Cookie Policy

The Tyne Tees BCC website, like many others, uses cookies to enhance your experience and help us find out about our visitors so we can improve their experience.

Here we tell you more about what cookies are, why we use them, which cookies we use and how you can manage cookies using your browser settings.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile device by our website. They’re used to store information about your visit and improve your browsing experience.

Cookies used by Tyne Tees BCC are not intended to identify you personally. Any personal information you provide to us is stored securely and in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

Why do we use cookies?

The cookies we use on our website fall into these categories:

Performance Cookies

We use these for recording information about visits and traffic sources. For this we use Google Analytics, one of the most popular web analytics packages available. These cookies let us review visitor behaviour, helping us to learn and improve user experience. They provide collated information so are anonymous. Visit the Google Analytics website to find out more .

Targeting Cookies

Cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners using online behavioural advertising. These may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites you visit.

They do not store any personally identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

To find out more about online behavioural advertising visit the Your Online Choices website. This consumer orientated website gives a straightforward guide to online behavioural advertising.

Email Tracking Cookies

We also use cookies to track when our email communications are opened and which links contained in the emails you choose to use. This lets us see what information is of interest to you and to tailor future messages accordingly. At any time you can decide not to receive these emails and click to ‘unsubscribe’.

How do I manage my cookies?

Modern browsers let you change your cookie settings – bear in mind though that changing your settings may mean some parts of our website won’t work properly for you.
See links to most popular browsers and their cookie settings.

Want to know more about cookies?

Visit Microsoft cookie FAQs

Or visit the All About Cookies website

To find out more about data protection, cookies and more, visit the Information Commissioners Office