Cookies

What's in this guide?

1. Overview

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

When you visit www.stockport.gov.uk, or any sub-domain of 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.