Providing services via our websites means that we sometimes need to place small amounts of information on your device. This information is stored in small text files that are known as cookies. Most websites do this to improve how they work and respond to you, for example:
- remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them on each new page
- remembering information you’ve given, so you don’t need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website, so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They just make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit the About Cookies website.
|nmstat||Helps to record visitors' use of the website without collecting personally identifiable data||1000 days|
|siteimproveses||Helps to record visitors' use of the website without collecting personally identifiable data||when you close your web browser|
|ARRAffinity||To ensure a visitor's page requests are routed to the same server throughout a browsing session||when you close your web browser|
|close-cookie-notice||Records consent to cookies and closes the cookie preference popup||one year|
|cookie-consent-necessary||Records the date the visitor gave consent to necessary cookies||one year|
|_ga||Helps to record visitors' use of the website without collecting personally identifiable data||two years|
|_gat||Helps to record visitors' use of the website without collecting personally identifiable data||when you close your web browser|
|_gat_BarnsleyCouncil||Helps to record visitors' use of the website without collecting personally identifiable data||when you close your web browser|
|_gid||Helps to record visitors' use of the website without collecting personally identifiable data||24 hours|
We also use inferred anonymous demographic data to help us improve our services. To do this we have enabled the Google Analytics Advertising cookie but the council website does not use any information for advertising purposes. For more information read the Google policy on advertising cookies.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites (not just ours) visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Changing your cookie preferences
You can change your cookie preferences below.