East Hampshire District Council places cookies on your device when using our website(s). The purpose of this is to make your visit to our website as friendly and efficient as possible.

This page was last updated on: 4 June 2019.

UK Regulations

There are various laws and regulations which apply to the use of cookies on websites. The most recent changes relate to the Data Protection Act 2018, which incorporate EU directives relating to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are stored in the memory of your computer, mobile phone and tablet device. They are generally used to make content, services and advertising more relevant to you.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally, they’re just here to make the website work better for you.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience by:

  • Recognising your preferred settings
  • Giving you a browsing experience that is unique to you and to serve you content which we believe improves your site experience
  • Analysing how your use our website which helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the website for, how you got here and what you click on while you are here.

We do not collect or store any other personal information and this data cannot be used to identify who you are.

Google Analytics uses the following cookies – _utma, _utmz, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _ga, _gat, _gid.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics at anytime.

Social media

We use videos from Vimeo and YouTube and feeds from Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages.

They have their own cookie policies which can be found below:

How can I control my cookies?

You have a number of options when it comes to receiving cookies. You can set your browser to either reject all cookies, only allow ‘trusted’ ones, or to only accept cookies from websites you are currently using.

We recommend that you don’t block all cookies because parts of our website rely on them to work properly.

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