Privacy and cookies
We respect your privacy and your right to confidentiality. And we're committed to following the Data Protection Act.
Information we collect
We do not capture or store any personal information about individuals who browse this website, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email or an online form.
We keep your private information secure. Only staff and third parties who are entitled to see the information have access to it and they can only use it for the purposes stated.
Information to improve this website
The local authority collects and stores only the following information that is automatically recognised:
- date and time
- originating IP
- type of browser and operating system used
- URL of the referring page
- object requested
- completion status of the request.
Visitors to our website remain anonymous as none of the data collected is linked to any personal information. The information only allows us to diagnose problems with our server, and assess the popularity of the pages on the website, so that we can continually improve our site.
Information about the cookies we store on your computer
Like most websites we use 'cookies' to collect anonymous statistics about how people use the site, and to help us keep it relevant for the user. Cookies 'remember' bits of information from your visit to the site.
A cookie is a simple text file that's stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server. Only that server can retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. So if we put a cookie on your computer, it can't be read by any other website.
We use two types of cookie:
- 'session cookies' last as long as your current visit to the site, or for up to a limited amount of time if you keep the site open without using it. They mean you don't have to keep re-submitting information as you move through the site or carry out transactions.
- 'persistent cookies' remember information from previous visits, for example names and details for online forms. They are used to collect anonymous statistics about how many people use the site, and to maintain any settings (such as accessibility) you have changed.
You can change your computer settings at any time to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies. How you do this depends on your web browser.
Find out more at www.aboutcookies.org
Generic Session Cookie (JSESSIONID)
This cookie is essential for various parts of the website to function properly. This cookie expires when you close your browser.
KB5 Cookies (__KBCookie__ and __KBLoggedIn__)
KB5 manages the display of the website. These two cookies are essential for various parts of the website to function properly. __KBCookie__ contains a unique string to identify your session and __KBLoggedIn__ flags your authentication status. These cookies expire when you close your browser.