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Session cookies

Session cookies are needed by our online forms, by modern.gov (democracy webpages) and by the GIS (geographic information system) we use for interactive maps.  If your browser does not accept these session cookies, the forms and the maps on our site will not work properly, and you will not be able to log on to the democracy pages securely.  We also use session cookies to monitor website usage.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are used by some of our web forms to allow you to save a partly filled in form so you can return and complete it at a later time.  If you do not accept this cookie you will not be able to use this facility.  If you delete the cookie from your computer you will lose access to the partly filled form.

Third party cookies

Socitm Insight

Socitm Insight is a research company which provides the council with visitor analysis and statistical services for our web site.  Web bugs and persistent cookies are used by our web site for this purpose.  These are third-party cookies because they do not originate from our web site.

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Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our web site. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For further information see Google Analytics' privacy statement This link will take you to an external website... .

How we use the information

The data collected may include IP address and browser type.  The information collected will not be used to identify you as a person.  The data is used to generate summary statistics and monitor the popularity of our site in general and the usage of individual pages.  We use the information to improve our site and service.

Last reviewed: 11 - 02 - 2013

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