Cookies

We recommend you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us provide a better service and make our website easier to use.

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from.

If you set your browser to refuse all cookies, please be aware that some websites will not work in the way that you expect them to.

The law which applies to how we use cookies and similar technologies for storing information on a user’s equipment such as their computer or mobile device changed on 26 May 2011. If you want to read more information about this law, please download the document: Changes to the rules on using cookies and similar technologies for storing information from the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

What is a cookie and how do we use them on our sites?

A cookie is a simple file of letters and numbers that is stored 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 is unique to your web browser. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences.

On the Doncaster Council website we use cookies to allow you to choose which of our 2 homepages you prefer to see when you visit. If you choose the Search homepage as your starting point for browsing, then you will always be presented with this page when you visit. If, however, you choose to visit the Menu homepage, this is the page you will be taken to next time you visit. This type of ‘selection’ can only be done by storing a cookie on your device.

On some of our other websites cookies are used so that we can count the number of visitors we have to the website, and to record what pages they look at. These statistics are used to improve the content of the sites so that we are concentrating on what we know visitors want to look at. These cookies do not record any personal information about the visitor, but they are stored on your computer.

You can find out more about cookies by visiting: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

The cookies we use

These are the cookies we use on our site:

Cookie name

Type of Cookie

How long it stays on your computer

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session Cookie

At end of session

homepage

Persistent Cookie

One month from each time you visit the site

Removing cookies from your computer

It is possible for you to manually delete all the cookies from your computer. How you do this depends on which web browser you use. Below are brief details for the 3 most used web browsers, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox.

Internet Explorer

  • From the menu bar, choose ToolsInternet Options
  • From Browsing history choose Delete
  • Make sure Cookiesis checked and click the Delete button

Google Chrome

  • From the Menu bar choose Customise and Control(spanner icon) > Settings 
  • Select Show Advanced settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data
  • make sure that Delete cookies and other site and plug-in datais ticked and then click Clear browsing data

Firefox

  • From the Menu Bar choose ToolsOptions
  • On the Privacy tabselect remove individual cookies
  • Click Remove all cookies
  • Test link