Cookies are pieces of data that are often created when
you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory
of your computer. A number of cookies are created when you visit
the Worcestershire Hub Online.
Our first cookie sets the local authority name in order to
deliver you with partner specific information.
Subsequent cookies are set according to your usage of the
postcode councillor search, my hub and the local town selector.
The cookies do not contain any personal information about you,
and they cannot be used to identify an individual user.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies. If you do not
know how to do this, contact us, giving details on the type of
browser you are using, and we will do our best to help, or use the
"How to control cookies" related link. Please note that if you do
set your browser not to accept cookies many of the enhanced
features may not work correctly.
Your browser accesses the cookie file again when you visit the
website that created the cookie file. The browser uses the
information stored in the cookie file to help ease your navigation
of the website by letting you log in automatically or remembering
settings you selected during your earlier visits to the website,
among many other functions.
Any particular website cannot access information on your
computer other than the cookie it set on your computer. The cookie
is not executable code so it doesn't have any “life” of its own
other than being used by the website that created it. As explained
above, such use is limited to helping your browser process the
information located on the website.
Although cookies are merely harmless text files that help your
browsing experience, they are not free from controversy. Cookies
can be used to track your browser's website browsing history. If
you feel this impacts your privacy, you can change your browser's
on its ability to keep records of your browsing history.
Essentially this is the memory of your internet browser where
you can find all your cookies stored in a format that facilitates
easy retrieval by a browser.
We use Google Analytics website statistic which uses
cookies to help us to gauge the number of people that visit the
council's website and to analyse how they use it (e.g. we can
determine which pages on our site are the most popular
The information generated by the cookies about your use of our
website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and
stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use
this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our
website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other
services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google
may also transfer this information to third parties when required
to do so by law, or where such third parties process the
information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate
your IP address with any other data held by Google.To opt out of
being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit
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,
we would recommend looking at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
if you would like to find out more.
The Council does not use Analytic cookies for any other
purpose than reporting site use and does not share information with
anyone outside of the Council.
Social Media Links
The Social Media buttons in the page footer pass
temporary cookies to the social media sites (Facebook, Twitter etc)
which just includes the address of the page you wish to
These cookies should not be saved to the computer as they are
"cached" in the browser.
Cookies Used by our Website
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors
use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help
us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an
anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where
visitor have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
overview of privacy at Google
||This cookie comes from Worcestershire County Council. It may
not always be present. It allows the hardware that the website runs
on to balance requests over different servers.