Information and guidance on cookies
A cookie is a text file that identifies your computer to the Council's web server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.
- keep track of the pages you visit when you are logged in. The cookie does not store any personal data.
- change the style of the site when you change your accessibility settings to remember the options you have chosen.
- compile web statistics to help us evaluate and improve our website, using Google Analytics.
Cookies are not used to collect any personal information.
How to change your cookie settings
You have the opportunity to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The way in which you do this depends upon the web browser which you use. Please refer to the "Help" function for your browser.
If you accept cookies, they may remain on your computer for many years, unless you delete them.
Please note that turning off cookies may limit your use of our website and website services.
On 26 May 2011 European privacy laws came into force in the UK which gives people more control over what data websites gather about them. This means changes to what websites can do with cookies. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said sites need to be sure their cookies comply with the law and has issued guidance. We will be following the guidance and making any necessary changes.
Find out more about cookies from the ICO website.
Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 27/06/2012 17:07