Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We will not use cookies to collect information that personally identifies you.

Managing cookies in your web browser

You can control the cookies set by this website in the panel. You can change your preferences at any time.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

Cookies used by this website

The cookies/local storage we use on www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk are:

Strictly-Necessary Cookies

These are essential for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Cookie Settings Manager

  • Cookie name: cc_cookie, Expires: 365 days (used to save cookie manager settings)

This cookie is used to store a user's choices for the cookie consent manager. It is set when the user accepts/rejects/saves settings, and expires after a given time.

Preferences and Functionality Cookies

These enhance website functionality and allow for personalisation, such as controlling notifications. The website may not function to full effect if you do not allow them.

GovDelivery Sign-up Form Pop-up

  • Local Storage name: NEDDCsignup, Expires: persistent (used to control the email sign-up popup: 30 days [remind later], or 1 year [no thanks], or 5 years [email submitted])

This local storage item controls the email sign-up popup on the home page and contact page. It is set when the user interacts with it, and expires after a given time.

Analytics and Statistics Cookies

These allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so that we can measure and improve the website. They help us know which pages are most or least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

Google Analytics

  • Cookie name: _ga, Expires: 2 years (used to distinguish users)
  • Cookie name: _gid, Expires: 24 hours (used to distinguish users)
  • Cookie name: _gat, Expires: 1 minute (used to throttle request rate)
  • Cookie name: _gat_UA-*, Expires: 1 minute (used to throttle request rate)
  • Cookie name: _utma, Expires: 2 years (used to record visit time and frequency)
  • Cookie name: _utmb, Expires: 30 minutes (used to identify new visits)
  • Cookie name: _utmc, Expires: When the browser is closed (used to identify new visits)
  • Cookie name: _utmz, Expires: 6 months (used to store traffic source)

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Marketing and Tracking Cookies

These are used to deliver relevant advertising, and may also be used to limit how often you see an advert. These may be set through our site by our advertising partners.

  • Cookie name: __gads, Expires: 13 months (used to provide ad delivery or retargeting)
  • Local Storage name: goog_*, Expires: persistent (used to provide ad delivery or retargeting)
  • Local Storage name: google_*, Expires: persistent (used to provide ad delivery or retargeting)

Please note:

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's previous visits to this website or other websites.
  • Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Additional Third Party Cookies

On some pages of the website we use YouTube to display videos. We embed videos using YouTube's privacy enhanced mode, which only sets cookies once you play a video. YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information. Read more at YouTube's embedding videos information page. You can also read YouTube's Privacy Policy.