Oldbury On Severn Community Website is committed to protecting your privacy.
This page explains what cookies are and how we use them on our website.
1) What is a cookie
Cookies are small text files which are stored by your internet browser on your computer, tablet or mobile. They are used to make websites work better or more efficiently. Websites are able to read and write these text files, enabling them to recognise you and important information about you – such as your settings and preferences.
Most web browsers will automatically accept cookies, however if you wish to prevent this from happening there is a simple procedure for most browsers that allows you to deny the cookie feature. More information about this is included later.
There are two types of cookies that may be utilised by this website – ‘Session’ cookies and ‘Persistent’ cookies.
A session cookie is used every time you visit our website to give each visitor a unique session ID. We use this type of cookie to track your actions on our website – such as which pages you visit and how long you stay. Session cookies only last for the duration of your browser session – ie, from the time you open your browser to the time you close it. After you leave our website and close your browser all session cookies are deleted. Each time you visit our website you will be give a new, unique session ID.
A persistent cookie allows your preferences or actions to be remembered. It lasts longer than a session cookie and lasts for a period of time specified in the cookie, and will vary from cookie to cookie. This type of cookie is not deleted when you close your browser window but will be stored on your device and activated each time you revisit the website where the cookie was created.
The cookies we use on the Oldbury On Seven Community Website allows us to analysis how our visitors interact with our website – for instance which pages are most popular / how you found our website / what type of device you used to view our website. We use this information to help us improve our website – for instance making the website more ‘mobile friendly’ or making sure popular information is easily available on each page.
We Do Not collect any personally identifiable data through the cookies on our website.
3) Managing Cookies
Many popular web browsers can be configured to to ask you for your consent before cookies are accepted and stored on your device. Whilst this will give you more control over the data that is collected about you, it may impact on your browsing experience as you will have to accept lots of individual cookie requests each time you load a web page.
You have the right to refuse to accept cookies at any time by configuring your web browser to block all or some of the cookies websites issue. Instructions for how to do this for the most popular web browsers are included below. Please note that by turning off future cookies you may be unable to access some features on the websites you visit or the website may not behave in the expected way.