Website - usage statistics

Usage statistics

Month            Page ViewsVisits          Unique VisitorsAvailability
November 2018 4,626,328 736,039 315,623 99.94% 
October 2018 3,926,766  783,070 337,594  99.8% 
September 2018 3,414,460  766,127  347,101  99.97%
August 2018 4,375,483  859,481  415,764  99.97% 
July 2018 3,844,755 818,690 378,433 99.96%
June 2018 3,341,045 750,917 338,872 99.95% 
May 2018 3,536,756 788,304 366,027 98.01% 
April 2018 3,651,260  812,850  373,813  99.98% 
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During November 2018 the following terms were used most frequently by people using the Cornwall Council website search:

Search queriesOccurrences
planning 1688
council tax 1433
jobs 639
recycling 381
mapping 365
pay council tax 232
blue badge 204
library 204
bus pass 168
planning applications 164


Page Views

A page view, which is sometimes referred to as a 'hit', is counted every time a web page is requested from our site.


A visit is recorded as the number of individual sessions initiated by all the visitors to our site. If a visitor makes a number of individual sessions to our website each one is counted as a visit.

Unique Visitors

The 'Unique Visitor' figure represents the number of uniquely identified people who made their first recorded visit to the web site during the selected report period. A repeat visit is identified by a long-lasting cookie which the web site user has accepted. One unique web site user can make multiple visits, but is identified as a returning visitor and as such is not counted more than once as a unique visitor during the report period.


At Cornwall Council we are committed to providing access to all the services we deliver, via our website. Our aim is to offer our online services twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

In order to provide independent verification, we use a third party service to constantly monitor website availability.

Cornwall Council aims to maintain 99% availability for its website.