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 suffolk.gov.uk.
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 suffolk.gov.uk 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 suffolk.gov.uk.
Find out how to control cookies using different browsers:
- Chrome cookies information
- Safari cookies information
- Internet Explorer cookies information
- Microsoft Edge cookies information
- Samsung Internet cookies information
- Firefox cookies information
You can search for cookies information related to other internet browsers using a search engine, such as Google.
Further information on cookies
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.