may take photographs/videos during our sessions to use for promotional purposes and on our website and social media platforms. If you would prefer for us not to use photos of you or your child in this way, please contact us to let us know by emailing [email protected]
  • By tagging us in your photos on social media you give us permission to share the image with our followers and use the image for our own promotional purposes

If you choose to sign up to our Mailchimp mailing list:

  • You will be giving us permission to contact you via email.
  • We will only contact you about upcoming Børn of the Forest sessions, dates tickets will be available, and to share relevant news related to Børn of the Forest
  • Your name and address will only be stored on the Mailchimp secure server and can only be accessed by authorised personnel.
  • Your personal information will never be shared with any third parties.
  • You may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.

Cookies Policy

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our Website. We might, from time to time, use both session and persistent cookies as well as Google Analytics and other third party cookies. The Google Analytics privacy policy can be read here:

For more information about cookies, please see Cookiepedia.

Cookies We Use

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie Name Purpose Provider Expiry Type
cookie_notice_accepted This cookie is used to detect if the visitor has accepted the use of cookies on this website. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance. 90 days HTTP
rc::a This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the Website, to make valid reports on the use of the Website. Session HTML
rc::b This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Session HTML
rc::c This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Session HTML
PHPSESSID This cookie is generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general-purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. Session HTTP
wordpress_test_cookie This cookie is used on sites built with WordPress. It tests whether the browser has cookies enabled. Session HTTP

Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie name Expiry Description Provider
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_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
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