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Cookies

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

We use cookies that help protect your data and store information about how you use the West Northamptonshire Council website, so we can make it better.

Cookies that remember your preferences

When you visit this website, you may see a banner that invites you to accept cookies. If you choose to accept, we'll set cookies so that your web browser knows you've seen the banner and won’t show it to you again.

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Cookies that measure how you use the website

We use Google Analytics  to measure how you and other visitors use this website. We do not allow Google to use or share any of that data.

Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information that includes:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on the site
  • how long you spend on each page
  • what you click while you are visiting the site

Google Analytics cookies:

  • _ga_# - Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit
  • _ga - Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

Monsido

We use a third party tool called Monsido to monitor website performance for statistical purposes.

Cookies on our old websites

Before we became West Northamptonshire Council, the county and borough councils in Northamptonshire had their own websites. We are still moving information from these old websites.

Until we complete this process, this new West Northamptonshire Council website will include links to information on the old sites.

All of the old websites have their own cookie policies:

Cookies on other sites we link to

Sometimes, we include links to services on other websites that are not controlled by West Northamptonshire Council. Those websites will likely set their own cookies, for example YouTube, who and have their own cookie policy.

How to manage cookies

You can stop cookies being downloaded by changing the settings on your browser. If you do this, you may not be able to use every feature on this website.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Last updated 10 October 2023