Information Collected by Bradley Stoke Town Council
Automatic Collection of Anonymous Information
When you browse bradleystoke.gov.uk certain anonymous information about your visit is automatically logged. This may include information about the type of browser you are using, the server name and/or IP address through which you access the internet, the date & time you accessed this website, the pages you accessed, and the internet address of the website (if any) that referred you to bradleystoke.gov.uk. This information is not personally identifiable.
Specific Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information is information that concerns you individually and would permit someone to contact you. For example: your name, address, telephone number, email address or any other information you submit to bradleystoke.gov.uk that identifies you individually.
This type of information can only be collected if you voluntarily provide it. If you do not wish for us to collect it - please do not submit it. Any information that you do submit to us will be stored securely and will not be offered or sold to third parties.
Personally identifiable information can be submitted in the following areas on bradleystoke.gov.uk:
- Contact Form
The contact form is provided as a quick and convenient method for you to contact the Town Council. The information that you submit via the contact form will not be retained on any database and will only be used by the Town Council to answer any questions you may have asked.
- Public Consultation Form
From time to time, the Town Council conducts public consultations on any new projects it undertakes. As and when these consultations arise, residents are encouraged to submit their views via the consultation form. When completing the consultation form, the Name and Email Address fields are optional, to allow respondents to remain anonymous if they wish. The information that you submit via the consultation form will not be retained on any database and will not be used in the future for any purposes other than those of the consultation itself.
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The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
|User Session||PHPSESSID||This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. It is an essential part of our website's content management system. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser. In general, unless you are an administrator of this website, you will be assigned an anonymous user session.|
|Google Custom Search||Various (3rd party cookies)||Our search page uses the Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) tool to ensure that you receive the best possible search experience. Google may set cookies when you use this feature in order to record user preferences.||Click here for an overview of privacy at Google|
|Google Maps||Various (3rd party cookies)||Some pages within our website may contain interactive maps. These maps are produced using the Google Maps tool. Google may set cookies when you use this feature in order to record user preferences.||Click here for an overview of privacy at Google|
|AddThis||Various (3rd party cookies)||Each page within our website contains a number of social sharing icons, located towards the top right corner of each page. These icons are produced using the AddThis content sharing platform. AddThis may set cookies to customise the icons to your usage patterns.||Click here for an overview of privacy at AddThis|
Most web browsers allow control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, please refer to the following guides which have been provided by AboutCookies.org: