Cookies

This website uses cookies. By using our site, you are giving us your implied consent to set cookies on your computer. This page identifies these cookies, what they are used for, and also gives information about how you can control the use of cookies on your computer should you wish to do so.

Google Analytics

Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to help us to identify the way in which our website is used so we can try to improve it. The following cookies are set by Google analytics:

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These are all used to collect non-personal information about how visitors use our site in terms of the numbers of visitors, the pages that they visit and the website they came from.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below for your convenience.

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided below for your convenience.

http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Social media and third party cookies

Where we link to external social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Flickr, these sites may set cookies when you visit them. You will need to refer to their respective privacy policies to see how this information is used.

If you click on links posted on Twitter by Cheshire East Council, these may be shortened links that have been processed by Bit.ly. Bit.ly provides us with anonymised statistics about these links which can tell us how many times they have been clicked. This can help us to assess the effectiveness of our use of social media. Bit.ly do not have any access to any data collected on our website.

  • See Bit.ly’s Privacy Policy¬†for more information (this also includes a link through which you can opt-out of Bit.ly cookies)

Opting out

You can prevent cookies from being set by making changes to your browser settings. For more information, please refer to your browser’s ‘Help’ function. Bear in mind that in some cases, if you do choose to restrict the setting of cookies, this may stop the site from appearing to work properly when you visit it.

Another initiative for Firefox users is Mozilla’s Do Not Track initiative which aims to make it easier for users to opt out of accepting cookies via their browser.

Further reading

All personal data collected by Cheshire East is handled in accordance with Data Protection principles.