Privacy & Cookie Policy

Information About Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to surf the net. Cookies have many uses but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer.

We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others. We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience.

To find out more about cookies and how they work you can visit

Cookies We Use

Session Cookies

These cookies are required for the site to be fully operational:

NameTypical ContentExpires
ASPSESSIONIDSSDCCAQDRandomly generated idWhen you close your browser
ASPSESSIONIDSSABDAQCRandomly generated idWhen you close your browser
ASPSESSIONIDSQACAAQDRandomly generated idWhen you close your browser
ASPSESSIONIDQQCBBDRDRandomly generated idWhen you close your browser

“Text Only” Cookies

These cookies are required for the “text only” version of the website:

NameTypical ContentExpires
strTextOnlyStylesheet"cme-textonly-blackonwhite.css" or "cme-textonly-yellowonblack.css"No expiry
bTextOnly"true"No expiry
TextSize"large" or "small"No expiry

Measuring Website Usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. The statistical information about website activity is used to understand our customers needs and to improve the website.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (such as your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. See Google’s Privacy Policy for further information. You can download a Google opt-out browser add-on if you do not want Google to collect your information.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

NameTypical ContentExpires
_utmaRandomly generated number2 years
_utmbRandomly generated number30 minutes
_utmcRandomly generated numberWhen you close your browser
_utmxRandomly generated number2 years
_utmxxRandomly generated number2 years
_utmzRandomly generated number and info on how the site was reached6 months

Google Maps

We use Google maps to give you information about the location of council services and event venues. No personaly identifiable information is collected. For further information see the Google Maps Terms of Use.

NameTypical ContentExpires
PREF1 year
NID6 months

How To Delete Or Reject Cookies

We recommend that you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us provide a better service.

If you do not want to recieve cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites that you do not want to accept cookies from.

You can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored through the same settings.

  • In Internet Explorer you can do this via the ‘General’ tab by clicking the ‘Delete’ button under the section labelled ‘Browsing history’.
  • In Firefox choose the same ‘Privay’ tab and click the ‘Show Cookies’ button. You can also choose to accept third-party cookies here and force Firefox to delete cookies everytime you close your browser window.

You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at

Please note that if you set your browser to refuse cookies from our website that there may be functionality issues with some of our services.