Cookies on Hartlepool Council Websites
EU 'cookie' directive
From 26 May 2011 a new European Union directive requires us to gain the consent of our users to download cookies on to their machines.
There are various methods we could use to gain users consent. For example, we could use pop-ups; prompting users to tick a box to confirm they give permission for us to download cookies on their machine. Alternatively, we could use an online form that all users must complete before using the website.
These are cookies that are stored on your computer to track repeat visits and site navigation. They are primarily used to help speed up or enhance your experience of services or functions offered on the site.
Temporary cookies (or session cookies)
These cookies are deleted when you shut down your browser.
Websites typically use temporary cookies to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within one site and that any information you have entered is remembered during that particular visit.
Due to their important role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites. Should you wish to disable cookies, however, you can find out how at: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies
If you would like to see the list of cookies on our site and the reasons why see: Cookies used on our websites
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