What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer
or mobile device by a website's server. Only that server can
retrieve or read the contents of that cookie and each cookie is
unique to your web browser. It allows a website to improve your
user experience by, for example, remembering things like your
preferences and lets you navigate between pages efficiently.
help us improve the performance of our website. Google Analytics
collect information about how people use this site for example what
pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got there
and what you click on. We do this to make sure that our website is
meeting your needs and understand how we can do it better. However,
no personal details are stored and you cannot be identified by the
We also use an 'authentication' cookie on some sites as this
helps us to make sure we can manage your visit properly without
getting confused with other visitors. It is also used where ever
you have to login to our website to access a service, for example,
when you renew or subscribe to our garden bin collection
Other cookies that we use are essential for this website to
work, for example, to enable you to move round the site and to
provide certain basic features.
How do you disable cookies?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on
their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive. Although this is
generally harmless if you don't want to receive cookies, you can
modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent
to disable or block cookies from this site, some functions will not
If you'd like more comprehensive information on how to modify
your cookie preferences and how to do this on a wide variety of
desktop browsers, then you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org.
If you have any queries or concerns about the way we use
cookies, please contact us.