What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit it. Cookies can be used to remember your preferences and settings, enable login functionality, and provide personalised content based on your browsing history.
There are different types of cookies based their purpose. Some of the main types include:
- Session cookies (Essential): These cookies are designed to remember your activities on a website. Without these cookies, you would not be able to use the website properly.
- Functional cookies: Functional cookies are used to enhance the performance of websites by remembering important information and user preferences such as login data, region, language, and enhanced content. They allow websites to remember the user’s site preferences and choices they make on the site including username, region, and language. They are not vital for a website to run, but they allow certain functions of the website to work properly.
- Advertising cookies: These are used to deliver targeted advertisements to website visitors based on their interests and browsing history. They are used to track user behaviour across websites and devices. These cookies are often placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission.
What cookies does Lawley and Overdale Parish Council’s website use?
Our website only uses Essential and Analytics cookies, including the following Google Analytics cookies:
- _ga Analytics (2 years): This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
- _gid Analytics (1 day): This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data, including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited, is collected in an anonymous form.
- _gat_gtag_UA_ (1 minute): This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.
More information on how to block cookies
You can block cookies on all websites by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to stop some or all cookies from being downloaded.
This may affect the functionality of some websites, including ours.