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 changes and Medway Council has updated its Cookie Policy to reflect the changes.

We have investigated the use of cookies not only on our own 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 future development.

The table below explains some of the cookies we use and why.





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Google Analytics


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.

Font resizer

Simple-Font resizer

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.



Persistent cookies




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 webeditor@medway.gov.uk.

In the meantime, most web browsers allow you to control the use of cookies on your computer and to delete any cookies already installed.

Note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.