What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer by the websites that you visit. They typically hold a small amount of data that may be specific to you or generic to the website. This data can be accessed by the website or the computer to help deliver the website and its features/services. Some cookies only exist for the duration of your session (until you close the browser) whilst others will remain on your computer for a set period of time or permanently until you clear out your cookies.
Cookies found on our website
|Mandatory website cookies||Some cookies are required by the software on the web server. They are automatically set once the website is visited.||If blocked the website will reattempt to set these cookies and you will not be able to login to the website.|
|Login session cookies||Two cookies are set when users securely login to the website. These are required to maintain the secure session.||If blocked you will not be able to login to the website.|
|Usability cookies||Several cookies are used to improve the user experience on the website. These do not store personal information but help us to deliver online services in the best way possible. (more deatils available below)||If blocked some of our online services may not function in the way intended.|
|Twitter cookies||Twitter can set multiple cookies to help deliver embedded or integrated twitter features.||By blocking these cookies some features may not function in the way intended.|
|Facebook cookies||Facebook can set multiple cookies to help deliver embedded or integrated Facebook features.||By blocking these cookies some features may not function in the way intended.|
|YouTube cookies||YouTube can set multiple cookies to help deliver embedded or integrated YouTube video features.||By blocking these cookies some features may not function in the way intended.|
|Flickr cookies||Flickr can set multiple cookies to help deliver embedded or integrated flickr features.||By blocking these cookies some features may not function in the way intended.|
|Google cookies||Google Analytics will set cookies which are needed to safely records information about the users visit to the website and the users browsing characteristics.||By blocking these cookies we will not be able to gather information about your visit. This information helps us understand our users better so we can improve our online services.|
|Council Advertising Network Cookies||CapacityGrid's Council Advertising Network delivers advertising banners on our website.||By blocking these cookies some advertising banners may not appear.|
Usability cookies found on our website
|This remembers the customised layout changes you have made to our new homepage.||If blocked we are unable to remember your layout if you are not logged in.|
|If you have previously logged in to our website this cookie allows us to remember some non-sensitive location based information. On your next visit you do not have to login to take advantage of some of our features.||If blocked returning visitors will need to login to take advantage of some of our localised features.|
|This cookies tells us you wish to launch our new homepage tutorial/website tour.||If block you will be unable to use this feature.|
|If you have clicked our AAA font size feature then this cookie will store your last font size.||If blocked we will be unable to remember your last used font size when you click though the website or on a returning visit.|
|This cookie is set when you choose to view the site in high visibility.||If blocked we will be unable to remember that you used high visibility when you click though the website or on a returning visit.|
|Set when you first register and visit the site after email verification to improve the way we deliver the website to the user.||If blocked this will affect the user experience.|
|Set when a user logs in for the very first time to improve the way we deliver the website to the user.||If blocked this will affect the user experience.|
|When your last logged in homepage layout is different to your current layout when you login again this cookie will be set. This improves the way we deliver the website to the user.||If blocked this will affect the user experience.|
|Set when a user visits the site via a mobile device such as a smart phone. This enables us to redirect mobile visitors to our mobile specific website.||If blocked you will not be able to view our mobile specific website|
How to delete or block cookies
If you are considering blocking cookies please be aware that it may prevent or hinder you from using some websites and their services.
All website browsers should provide you with the option to delete or block cookies. To find instructions for your browser please refer to the documentation provided under the browsers 'help' menu.
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