What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of numbers and letters that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies help make it easier for you to use websites by remembering things you have done, such as closing a pop-up so it doesn’t keep returning. Cookies also help the owners of the site see how visitors use it, and make improvements to the website based on these statistics.


Is my personal data collected?

No. At Arun District Council we do use cookies for analytics (monitoring how people use the site so that we can improve it), but we have set these cookies so they are anonymised. This means they do not collect any personal details for for our analytics tools.

We may embed content from other sites, such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you could be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the distribution of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information.

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Can I choose not to allow cookies?

Yes; but it could make the site run less smoothly, for example if you have set a preference you might have to repeatedly enter it if you did not allow cookies to be used. To find out more or control and delete cookies as you wish, visit

You can use your browser settings to control or restrict cookies. You can also delete any cookies currently stored. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use it. This is also available in the Chrome web store.