Website - usage statistics

Usage statistics

Month            Page ViewsVisits          Unique VisitorsAvailability
January 2017 3,488,751 754,014 352,051 99.96% 
December 2016 2,552,855  571,446  287,110  99.91%
November 2016 3,130,897  675,406  318,736  99.99% 
October 2016 3,291,714 697,989 336,324 99.99%
September 2016 3,337,591 712,013 345,066 99.99% 
August 2016 3,266,456 698,061 351,171 99.97% 
July 2016 3,267,005 717,358 362,102 99.79% 
June 2016 2,564,041 484,022 244,948 99.9% 
May 2016 3,225,337 676,604 330,605 99.96% 
April 2016 3,387,673  691,291  332,361  99.94% 
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During January 2017 the following terms were used most frequently by people using the Cornwall Council website search:

Search queriesOccurrences
council tax 1141
planning 921
jobs 740
recycling 425
mapping 322
housing benefit 296
school messenger 265
christmas tree collection 264
christmas tree 234
blue badge 200


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.