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Cookies policy

Cookies are small files stored on your device which contain information about your visit to websites; see cookiepedia.co.uk/all-about-cookies for more information.

Our cookies policy covers:

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What cookies do

Cookies are used to remember your settings when you revisit a website and to identify how you navigate the site. They provide valuable information which helps us to adapt and make changes, which improve your experience.

Depending on who sets them, how long they last, and what they are for, cookies can be one or more 'type':

  • strictly necessary cookies enable you to move around a website and use its core features
  • performance cookies collect information about how you use the website
  • functionality cookies allow the website to remember choices you've made and provide a more enhanced, personalised service
  • targeting and tracking cookies are used to deliver more relevant advertising
  • session cookies are temporary and normally deleted when you close your browser, they help you complete tasks online, for instance remembering your details when you complete forms or remembering recent search terms
  • persistent cookies are stored for a fixed period of time and recognise if you've visited a website before or previously set any preferences, they also collect visitor statistics
  • first party cookies are set directly by the website you're visiting and the information is only used by that website
  • third party cookies are set by a different website or organisation to the one you're currently using and the data the collect may be shared

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Cookies used by this website

Settings on this website allow all cookies by default, to give you the best experience. You can change your cookie preferences via our 'cookie banner' - see: managing cookies from york.gov.uk.

We use a mixture of cookie types to help improve your experience using our website:

  • strictly necessary cookies enable you to move around the website and use its core features, to log-in and submit forms
  • performance cookies gather visitor metrics to help us improve website performance
  • functionality cookies store your preferences and customer satisfaction feedback

Cookiepedia can be used to see details of cookies on york.gov.uk, which we use to:

  • remember the preferences you set
  • make form submission easier
  • recognise when you're logged in
  • log you out automatically after a period of time to protect your account against misuse
  • know how many people have visited our website, the search terms they use and the journeys they make to locate content
  • capture user feedback and ensure we only ask you to partake once

Cookies from other organisations

Some cookies are not related to york.gov.uk. We currently embed links or snippets of code from the following sites:

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Your consent to cookies

By browsing our website (and the other websites on this domain), you're accepting that we'll place cookies on your device.

We recommend you continue to accept the cookies we set; they help us to provide you with a better service.

If you choose to delete our cookies, or disable future cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.

Managing cookies from york.gov.uk

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, or want to change the type of cookies you allow/disable, change your preferences via our 'cookie banner' the first time you use our site from a browser or device.

You can also:

  • select 'cookie settings' in your browser options and add www.york.gov.uk to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from
  • use browser options to delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored previously
  • set your browser to refuse cookies in future (or re-enable them at any time)
  • opt out of being tracked by Google analytics across all websites

Learn more about cookies and how to manage them from the Information Comissioner's Office.

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Cookies and the law

A European privacy law The ePrivacy Directive gives users of websites and other digital media control over the information which is collected about them. The Information Commission's Office enforce this directive in the UK; cookies are also governed by data protection legislation.

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