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This website puts small files, known as ‘cookies’, on to your computer. These files are used:

  • To remember your preferences and permissions
  • To collect information about how you browse the site
  • To enable features from third-party services such as Twitter

You can control these cookies at any time or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Cookies used on this site


Necessary cookies

These cookies are required to make the website work smoothly on your computer.


Cookies for preferences and permissions

These cookies remember preferences and permissions that you’ve set on previous visits.

Cookie namePurposeExpires after
Tells us that you’ve seen the cookie message and clicked on the OK button so that it is no longer displayed1 month


Cookies that measure website usage

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use this website. Google Analytics information includes:

  • How you came to the site
  • Which pages you visited
  • How long you spent on each page
  • What links you clicked on

We use this information to check that the site is meeting your needs and to help us make improvements.

We do not use Google Analytics to collect or store personal information, such as your name or email address. Google Analytics data cannot be used to identify you.

Google Analytics places the following cookies on your computer:

Cookie namePurposeExpires after
_gidHelps us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before24 hours
_gaHelps us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before2 years
_gatManages the rate at which page view requests are made1 minute


Third-party cookies

This website includes a Twitter ‘widget’. This small piece of code connects to Twitter and displays a feed of LocalGov Live tweets. This widget places its own cookies on your computer. For more information about these third-party cookies, click on the link below:

How you can control cookies

You can control the cookies placed on your computer by withdrawing your consent from the Cookie Declaration. You can use these settings to:

  • block all cookies or third-party cookies only from our cookie declaration.
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser
  • delete all cookies
  • open a ‘private browsing’ or ‘incognito’ session that stores no local data

Instructions on how to do this for the most popular browsers are available below:

Contact us about cookies

If you have any concerns about how cookies are used on this site, contact the LocalGov Live Data Protection Officer at