Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, such as the number of visitors. Most major websites use cookies.

Types of cookies used on our website

Our own cookies, as well as third party cookies, are listed below. If you use our website, you agree to our use of cookies.

'Strictly necessary' cookies

Some cookies on our website are essential for us to be able to provide you with a service you have requested. If you prevent these cookies, via your browser for example, we can't predict how our website will perform during your visit. Some services may stop working.

'Analytics' cookies

We use analytics cookies to help us understand how users engage with our website. They also allow us to see which features are most popular and make them better, and remove the features that nobody uses. We would find it difficult to analyse how well our website was performing and improve it without these cookies.

These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works.

We use 'analytics cookies' for recording things like:

  • the number of visitors to our website
  • the type of device used to access our website such as PC, mobile phone or iPad
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. No personal details are recorded. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site and the pages they visited. View Google privacy policy

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

These are considered non-essential cookies. If you do not accept cookies, these will be disabled.

Disable all cookies

For information on how to disable all cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

If you disabled all cookies on our website, some services will not work properly, for example online forms and payments.

More information

Useful information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org

If you have a query about our use of cookies, please email webmaster@belfastcity.gov.uk

We may update this policy from time to time. We last changed this policy on 14 May 2019.