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Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, such as the number of visitors. Most major websites use cookies.

Types of cookies used on our website

'Strictly necessary' cookies 
Some cookies on our website are essential for us to be able to provide you with a service you have requested. If you prevent these cookies, via your browser for example, we can't predict how our website will perform during your visit. Some services may stop working.

Strictly necessary cookies 

Cookie Name What does this do? 
SearchImprove  ASP.NET_SessionID  This is a session cookie used by our search engine. It will expire when the browser is closed. 
Online forms 
firmstep2session
firmstep2server 
These session cookies allow users to fill out our online forms.

They maintain the state of the page and store values entered as you progress between screens.

They will expire when the browser is closed.

 

Third party cookies

Some of the cookies used on our website are stored on your machine by third parties. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. 

They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example maps and analytics.

For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see the third party's individual privacy policy listed below.

Third party cookies 

Cookie  Name  What does this do?  More information 
Google Analytics   _utmc 
 _utma 
 _utmb 
 _utmz
 ga 
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. No personal details are recorded. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site and the pages they visited. View Google Analytics privacy  policy

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

SiteImprove   nmstat  This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. No personal details are recorded. The cookie collects information such as the number of visitors to the site and the pages they visited.  
AddThis   Analytics
AddThis provide anonymised data about how many users are sharing content on our website.

Social sharing
AddThis store cookies which allow the social sharing functionality on social networks such as Facebook.

Interest-based advertising
AddThis tools may also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
View AddThis privacy policy
YouTube    We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
To find out more, please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page
View YouTube (Google) privacy policy
Google maps   We place Google maps around the site to help people find a venue or service. View Google privacy policy
Flash   We use Flash for things like photo galleries.

They can be used to store website settings and information, to track website behaviour, and to target advertisements.
Users can manage Flash cookies through the Adobe Flash Player settings manager
Flickr    We have a number of Flickr galleries embedded across our website. View Flickr (Yahoo) privacy policy

 

Disable all cookies
For information on how to disable all cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

If you disable all cookies on our website, some services will not work properly, for example online forms and payments.

More information
Useful information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.ico.org.uk

If you have a query about our use of cookies, please email webmaster@belfastcity.gov.uk

We may update this policy from time to time. We last reviewed this policy on 21 July 2016.