Use of 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.

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Some cookies are used for advertising, so you are shown adverts that are more personalised to you, based on your previous internet behaviour.

Some examples of cookies could be:

  • storing information to personalise the website to your chosen  preferences
  • a website that sells things may use a cookie to record items you have in a shopping basket
  • cookies can be used to record users behaviour on a website, for example to record the pages they have viewed

We use a number of different cookies on the www.cornwall.gov.uk website and the sub domians and third party systems we run. We have published a list of detailed information on the cookies the Cornwall Council websites use.

If you have any questions about the way cookies are used on these sites, or how you may be affected please contact us using webmanager@cornwall.gov.uk.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the about cookies website.

You can choose to block the cookies that are set by the Cornwall council website, however you must be aware that doing so may mean that parts of the site will not work correctly.  You can also choose to only block third party cookies which are set.

The law that controls how cookies are used on websites has changed.  There is more information about cookies on the Information Commissioners website.  

In recognition of the fact that the implementation date for the revised e-Privacy Regulation remains unknown, we are taking reasonable steps now to align our use of cookies to the standard of consent required by GDPR.