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Further information on controlling cookies is available at the following websites: About Cookies.org and All about Cookies
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Cookies we use on webforms.rochdale.gov.uk
Provider: Live URL TBC (should be webforms.rochdale.gov.uk)
Purpose: Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.
Expiration: Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Cookies from third-party sitesOur site has pages with embedded maps and other content from third-party sites. Cookies from third-party sites may be placed on your computer when viewing this content.
The validity and expiration period of cookies may vary depending on the lifetime set by the owner or the relevant provider. Some of them may expire upon termination of the user's browsing session. Since the use of third-party cookies cannot be fully controlled by the council, to obtain complete information, you are requested to consult the privacy policies of the respective third-party services.
- Google Analytics cookies – Google analytics cookies are used as part of Google analytics statistics service. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site and provide content relevant to its users. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The Google cookies track the time spent on various pages (but gather no personal information from our database or session) and expire after 24 months. Further information on Google Analytics cookies can be found at: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites
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- From time to time some pages may contain multimedia content (for example YouTube videos) or social media (for example Twitter feeds) added by the organisation who add the content to this portal. The sites providing the multimedia or social media content do not have access to any of your personal information by using this site.
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Preparation of this cookie statementThis website was last tested on 10 March 2022. It was last reviewed on 10 March 2022.
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