Cookies are pieces of data that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer.
Newcastle Borough Council’s website uses the following cookies:
- Introductory Message Cookie
This simply tells us if you have already seen our message about using cookies and stops it displaying if you have.
- Customise Cookie
This allows you to set what sections appear on the homepage, it does not store any personal information about you, simply retaining your settings.
- Survey Cookie
To help try and improve our user experience we have a survey provided by a third party company (SOCITM). Every year visitors to our website will be offered the chance to talk to us about our website, something which a visitor can decline. To stop visitors being asked every time they come to the website a cookie is written telling us not to ask you (or that computer) again for a year. No personal information about you is retained, in fact the cookie remembers that the computer has been asked about the survey, not the individual.
- Analytics Cookie
Again to help try and improve the website we keep track of visitors to the website and what they do when they come to us, this information is collected by a third party company (Google). Again there is no personal information collected and retained by this cookie, merely that someone has visited the website and that they looked at certain pages during that visit. Even though this information is anonymus it is incredibly useful to us when we try to improve the website.
To recap, none of our cookies contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify you.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, it will not dramatically alter the usefulness of our website.