What Cookies does the Council's websites use?
The Council only uses a few cookies, none of these are classed as intrusive and all are explained below. Whenever a cookie is/will be used in our website, we will clearly inform you…
- ASP.NET SessionID Cookie (ASP.NETSessionId)
This cookie is essential to be able to use our website. It is created as soon as you visit our website, and stores a unique identifier for your session. This session cookie is not persisted on your hard disk and expires as soon as you leave the website.
- Google Analytics Cookies (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz)
The Council website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website. It is using these reports that we base our decisions on where information should be placed to make it easier for you to find.
Google have developed a browser Add-on which excludes Google Analytics recording your activities on any websites using Google Analytics. It's totally free and can be installed on most browsers. Please use the following link, and be aware that at the time of writing, this add-on is still in BETA (last stage of testing before commercial release).
Visit the Google website for more information.
Will the Council share my personal information with anyone else?
Any information you give to the Council through our website, either through these cookies mentioned above, or by submitting an online form to us, will only be used by the Council for the purposes intended, except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Where to find information about controlling cookies
- Internet Explorer cookies information
- Chrome cookies information
- Firefox cookies information
- Safari cookies information
- Opera cookies information
Third Party Cookies
The Council uses some 3rd Party websites, and here we will explain what these websites are, why we use them, and what cookies these websites use.
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This website is what we use to advertise our current vacancies and is provided by Retox Digital.
This is the In My Area website, it is managed by Datamap and is used to display spatial data for the Council.
The GIS website only uses one cookie called DM4_SESSIONID. This is used for session management, is not intrusive and is not intended to be persisted on the users device.
This is the Licensing department's website, it is managed by LalPac and is used to provide up to date information and services in relation to the Council's Licensing function.
The Licensing website only uses one cookie, named JSESSIONID for storing the session ID. This is used only for working out which session on the server is yours, all other information is stored on the server.
Planning Online is what The Council uses to allow you to search and view detailed information of applications submitted to the Authority since January 2001. This facility is provided by IDOX (formally Plantech) and doesn't use any cookies different to the main Council website.
How do I control and delete cookies?
Alternatively, you may wish to visit all about cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Council website and any others you visit.
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Last Updated on Thursday, April 22, 2021