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Cookie statement

What is a cookie?

Cookies are simple text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie will contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

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.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

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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

How to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics 

Cookies we use on rochdale.gov.uk

We use cookies that are necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain features. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of the website to provide you with a better user experience.

Name: __RequestVerificationToken
Provider: myaccount.rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.
Expiration: Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: NSC_JO30bjhxe3exmg1d qofmoobff5hxfdl
Provider: myaccount.rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: Used to distribute traffic to the web on several servers to optimise response times.
Expiration: Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: NSC_wt_iuuq_xxx.spdi ebmf.hpw.vl
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: Used to distribute traffic to the web on several servers to optimise response times.
Expiration: Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: WSS_FullScreenMode
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose: ​This cookie is used internally by the website's owners when uploading or renewing website content.
Expiration: Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: __lotl
Provider: luckyorange.net
Purpose:​ gets the URL of the user's original landing page, if any.
Expiration: 180 days.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: CONSENT
Provider: youtube.com
Purpose:​ ​records cookie consent settings.
Expiration: 1 month.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: IDE
Provider: doubleclick.net
Purpose:​ ​stores information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting this website.
Expiration: 1.5 years.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: _ga
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expiration: 2 years
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: _gat
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
Expiration: session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: ctoken
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​unclassified.
Expiration: session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: MyTime
Provider: myaccount.rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​unclassified.
Expiration: 100 years.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Names: _gd1620680534964, _gd1620680538343, _gd1620680540252, _gd1620680545232, _gd1620680547494, _gd1620680550446, _gd1620680553775, _gd1620680556021
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​these cookies are briefly set to determine the operative domain of the site.
Expiration: session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: _gid
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expiration: session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: socitm_test_cookies1
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​​​used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
Expiration: 1 year.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: cookieconsent_dismissed
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ this cookie remembers that you've accepted the cookie policy so that it does not show the cookie message every time you visit the site. 
Expiration: ​1 year.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: ssotoken
Provider: myaccount.rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ unclassified.
Expiration: session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: ​SPUsageId
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ this cookie is used by our website to anonymously and uniquely identify a visitor by means of a randomly generated set of letters and numbers. No personal data is used in this cookie.
Expiration: 13 days.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: _Io_uid
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​sets a unique identifier for the user.
Expiration: 2 years.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: _Io_v
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​this cookie identifies the total number of visits from individual users.
Expiration: 1 year.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: _Iorid
Provider: cloudfront.net
Purpose:​ ​unclassified.
Expiration: 10 minutes.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: BrowserStorageTest
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​unclassified.
Expiration: 10 minutes.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: BrowserStorageTest
Provider: rochdale.gov.uk
Purpose:​ ​unclassified.
Expiration: 100 years.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: yt_remote-connected-devices
Provider: youtube.com​
Purpose:​​ stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
Expiration: 100 years.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: yt_remote-device-id
Provider: youtube.com​
Purpose:​​ stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
Expiration: ​100 years.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: yt_remote-fast-check-period
Provider: youtube.com​
Purpose:​​ stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
Expiration: ​Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: yt_remote-session-app
Provider: youtube.com​
Purpose:​​ stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
Expiration: ​Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: yt_remote-session-name
Provider: youtube.com​
Purpose:​​ stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
Expiration: ​Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Provider: youtube.com​
Purpose:​​ remembers if YouTube should show you the old or new style interface.
Expiration: 180 days.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: __sak
Provider: youtube.com​
Purpose:​​ unclassified.
Expiration: 100 years.
Website: rochdale.gov.uk


Name: __sak
Provider: youtube.com​
Purpose:​​ remembers if YouTube should show you the old or new style interface.
Expiration: ​Session (if the user closes the browser or visits a site then the session ends).
Website: rochdale.gov.uk

​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.

  • Google Analytics cookies – Google analytics cookies are used as part of Google analytics statistics service. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site and provide content relevant to its users. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The Google cookies track the time spent on various pages (but gather no personal information from our database or session) and expire after 24 months. Further information on Google Analytics cookies can be found at: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites
  • Google privacy policy
  • Flickr privacy policy
  • YouTube privacy policy
  • Twitter privacy policy
  • Facebook privacy policy
  • Socitm privacy policy
  • LuckyOrange cookie information​
  • JustGiving cookie information
  • Rochdale council consultation hub cookie policy
  • Team Netsol - the system to claim benefits only uses cookies to maintain session integrity. There are no cookies used to track user activity or any personal information collected. You can use the online form to claim benefits with cookies disabled.
  • From time to time some pages may contain multimedia content (for example YouTube videos) or social media (for example Twitter feeds) added by the organisation who add the content to this portal. The sites providing the multimedia or social media content do not have access to any of your personal information by using this site.

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 2021. The test was carried out by Sitemorse.

It was last reviewed on 17 May 2021.

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Contact

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If you need to raise a concern to our Data Protection Officer about our use of your personal information, please contact:
 


Information Governance Unit
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU ​

We are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Our registration number is Z5481774.