Cookies on this website

We want to make our website and online services useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information called cookies on your computer, mobile phone or other devices you use to access the internet.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, enabling you to use services you have specifically asked for and remembering your preferences. They also give website operators useful, non-personal information about how people use their website.  You can find more information about cookies on the Your Online Choices website and the About Cookies website.

How we use cookies

We do not use cookies for the general running of this website.  However, we do use cookies to:

  • enable services you have specifically asked for (such as paying for services)
  • collect anonymous information using analytics tools (such as Google Analytics)
  • remember choices you make (such as signing in to your library account)
  • improve your experience of the website (such as watching videos from YouTube or viewing news feeds from Facebook and Twitter) or its performance.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We do not use cookies on our main website that collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

Third party cookies

We embed videos from YouTube and news feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter to enhance the user experience of our websites. These third party websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages. Below are links to their cookie policies:

We sometimes work with external marketing agencies to help drive recruitment and deliver campaigns for the council. We may allow these agencies to use analytics tools, such as DoubleClick, on relevant pages of our site to help evaluate the impact of these campaigns. When you visit one of these pages, third party cookies will be placed on your device. These cookies collect anonymous information that may include details about the pages you visit. Any data collected will be accessible by the marketing agency.

Opting out

You can stop cookies being downloaded to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on the About Cookies website. If you wish, you can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.