Privacy and site information
For further background information about the website and our use of data, see the subsections (links on the left).
What is a cookie?
A cookie is information stored in a file placed on your computer’s hard disc through your web browser. Your browser allows you to decide if you want to accept cookies or not. There are two types: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are cleared out by your browser when it shuts down. They are used to remember you as you interact with the site on a single visit. Persistent cookies last for a longer period of time which depends on the lifetime of the cookie and is stored as part of the cookie file. Typically they are used to remember information on a return visit. Further explanation about cookies is available from
No cookie placed by the council will contain personal information or card numbers and our cookies will not be used to collect such information from your computer. Refusing to accept a cookie will not stop you visiting the council web site. For explanations of why we are using each cookie and how long they remain valid, see below.
Last reviewed: 19 - 11 - 2014