Pulborough Parish Council


What cookies are, why we use them, how you can manage them, and what we do with the information.

  1. What are cookies?
  2. How to enable or disable cookies
  3. Our use of cookies
  4. Third parties

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files downloaded by your web browser and stored on your computer, smart phone or tablet as you visit websites.

How can cookies help a website?

Cookies help a website to operate correctly and aid user experience, and they are used by most websites. They have many purposes, including:

Different types of cookie

Learn more about cookies

2. How to disable or enable cookies

You can use your internet browser (for example, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox) to manage cookies across all websites you use. This includes being able to block and delete cookies.

The website aboutcookies.org.uk provides instructions on how to manage cookies.

Please note: If you are using your browser's settings to block or delete cookies, whilst you can continue to use this website, you may experience some issues.

3. Our use of cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this involves the use of cookies.

Please note: The cookies we use cannot be used to identify you personally.

How we use cookies:

The table below shows session cookies used across pulboroughparishcouncil.gov.uk.

Cookie Description Expiry
ASP.Net _SessionID Used to identify requests linked to the same browser session. Session (deleted when browser is closed)

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics (GA), a web analysis service from Google, to help us collect site use statistics. The following performance cookies related to this service may be set:

Cookie Description Expiry
_ga Used to distinguish a user as unique. 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
_gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours

Google Analytics uses first party cookies through our website to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour. This information is sent to Google and is used by us to evaluate how our website is being used, and review and improve our sites.

Google Analytics doesn't identify who you are, but does track your movements on our website.

You can find out more about the cookies Google Analytics sets on its cookie usage page.

Google provide a browser-based tool that you can install and use to opt out of all GA data collection. You can install it from their Google Analytics opt-out page.

4. Third parties

We use a variety of third-party functions and applications to enrich and improve our content. While we try to limit the setting of cookies by these applications where possible, some cookies are unavoidable. Where these third-party services are used on the website, they may also receive the IP address of the device you are using.

Pulborough Parish Council does not collect personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not:

Below is an outline of third-party functionality used across our websites and how to find out more information.


We embed our video content using YouTube. Information on how this website uses cookies can be found on Google's privacy pages. We have used YouTube's 'no-cookie' domain to stream videos on our site. This means that cookies will only be set by YouTube if you elect to play the video.

Survey Monkey

We occasionally use Survey Monkey to publish surveys and information on their use of cookies is available on the SurveyMonkey website.

Twitter and Facebook

A small selection of pages have Twitter or Facebook activity streams and badges embedded in them. We also use Facebook's targeted advertising service on a small number of pages. These use cookies set by the respective service.

Google Maps

Where we have embedded Google Maps in our pages, Google may set cookies. Information on how Google uses cookies can be found on the Google privacy pages.