Cookies on our website

Cambridgeshire County Council uses various session cookies, which allow you to proceed through many pages of our site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area of your visit. We also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. These help us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

A web cookie is a small file which contains information stored on your computer by a website you visit. It acts as your identification card, and often stores your settings for the website, which can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, shopping basket content or user's preferences such as text size, language or location. When you return to the site, your browser sends back the cookie that belongs to the site. This allows the website to present you with information customised to fit your needs.

Your privacy

Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personally identifiable information such as your user name or email address. For that reason, the European Union has issued an ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC), which regulates the use of cookies and storing personally identifiable information.

A web cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you,  other than the data you choose to share with us. You can check which web cookies we use on this website and on our branded applications, and find out what is their purpose.