Explains what information we will collect about you, what cookies are and how we use your information.
A cookie is a small text file that resides on your computer. Cookies are used to remember your settings when you revisit a website and to identify how visitors navigate the site. Cookies provide valuable information to website owners to adapt and make changes to the site in order to improve the user experience.
Cookies are anonymous and contain no personal data. If you never register or leave personal information at a site, the only confirmation they give is that you are a returning visitor. The cookie will only contain information that you freely provide to a website.
Cookies tend to be one, or a combination of, the following types:
Files that allow a site to link the actions of a visitor during a single browser session. These might be used by an internet bank or webmail service. They are not stored long term and are considered "less privacy intrusive" than persistent cookies.
These remain on the user's device between sessions and allow one or several sites to remember details about the visitor. They may be used by marketers to target advertising or to avoid the user having to provide a password each visit.
A cookie is classed as being first-party if it is set by the site being visited. It might be used to study how people navigate a site.
It is classed as third-party if it is issued by a different server to that of the domain being visited. It could be used to trigger a banner advert based on the visitor's viewing habits.
You can read more about cookies at:
All About Cookies (external website)
When people visit any of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s websites we collect some standard internet usage information, and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is done to learn how customers use our sites, to help us improve them.
We collect this data in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites (unless you have previously approved us to do so). We will not associate any data gathered from these sites with any personally identifying information from any source.
If we want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will tell you beforehand. We will make it clear when we collect this information and will explain what we intend to do with.
The following website also gives you advice about how you can block cookies on this and other sites by using your browser settings:
About Cookies - blocking cookies (external website)
Most web browsers also allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit:
The table below shows cookies which may be used on www.eastriding.gov.uk.
The table found underneath this list explains which cookies may be found on the following East Riding websites:
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