Cookies

Runnymede Borough Council website places small files called cookies onto your computer or mobile device. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

We make every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website and this privacy statement applies to this entire website – www.runnymede.gov.uk. It does not apply to linked external websites. When linking to another website, we recommend reading their privacy statement on cookies.

Read on to find out more about the cookies we use, what they are for, and when they expire.

Questions and further information

Further information about cookies and their use can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website. If you have any questions about cookies and how we use them you can contact us at general.enquiries@runnymede.gov.uk

Strictly necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Purpose Expires
OptanonConsent This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. Persistent
PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across the page requests Session
OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust.  It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down.  It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user.  The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information. Persistent
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Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies are used to collect and report information on how our website is used. This helps us to improve the website based on the needs and behaviour of our visitors.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. We also collect the following information: IP address, country, browser, operating system, and screen resolution.

Cookie purpose Expiration time
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.  2 years
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day
_gat Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Pixel tracke

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. 

Cookie Purpose Expiration time
lang This domain is owned by Twitter. It collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Session
ads/ga-audiences Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites. Google privacy statement Pixel tracker
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user Google privacy statement 1 year
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos YouTube privacy policy 179 days
YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen YouTube privacy policy Session
yt.innertube::nextId Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen YouTube privacy policy Persistent
yt-remote-cast-available Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video YouTube privacy policy Session
yt-remote-cast-installed Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video YouTube privacy policy Persistent
fr to provide ad delivery 3 months