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Privacy and cookies

‌Your privacy is paramount to us and as such and we are committed to protecting your privacy online. We will treat any personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 1998.

We will not collect any personal information without your knowledge and we will not sell, trade or rent your information to other third parties

Use of Cookies

The use of cookies on the website are only used to store user session data. No sensitive data is stored in the cookie itself. As such this information is necessary for these options to function and is providing a service that the visitor has requested. Session data this means that when the browser is closed, they're deleted also.

 

CookieNameTypePurposeExpires
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Google Analytics
(Website Statistics)

Persistent This cookies allows GBC to identify a unique visitor. This helps us to identify popular sections on the website. 1 Year
 __utmb Google Analytics
(Website Statistics)
Persistent Used to track a user session on our site. Records the time you enter our site. 30 Minutes
 __utmc Google Analytics
(Website Statistics)
Session Used to track a session on our site. Records the time you leave our site. Together with __utmb this tells us how long you spent on our site

When browser is closed

 __utmz Google Analytics
(Website Statistics)
Persistent Used to track navigation through our site and where you came from to get there. This helps us to improve user experiences and make sure that the right content is being matched to search terms. 6 Months
PHP

PHPSESSID

Session

We use a scripting language called PHP to develop the GBC website. For this to work a PHPSESSID cookie is needed.

Without this cookie the website would not function correctly.

When browser is closed

Leisure Bookings

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Session

This allows you to book leisure activities. We use a scripting language of ASP.NET for this application.

Without this cookie the leisure bookings facility would not function correctly.

When browser is closed

Planning Application Search JSESSIONID Session

This allows you to search all planning applications in the borough. This application uses Java to run.

Without this cookie the planning search facility would not function correctly.

When browser is closed
Find Your Nearest LocalView.InMyArea65b0dfcd-9245-4638-b48b-c091f7af0820 Session

This allows you to search all facilities in the borough.

Without this cookie the find your nearest facility would not function correctly.

When browser is closed
Notification_NAME Website notifications Persistent

Used to identify if a user has dismissed a notification

30 days

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Forms

Whilst visiting the site you may wish to complete one of our online forms. This information will only be used for the stated purpose. Your information will not be added to any mailing list nor will you receive any unrelated mail unless you specifically indicate so on the form.

Linked Sites

The privacy statement applies solely to the Gedling Borough Council website. If you visit one of the linked sites our policy no longer applies and we strongly recommend that you check the linked sites privacy statement for further information.