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A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer, in this
case by the Medway Council website, www.medway.gov.uk.
The law relating to cookies has recently changed. The
Information Commissioner's Office has issued guidance on the
websites but also that of third party sites and products that we
use. To the best of our knowledge cookies are only used on our
websites to enhance the user experience, to enable specific
features to function and to enable us to gather statistics about
the way users navigate our websites to inform
The table below explains some of the cookies we use and
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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. 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.
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To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all
websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
This cookie holds the font size setting selected for the life of
the session - so if you close the browser the font-size is
reset and there is no trace of the cookie.
Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing
session and are deleted from the user's device when the browser is
closed. They enable the website you are visiting to keep track of
your movement from page to page so you don't get asked for the same
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period
(usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is
closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you
are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this
type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are
remembered for the next visit.
If you would like any further information about cookies and what
we're doing to comply with the 2011 legislation email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, most web browsers allow you to control the use
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