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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit.

Why we use cookies?

We use cookies to help us improve the performance of our sites.

The cookies are used to collect information to analyse which parts of the website are most useful to our visitors. The information is used only for web analytics and no personal details are stored as all data in Google Analytics is aggregated and anonymised.

What information we collect?

The information we collect includes:

  • the name of your internet service provider and the internet protocol (IP) address you are using
  • the date and time you visit our website, and the pages you look at
  • the internet address of any websites which have linked you directly to our site

What cookies we set up?

Google Analytics including Google Analytics Advertising Features

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. The cookies will not be used for advertising but instead provide us with more information about who visits our site and what they look at, in order to provide us with information and make improvements to the website. The information collected by these cookies cannot identify individuals. Within Advertising Features we have implemented Demographics and Interests reports.

Domain: worcestershire.gov.uk

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites (opens in a new window)

Facebook

We embed some Facebook feeds on our pages. Facebook then use cookies to determine who follows the various links contained in these embedded feeds.

Domain: facebook.com

Facebook - Data policy (opens in a new window)

Google Maps

We embed some Google maps on our pages. Google uses cookies to manage locations and to provide web analytics in terms of the number of times a map has been viewed and/or shared.

Domain: maps.google.com

Google Privacy & Terms (opens in a new window)

Library system

When a user logs in we put the user id/barcode in the logs showing that the user had logged in, this uses a session ID cookie. If you delete the cookie, the login/session information is lost and you would need to log in again.

Other actions taken by the user (searching/placing holds/renewals/my lists) gets logged too, but not in a way that would let us link the action to the user who is logged in. We can say when a hold is placed, but not by who or on what (aside from looking up the hold in the Symphony database). Searching similarly logs what search was done and how many hits were returned, but not who did it.

We also use cookies to track page views and actions in Google Analytics by IP address to get a better sense of how the product is used.

Domains: sirsidynix.net.uk and wcc.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk

Twitter

We embed some Twitter feeds on our pages. Twitter then use cookies to determine who follows the various links contained in these embedded feeds.

Domain: twitter.com

Twitter -  Privacy Policy (opens in a new window)

Worcestershire

We have developed several web applications for you to do things online, we are only setting necessary cookies that make sure that these applications work as they should.

Domains: e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk and capublic.worcestershire.gov.uk

OutSystems - Cookie Usage in Web Applications (opens in a new window)

YouTube

We embed some YouTube videos on our pages. A YouTube cookie is used to provide web analytics in terms of the number of times a video has been watched and/or shared.

Domain: youtube.com

Google Privacy & Terms (opens in a new window)

How to delete cookies or reject cookies?

We recommend you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us to provide you with a better service.

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website:

  • select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options
  • add our domain (www.worcestershire.gov.uk) to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from   
  • under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored

You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at

If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that there may be functionality on various websites that does not work.