What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of information stored by your web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) on your computer (or laptop, phone, etc.) when you use our website. Cookies are used to provide customised content, access to the full functionality of the website and information on the use of the website.
By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies on your computer.
The cookies our website uses do not store any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify any particular user. All information about how you used our website is collected anonymously.
By accepting the cookies our website uses you help us to improve the user experience for you and many others. Please note that turning off cookies may limit your use of our website and the services provided.
- to check that cookies can be set
- to allow users to log in to the website
- to allow users to complete online forms
- to collect anonymous statistics relating to website visits
- to receive feedback, through a short survey, on the visitor's opinion and experience of our website
Some features on this website will not function if you do not allow cookies.
You can restrict or block cookies set by our website but this may limit your use of some functionality, such as filling in forms and getting access to password protected areas.
Telford & Wrekin Council uses third-party suppliers who also set cookies throughout our websites on our behalf to deliver the services that they are providing or to record usage. More information on the cookies we and our third party suppliers set can be found below.
What cookies do we use?
Types of cookies
We use both 'Session Cookies', which expire once you close your web browser, and 'Persistent Cookies', which stay on your computer until they expire or you delete them - examples of both are below:
- Session Cookie - where you login to a website and it remembers that you are logged in as you navigate the website. When you close the browser the cookie is deleted, as a result when visiting the website again you would need to log in again.
- Persistent Cookie - if you were prompted to take part in a website survey and you completed the survey a persistent cookie would be stored on your computer to record that you have completed that survey. This would prevent you being prompted with the survey each time you visited the website.
Cookies set when visiting www.telford.gov.uk
These cookies are used when completing our online forms. They do not contain any personal information and are set to expire as soon as you close your browser.
|testwww.telford.gov.uk||Determines whether a user's browser accepts cookie and can therefore log in.||1 month|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Used to store the session id of a user. This is required to determine whether a user is logged in to the website. A form reference number is also stored when a user is filling in an online form; the form data itself is stored on the server and not in the cookie.||When you close your browser.|
|CookiesAccepted||Used to store the user’s acknowledgment/dismissal of the cookies usage banner that is displayed when visiting the website for the first time. This prevents the banner being displayed on every return visit.||6 months|
Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve your website experience and the services we provide. No personal information is collected about you or about your computer, all information collected is anonymous. The service we use is Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google.
For more details please visit the Google Privacy Centre.
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate.||1 minute|
|AMP_TOKEN||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.||30 seconds to 1 year|
|_gac_<property-id>||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.||90 days|
Social media cookies
We use a number of social media tools and external applications to enhance visitor interaction on our website. If you already use these tools and applications their cookies may have been set before your visit to our website. These cookies do not collect any personal information.
We use these services on the basis that the third parties adhere to their privacy policies. Use the links below for more information on these policies:
|NID||The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.||6 months|
|__gads||This is set by Google's advertising service, it measures interactions with the ads on this website (domain) and prevents the same ads from being shown to you too many times. This is a third party cookie.||2 years|
|__qca||This is a cookie usually associated with Quantcast, a digital advertising company. They provide website rankings, and the data they collect is also used for audience segmentation and targeted advertising. This is a third party cookie.||13 months|
|IDE||This is set by Google's advertising service and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. It measures interactions with the ads on this website (domain) and prevents the same ads from being shown to you too many times This is a third party cookie.||13 months|
|_gat_CANTracker||Used to throttle request rate. This is a third party cookie used for advertising. This is a third party cookie.||1 minute|
How to manage your cookies
We recommend that you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us to provide a better service. Disallowing our cookies will affect the functionality of this website.