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Website policy

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We believe in access to information over the Internet for all.

This Accessibility Statement provides an overview of the accessibility features we have implemented on this website.

Through research of standard guidelines, Visit Winchester are continually working to improve the accessibility of our site, in the meantime should you experience any difficulties please contact us explaining the problems you


All pages on this website support for established and emerging standards, specifically HTML, XHTML and CSS.

All markup presented complies with WCAG 2.0 to level AA.

Browser Compatability

This site is built to display on:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer ie8+
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome

Mobile devices and browsers

This website is fully responsive and supports:

  • Safari on small screen
  • Safari on small touch screen
  • Safari on tablet touch screen
  • Android browser on small touch screen
  • Android browser on tablet touch screen

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so or if we are required to do so by law.

Use of Cookies on this Website

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as Cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Tracking your progress through an eform while you fill it out, to ensure that you don’t lose any details you have entered so far.
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can manage Cookies yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them on the DirectGov websitePlease note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Instructions for blocking Cookies using browser settings can be found at How to control cookies on the website.

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We make every effort to ensure that the information published on theVisit Winchester web site is accurate and up to date. However, no warranty can be given as to the accuracy, reliability, or suitability for purpose, of the information on the site, and accordingly all users who rely on this information do so at their own risk.

Neither the the Visit Winchester team, nor its Members or officers can therefore be responsible for any loss, damage, claim or expense whatsoever, incurred directly or indirectly as a result of use of any information on this site.

Whilst taking every effort to avoid viruses, we cannot be responsible for any loss or damage caused to any computer system as a result of the use of this website. Users are strongly urged to ensure they have suitable anti-virus protection on any machine used to access this site.

Copyright – General

Under Section 17 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, all text, photographs and other images on pages on this website is Copyright Winchester City Council, unless otherwise stated.

Where the Visit Winchester team owns the copyright of text on the site, such text may be used for personal, educational or research purposes. No text may be used or reproduced for commercial purposes without the prior express consent of the City Council. Applications for such consent may be made to the webmaster at

Photographs and other graphical images on these pages may not be reproduced (regardless of purpose) without the prior express consent of the City Council. Applications for such consent may be made to the webmaster at

Copyright – Logos

The copying and use of the Visit Winchester or DMP logo is not permitted without prior approval of the Visit Winchester team. Applications for such approval may be made to the webmaster at

Links – to this website

The Visit Winchester team has no objection to links to this website, or pages within it, being posted on other websites.

Links – from this website to other websites

Links to other websites from this website are provided for the convenience of users only. We cannot control the content of any such linked sites, and therefore cannot be held responsible for the contents, views expressed, or reliability of the linked web sites.

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