Privacy and cookies


As a data controller we're committed to making sure we're transparent about how we use your personal information and we have the right controls in place to make sure it's used responsibly and kept safe from inappropriate access, theft or misuse.

Being a data controller means we're responsible for how your personal information is used and protected.

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What is a cookie?

Cookies are simple text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie will contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

Most websites you visit will use cookies to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie'). Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user's device when the browser is closed. Persistent Cookies are saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. These are usually used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session for example to store your preferences so they're remembered for your next visit.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time and may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect. On this website, you can manage your cookies using the cookies tool at the bottom of the page. This is indicated using the letter C icon. 

Most web browsers also allow some control of control through the browser settings.

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can change the settings in your browser or device so it notifies you when cookies are sent to it and can refuse them. You can also delete cookies that have already been set - the Help function in your browser or device settings should tell you how. Other cookies in the browser's local memory may be cleared by deleting the browsing history.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

With regard to any third-party cookies, you can manage their preferences and withdraw their consent through the related opt-out link (where provided), by using the means indicated in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Further information on controlling cookies is available at the following websites: and All about Cookies

How to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics 

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Necessary cookies

These cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Name: CookieControl
Set by:
Purpose: Remembers the user's preferences when using our cookie control tool.
Expiration: 90 days

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Set by:
Purpose: unknown
Expiration: session

Analytics and site experience cookies

Cookies in this category improve user experience either by remembering settings on features such as videos or by allowing us to analyse user behaviour which helps us to deliver valuable and useful content

Name: _ga
Set by:
Purpose: used to distinguish users.
Expiration: 2 years

Name: _ga_<container-id>
Set by:
Purpose: used to persist session state.
Expiration: 2 years

Advertising cookies

These cookies are set by 3rd parties, such as when you interact with a Google embedded map, to deliver relevant and personalised ads elsewhere on the internet

There are currently no cookies of this type set on this website.

Cookies from third-party sites

Our site has pages with embedded maps, videos and other content from third-party sites. Cookies from third-party sites may be placed on your computer when viewing this content.

The validity and expiration period of cookies may vary depending on the lifetime set by the owner or the relevant provider. Some of them may expire upon termination of the user's browsing session. Since the use of third-party cookies cannot be fully controlled by the council, to obtain complete information, you are requested to consult the privacy policies of the respective third-party services.

  • Google Analytics cookies – Google analytics cookies are used as part of Google analytics statistics service. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site and provide content relevant to its users. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The Google cookies track the time spent on various pages (but gather no personal information from our database or session) and expire after 24 months. Further information on Google Analytics cookies can be found at: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on WebsitesGoogle Analytics opt-out browser add-on
  • Google privacy policy
  • Flickr privacy policy
  • YouTube privacy policy
  • X privacy policy
  • Facebook privacy policy
  • Camsecure privacy policy
  • From time to time some pages may contain multimedia content (for example YouTube videos) or social media (for example feeds from the social media platform called X) added by the organisation who add the content to this portal. The sites providing the multimedia or social media content do not have access to any of your personal information when you're using the sites.

Please note: if you choose to disable cookies you will lose some features and functionality on the Rochdale Town Hall website.​​

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