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Corporate site cookie statement

What is a cookie?

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Most websites you visit will use cookies to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie'). Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user's device when the browser is closed. Persistent Cookies are saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. These are usually used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session for example to store your preferences so they're remembered for your next visit.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time and may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Most web browsers allow some control of control through the browser settings.

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can change the settings in your browser or device so it notifies you when cookies are sent to it and can refuse them. You can also delete cookies that have already been set - the Help function in your browser or device settings should tell you how. Other cookies in the browser's local memory may be cleared by deleting the browsing history.

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With regard to any third-party cookies, you can manage their preferences and withdraw their consent through the related opt-out link (where provided), by using the means indicated in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Further information on controlling cookies is available at the following websites: AboutCookies.org and All about Cookies

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Cookies on rochdale.gov.uk

Necessary cookies

These cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Name: PHPSESSID
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: Used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
Expiration: Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).

Name: CookieControl
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: Remembers the user's preferences when using our cookie control tool.
Expiration: 90 days


Analytics and site experience cookies

Cookies in this category improve user experience either by remembering settings on features such as videos or by allowing us to analyse user behaviour which helps us to deliver valuable and useful content

Name: NID
Set by: google.com
Purpose: Stores user preferences and information when viewing pages embedded with content from Google Maps.
Expiration: 6 months

Name: cludojs
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: This allows our site search tool to count a users multiple searches across multiple pages as part of the same session.
Expiration: 100 years

Name: lo-domain-check-XXX
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: This analytics cookie enables RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).

Name: lo-uid, lo-visits
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: These analytics cookies enable RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: 3 weeks

Name: _lo_np_<Poll ID>, _lo_bn
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: These analytics cookie enables RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: 30 days

Name: _lo_uid
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: This analytics cookie enables RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: 2 years

Name: _lo_rid
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: This analytics cookie enables RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: 30 minutes

Name: _lo_v
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: This analytics cookie enables RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: 1 year

Name: __lotl, __lotr
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: These analytics cookie enables RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: 180 days

Name: _ga
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: This analytics cookie enables RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: 2 years

Name: _gat_gtag_UA_3102974_5
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: This analytics cookie enables RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: 1 minute

Name: _gid
Set by: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: This analytics cookie enables RBC to analyse visitor behaviour across our content and use the data to improve the website.
Expiration: 1 day

Name: __sak, yt-player-bandaid-ho?st, yt-remote-connected-?devices, yt-remote-device-id, yt.innertube::nextId?, yt.innertube::reques?ts, ytidb::LAST_RESULT_E?NTRY_KEY, YtIdbMeta
Set by: youtube-nocookie.com
Purpose: Sets when you click on the you tube video player to remember setting choices. We use YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode which means personally-identifiable cookie information is not stored. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Expiration: 100 years

Name: CONSENT
Set by: youtube-nocookie.com
Purpose: Sets when you click on the you tube video player to remember setting choices. We use YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode which means personally-identifiable cookie information is not stored. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Expiration: 2 years

Name: __sak, yt-remote-fast-check?-period, yt-remote-session-ap?p, yt-remote-session-na?me
Set by: youtube-nocookie.com
Purpose: Sets when you click on the you tube video player to remember setting choices. We use YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode which means personally-identifiable cookie information is not stored. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Expiration: session


Advertising cookies

These cookies are set by 3rd parties, such as when you interact with a Google embedded map, to deliver relevant and personalised ads elsewhere on the internet

Name: __Secure-3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSID, __Secure-3PSIDCC
Set by: google.com
Purpose: Set by Google when interacting with embedded content such as maps. Used to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting.
Expiration: 2 years


Cookies from third-party sites

Our site has pages with embedded maps, videos and other content from third-party sites. Cookies from third-party sites may be placed on your computer when viewing this content.

The validity and expiration period of cookies may vary depending on the lifetime set by the owner or the relevant provider. Some of them may expire upon termination of the user's browsing session. Since the use of third-party cookies cannot be fully controlled by the council, to obtain complete information, you are requested to consult the privacy policies of the respective third-party services.

Please note: If you choose to disable cookies you will lose some features and functionality on the council's website.​​

Preparation of this cookie statement

This website was last tested on 10 May 2022. The test was carried out by Sitemorse.

It was last reviewed on 18 March 2022.