Privacy and cookie policy


This website is maintained by Cannock Mill Cohousing Colchester Ltd, registered in England and Wales No. 06805556, registered office Cannock Mill, Old Heath Road, Colchester CO2 8AA.

Please note that many images on this site are by Adelina Iliev Photography and may not be used without permission.

Privacy generally

We collect and use personal information about the people we deal with, such as current and prospective members, newsletter subscribers, suppliers, and others with whom we communicate. We recognise that, in relation to such personal information, we must be fully compliant with the applicable law and comply with the principles it establishes for the collection, processing and disclosure of this information. If you have any questions concerning our data protection policy please contact:

Newsletter privacy

If you sign up to receive our newsletter, we ask you to supply a valid email address. We do so on a form maintained by the third-party software company that we use to administer the distribution of the newsletter (MailChimp privacy policy) You may withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data for this purpose at any time using a link in the newsletter, or by contacting

Events privacy

If you register for one of our events, as part of that process we ask you for permission to use your personal data to administer the event. This may include sharing it with an external venue where it is required in advance for security purposes. Where those attending events agree to share their contact details with other attendees, we may, with permission, assist in that. Any questions concerning this should be directed to

Cookie policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use ie the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our privacy policy. You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the cookie declaration on our website. Your consent applies to the following domains:
What are cookies ?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. They can help a website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and assist and assessment of how the website performs and where it needs improvement.
How do we use cookies ?
As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

_abckThis cookie is used to detect and defend when a client attempt to replay a cookie.This cookie manages the interaction with online bots and takes the appropriate actions.
_mcidThis is a Mailchimp functionality cookie used to evaluate the UI/UX interaction with its platform
ak_bmscThis cookie is used by Akamai to optimize site security by distinguishing between humans and bots
bm_szThis cookie is set by the provider Akamai Bot Manager. This cookie is used to manage the interaction with the online bots. It also helps in fraud preventions
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisementSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Analytics" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functionalThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarySet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Necessary" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-othersSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category "Others".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performanceSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category "Performance".
CookieLawInfoConsentRecords the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the Privacy and cookie policy menu. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely. In addition to this, browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit