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Why we use cookies

We do this to:

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  • customise the site and its services so they remember your preferences
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We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as some are needed for the site to work for you. And they also help us to improve the services the site and the Council provides you with.

What are cookies?

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Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It contains anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the site name and some digits and numbers.

Information about your visit to our site is collected in a such a way that no-one is personally identified. And we do not associate any data gathered from the site by cookies with any information that identifies you from any source.

Controlling and deleting cookies

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