We take your privacy very seriously

When you visit our website we use cookies to collect anonymous statistics about how people use this site, and to help us keep it relevant for the user. Cookies remember bits of information from your visit to the site and do not harm your computer. A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. If we put a cookie on your computer, it cannot be read by any other website.

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain know. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these functional cookies without your consent.

Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. Without cookies the website thinks you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page.

Cookies used on East Cambs websites:

Cookie name





Tracks a user's cookie consent.

Expires when browsing session ends.


Used by our self-service portal to help determine the language of the user’s browser, so information can be served in the right language.

Expires when browsing session ends.


Registers which server-cluster is serving the user. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimise user experience.

Expires in 7 days.


Allows the Council’s self-service portal to function.

Expires in 24 hours.


Preserves user’s session state across page requests.

Expires when browsing session ends.


Preserves user’s session state across page requests.

Expires in 6 hours.


Allows the Council’s self-service portal to function.

Expires when browsing session ends.


Preserves user’s session state across page requests.

Expires when browsing session ends.



Used for Google Analytics tracking.

Expires when browsing session ends.

An overview of privacy at Google (external link)


This cookie records whether the user has JavaScript enabled which can help the site present information appropriately.

Expires when browsing session ends.


Used to detect and resolve problems with the YouTube service. YouTube uses the 'PREF' cookie to store information such as a user's preferred page configuration and playback preferences like autoplay, shuffle content, and player size.

Used by YouTube to remember user input and associate a user's actions. This cookie lasts for as long as the user keeps their browser open.

uvcaddthis.comThe uvc cookie is one of the cookies used to track usage of the service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.


Functional cookies used by addthis to store performed actions on the website.

NIDgoogle.comEnables personalised autocomplete features in search as you type search terms. These cookies expire 6 months after a user's last use.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics (external link) to collect information about how people use our website. These statistics are used to understand how we can make improvements so we can continue to meet our user’s needs. The analytics tool records information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the website and how you got there. We do not store any personal information or use this information to identify who you are.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites install the Google Analytics browser add-on (external link).

The Council will not (and will not allow any third party) to use any tool to track or collect personally identifiable information about visitors to our site. We do not associate any data gathered from our site as part of our use of Google Analytics. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the Council nor Google will link or seek to link an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

Links to Other Websites

This cookie policy only applies to this website. When you follow a link on our website to another you should check the policy held on that site.

Partner sites

Our partner sites that hold their own cookie policies are listed below:

Rejecting Cookies

Most cookies expire after the session, but you can manage them yourself, including deleting them from your computer or telling your browser whether to accept them.

See the Information Commissioner's Office (external link) for more information about cookies.