Information for visitors to this website

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, log and analyse visitor use and do not harm your computer. Cookies are also used to hold preferences for a site that a visitor has previously selected, such as font size or other aspect of the appearance or layout.

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 includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address tells us about your use of our website and is transmitted to Google. The data is then used to evaluate use and to 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.
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 with any personally identifying information collected from you 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 nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.


On occasions we may ask you to complete a survey, which is 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 anonymous and is used to help us improve the services we provide to you.

Links to Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you follow a link to another website you should the privacy policy held on that site.

Rejecting Cookies

Most web browsers support the use of cookies, but you can select whether to accept them or not.
If you wish to reject a cookie, follow the steps below. (You also have the option to set your computer to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie has been issued, or not to receive cookies at anytime).

Internet Explorer Version 7.0 & 8.0

  1. Choose Tools button,
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Click the Privacy tab
  4. Move the slider up to Block All Cookies.

Internet Explorer Version 6.0

1. Choose Tools, then
2. Internet Options
3. Click the Privacy Tab
4. Click on Custom Level
5. Click on the 'Advanced' Button
6. Check the 'overdue automatic cookie handling' box and select Accept, Block or Prompt for action as appropriate.

Mozilla Firefox 3.0

  • Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit Preferences on Linux)
  • Select Privacy
  • Select Cookies.
  • Choose your preferred settings (You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies).

Google Chrome

  • Click on the 'Tools' menu and select 'Options'.
  • Click the 'Under the Bonnet' tab and locate the 'Privacy' section, and choose the 'Content settings' button.
  • Click the 'Cookie settings' tab and choose your preferred settings.
  • Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.
  • Click on the Close button when you've finished.

Contact Details

03450 450 500