Privacy and cookies

Privacy notice

As you may be aware there are changes to the law on data protection with new regulations known as the General Data Protection Regulations - or GDPR. GDPR enhances your rights in relation to your personal data.

As a result, Central Bedfordshire Council have updated their Data Protection policy which is available from the website or by writing to the Corporate Data Protection Officer at

The information you have provided when you enrolled your child or yourself to activities delivered by Inspiring Music will be used by Inspiring Music and Central Bedfordshire Council only as is permitted by law. Central Bedfordshire Council is registered under the Data Protection Act 2018 and is the Data Controller for this purpose.

We haven’t changed the way we use, share or keep your information safe. 

In order to fulfil the requirements set by Arts Council England (ACE) and the Department for Education (DfE) to promote quality music education, and provide progression routes to further the musical journey of children in Central Bedfordshire, Inspiring Music collaborates with partners and organises events to give children the opportunity to enrich their learning and perform in front of an audience in various venues. During such events, we may take pictures or film the events and use these for training or our publicity materials, website and social media outlets. In such instances we will not use the full name (which means first name and surname) of children in the accompanying text or photo caption. We may use group photographs or footage with very general captions.

We will not include personal information

Snap Surveys is being using on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council to collect permissions for the Inspiring Music Service in line with new General Data Protection Regulations.

If you have any concerns about this email, please contact us directly.

Cookies, cookie banner and EU cookie law

What are cookies?

We put small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website, so that it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

Our cookies cannot read other data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We do not use cookies for collecting personal user information.

Why do we have a cookies banner appearing on our website?

We have a banner at the top of the page when you come to our website.

This highlights that this website uses cookies. 

We need to make you aware that cookies exist, to comply with the EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive).

When you see the banner, you can:

  • tick the box to accept the cookies and continue
  • ignore the banner - it will either disappear after 30 seconds or after visiting 5 pages. This will automatically accept the cookies 
  • change your preferences to turn off cookies. This will have an impact on your experience using this website. If you choose to disable cookies, it will do this for every website you visit 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website.

We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address), so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.