We Take Your Privacy Very Seriously

When you visit our website, a cookie is downloaded to your computer. Cookies are text files which are placed on your computer to collect information. These are used to track and analyse visitor use and do not harm your computer. Cookies are also used to hold preferences for a site that a visitor has previous selected, such as font size or any other aspect of layout or appearance.  Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won’t work as expected without them.  These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.  We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site.  If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable.  The first time you visit our website you will be asked if you wish to accept Cookies.  This choice can then be controlled by you at all times by clicking on the ‘Cookie Control’ button at the bottom of the left side of your screen.

Google Analytics

To help us analyse the use of our website we use Google Analytics which uses cookies to collect visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by these cookies, which include your IP address (Internet Protocol), tells us about your use of our website and is transmitted to Google. The data is then used to evaluate and compile statistical reports on website activity. This information may be processed and held on servers outside of the United Kingdom. Google may also transfer this information to third parties for processing on their behalf.

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The Council will not (and will not allow any third party) to use any tool to track or collect personally identifiable information about visitors to our site. We do not associate any data gathered from our site as part of our use of Google Analytics. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the Council or Google will link or seek to link an IP address with the identity of a computer user.


On occasion, we may ask you to complete a survey provided by Socitm Insight. Socitm Insight is a subscription service designed to identify and promote best practice in ICT management in the public sector. The data collected by Socitm is annonymous and is used to help us improve the the services we provide to you.

Links to Other Websites

This privacy policy only applies to this website. When you follow a link on our website to another you should check the policy held on that site.

Rejecting Cookies

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