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What are cookies?

Cookies are simple text files which stores data. A website which uses cookies sends this text file to your device the first time you visit. The cookie is then stored on your computer and holds data about your visit The cookies used by government websites, such as don't collect your personal information, and we will not use them to find out who you are.

How we use cookies

We use a number of different cookies on our site. 

The following table describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an 'implied consent' policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete cookies after having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser's anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in Chrome, "InPrivate" for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)

You can find out more about how to manage cookies.

Cookies used on

This is a list of the main cookies set by the the council website, and what each is used for:



Session Cookies

We use session cookies (clientvars) to remember your log-in for you. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for can be found at:


This cookie can be found on pages that display a poll that you may wish to vote on. For each poll voted on there will be a cookie whose name is "PollTimeout-<pollid>" where pollid is the poll just voted. If you do not want this cookie to be placed you should not vote on a poll. If you do the cookie will expire after one day.

Google Analytics

We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous.

More information on how to reject or delete this cookie can be found at: