Find out what cookies are, how we use them on and how you can control them.

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

We use 3 types of cookies to store information about how you use our site.

1. Strictly necessary cookies 

These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through a form (for example a licence application).

Without these cookies our website couldn't work properly, so they can only be turned off by changing your internet browser settings.

2. Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics and Siteimprove to measure how you use 

Google Analytics and Siteimprove cookies store anonymised information about things like:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

These cookies help us improve our website, and expire within 2 years.

We do not allow Google Analytics or Siteimprove to use or share the data about how you use this site. 

Cookies that measure website use are not essential, and can be turned off by changing your internet browser settings.

3. Cookies that help with our communications and marketing

Some pages on may contain content from other sites, like YouTube. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services.

Where we show YouTube videos on our site, YouTube sets cookies when you visit the page. This tells us how many people are seeing the content, and the cookies all expire within 9 months.

Cookies that help with our communications marketing are not essential, and can be turned off by changing your internet browser settings.

How to control cookies

You can control cookies using your internet browser settings. 

For example, you can choose to allow, block, delete or clear cookies for some or all websites you visit, including

Find out how to control cookies using different browsers:

You can search for cookies information related to other internet browsers using a search engine, such as Google. 

Further information on cookies

If you have any questions about how we use cookies on, please contact

You can find out more about cookies from the regulator, including how to report a concern. Visit the Information Commissioner's Office website.

For full details of how Suffolk County Council uses your personal information, visit our privacy and data protection page.