Cookie policy

Cookies and how you use this website

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone by websites that you visit. The cookies from this website help us to:

  • make our website work as you'd expect
  • remember the settings or preferences you select
  • make it easy for you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • continuously improve our website

We do not use any of the data we collect via cookies to identify you.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If your browser settings are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

The types of cookies used on this website

Google Analytics

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (such as Mac or Windows), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. These website analytics also tell us how people reached this site (for example from a search engine) and whether they have been here before. This helps us to continuously improve our website and evaluate the effectiveness of our other communication channels. 

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Third party cookies

This website includes functionality provided by third parties, for example embedded YouTube videos or Google maps. Disabling these cookies could break or restrict the way these elements work.

See the relevant third party cookie policy for more information:

Preference management and session cookies

We use these types of cookies to enable core functionality of this site such as security, network management, and accessibility. This includes remembering your language preferences or if we have already asked you certain questions (for example you declined to take our survey). This also includes cookies used for the functionality of the third party websites we use to provide some services to you, like our payments site and the planning applications viewer.

You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Managing your browsing and cookie settings

You can stop cookies being downloaded by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

If you want more information about cookies, or to find out how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

The pages linked below provide guidance on how to manage cookies on popular browsers: 

If your browser isn’t listed, visit the browser developer's website.

Information you enter into forms on this website

When you submit information to us through a form on this website, it passes through a secure connection.

Please see our privacy notices to see how we use the information you provide when you contact us.

A relevant privacy notice for the service you are requesting will also be linked to from the relevant online form.

Last updated on 19/03/2024