Cookies policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit the Council’s website. They are used in order to make the website work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the Council about how the website is doing.  

Cookies help to improve your experience on the site. For example, they can enable a service to recognise your device so that you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task. However, cookies can't be used to identify you personally.

The Council uses two types of cookies: 

  • Necessary cookies;
  • Analytics/Performance cookies. 

Necessary cookies

Necessary Cookies OnOn

Necessary cookies are required to make the Council’s website work. They enable core functionality such as navigating the Council’s web pages, accessing secure areas and protecting the Council from attack, robots and spam. The Council can’t offer an opt-out as without them its site won’t work. These cookies can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Cookie Purpose Expires

has_js

Registers whether or not the user has activated JavaScript in the browser. End of browser session
jStorage

Registers a unique ID for the visitor in order for the website to recognise the visitor upon re-entry.

Persistent
rc::a

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and robots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of the website.

Persistent
rc::c This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and robots. End of browser session