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Cookies

What is a Cookie

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site.

The law which applies to how cookies are used for storing information on your equipment (such as your computer or mobile device) is changing on 26 May 2011. From this date, we will provide you with clear information about how our sites use cookies, and how to disable them if you wish.

The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a website when the user has returned.

Cookies and Wirral Council

Wirral Council will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by Wirral Council websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Managing Cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can apply settings in your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

Tell me how to block and delete cookies

The website www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to block and / or delete cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Wirral Council website. 

Measuring website usage

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

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 (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

If you would like more information about this product, please visit the Google Analytics website.