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Privacy Notice – Cookies

This privacy notice provides information about the data we collect when you visit the Stockport Council website.

When you visit www.stockport.gov.uk we use cookies to gather information and details about your visit. We do this to find out things such as the most popular areas of the website.

A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or other device which you use to browse the web. Cookies keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions.

Cookies usually don't contain much information except for the web address of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie's abilities and effects, and a random number. Due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it usually cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.

The way we collect information about your visit to the Council website means that no-one is personally identified nor do we make any further attempt to find out your identity whilst using our website.

We will not associate any data gathered from this site by cookies with information which identifies you from any source. If we do want to collect information which identifies you personally through our website, we will be clear about this and tell you at the point your information is collected. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they not only help us to improve the user experience for you and many others, they also help to make the website work more efficiently.

More information about cookies is available on www.allaboutcookies.org and further guidance on the new EU e-Privacy Law can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website.


Council Online Payments System

We use a third-party system to manage our online payments service and the use of cookies are essential for the operation of this service. This service, provided by Northgate, set cookies which are essential to the operation of the online payments service in the following specific circumstances: To store the customer's transactions in the shopping basket.

Should you choose to disable the use of cookies in your browser then the Stockport Council online payments service will not work because the system will be unable to store items in the shopping basket. This will affect your ability to make payments through this system, please visit www.stockport.gov.uk/payments for alternative methods of paying your bill.


Links to other websites

This Cookie privacy notice does not cover the links within our website to other websites unless specially stated in this privacy notice e.g. Council payments system. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on any other websites you visit.


Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our Cookie privacy notice under regular review. This Cookie privacy notice was last updated on 14th May 2012.


To delete cookies or reject cookies

Although we recommend that you allow the cookies we set by our website as they help us to provide a better service, if you do not want to receive cookies from this website, you can do easily through your browser settings.

You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at www.aboutcookies.org

If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that there may be functionality on various websites that do not work.


How to contact us

If you would like further information about our Cookie privacy notice please email the Online Communications Manager or use the details below;

Online Communications Manager
Stockport Council
Town Hall
Edward Street
Stockport
SK1 3XE

T: 0161 474 2002
F: 0161 474 3099

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Type Domain Information
ASP.NET_SessionId Session  stockport.gov.uk

This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site. Expires at the end of your current visit.

nmstat
__utma
__utmz
Persistent  stockport.gov.uk

 These cookies are used to help record the visitor's use of the website.

_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz

Persistent

  stockport.gov.uk
democracy.stockport.gov.uk

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. Find more information about the overview of privacy at Google.

 IIS session cookies  Session  democracy.stockport.gov.uk

 These pages generate an IIS session cookie that tracks when a user has logged onto a site, and exists even when you are not logged on. It holds no personal data.

Parts of website will not work without the IIS cookie - for example, where logged-on user context must be maintained. Expires at the end of your current visit.

__utma
__utmz
Persistent .interactive.stockport.gov.uk

 These cookies are used to help record the visitor's use of the website.

ASP.NET_SessionId Session .interactive.stockport.gov.uk

 This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site. Expires at the end of your current visit.

nmstat
__utma
__utmz
Persistent  siteimprove.com

 These cookies are used to help record the visitor's use of the website.

ASP.NET_SessionId Session uk1.siteimprove.com

This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site. Expires at the end of your current visit.

__utma
__utmb
__utmz
Persistent .buto.tv

These cookies are used to help record the visitor's use of the videos hosted on the website. Expires2 years after last visit.

NID Persistent .google.co.uk

Unique identifier given to allow traffic analysis to Google Maps.
Data is only used in aggregate. Expires 183 days after last visit.

Find more information about the overview of privacy at Google.

 PREF  Persistent  google.co.uk

 Preferences for various services on Google. Expires Expires 730 days after last visit.

Find more information about the overview of privacy at Google.

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