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Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them, and your options regarding their use when you visit our Healthy Sandwell website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies on the Website for a variety of reasons, including:

  • To improve your browsing experience by remembering your preferences.
  • To gather anonymous statistical information about how users navigate and use the website.
  • To serve personalised content and advertising to you based on your browsing behavior on the Website and other websites.

What type of cookies do we use?

We use the following types of cookies on the Website:

Necessary cookies

It is required to enable the basic features of this site, such as providing secure log-in or adjusting your consent preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.

  • Cookie name: _GRECAPTCHA
    Duration: 6 months
    Description: Google Recaptcha service sets this cookie to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.
  • Cookie name: rc::a
    Duration: never
    Description: This cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.
  • Cookie: rc::f
    Duration: never
    Description: This cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.
  • Cookie: rc::c
    Duration: session
    Description: This cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.
  • Cookie: rc::b
    Duration: session
    Description: This cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.

Functional cookies

Help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.

  • Cookie name: yt-remote-device-id
    Duration: never
    Description: YouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
  • Cookie name: ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY
    Duration: never
    Description: The cookie ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY is used by YouTube to store the last search result entry that was clicked by the user. This information is used to improve the user experience by providing more relevant search results in the future.
  • Cookie name: yt-player-headers-readable
    Duration: never
    Description: The yt-player-headers-readable cookie is used by YouTube to store user preferences related to video playback and interface, enhancing the user’s viewing experience.
  • Cookie name: yt-remote-connected-devices
    Duration: never
    Description: YouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
  • Cookie name: yt-remote-session-app
    Duration: session
    Description: The yt-remote-session-app cookie is used by YouTube to store user preferences and information about the interface of the embedded YouTube video player.
  • Cookie name: yt-remote-cast-installed
    Duration: session
    Description: The yt-remote-cast-installed cookie is used to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
  • Cookie name: yt-remote-session-name
    Duration: session
    Description: The yt-remote-session-name cookie is used by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
  • Cookie name: yt-remote-cast-available
    Duration: session
    Description: The yt-remote-cast-available cookie is used to store the user’s preferences regarding whether casting is available on their YouTube video player.
  • Cookie name: yt-remote-fast-check-period
    Duration: session
    Description: The yt-remote-fast-check-period cookie is used by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences for embedded YouTube videos.

Analytics cookies

These cookies allow us to analyze how users use the Website, including which pages they visit most often and whether they encounter error messages from those pages. We use this information to improve the Website and ensure that it is functioning properly. Analytics cookies are usually set by third-party analytics tools and services we use on the Website, such as Google Analytics. You can opt out of these cookies by following the instructions provided by the relevant third-party analytics tool or service provider.

  • Cookie name:_ga_*
    Duration: 1 year 1 month 4 days
    Description: Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.
  • Cookie name: _ga
    Duration: 1 year 1 month 4 days
    Description: Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.

Essential cookies

These cookies are necessary for the Website to function properly, and they cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Website may not work without them.

Performance cookies

Used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to serve personalized content and advertising to you based on your browsing behaviour on the Website and other websites. They may be set by us or by third-party advertising networks we work with. Advertising cookies are often set by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations, such as advertisers.

  • Cookie name: YSC
    Duration: session
    Description: Youtube sets this cookie to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
  • Cookie name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
    Duration: 6 months
    Description: YouTube sets this cookie to measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
  • Cookie name: VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA
    Duration: 6 months
    Description: YouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.
  • Cookie name: PREF
    Duration: 8 months
    Description: PREF cookie is set by Youtube to store user preferences like language, format of search results and other customizations for YouTube Videos embedded in different sites.

We incorporate CookieYes on our website for GDPR compliance. CookieYes helps us to provide a cookie banner and consent management solution for our website visitors.

How do you control cookies?

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. However, if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

To learn more about how to manage and control cookies, please visit the following websites:

https://www.aboutcookies.org/

https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Please revisit this page regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of cookies, please contact us at Visitor_Services@sandwell.gov.uk.

This cookie policy was last reviewed on 07-06-2024.