Terms and conditions

The Northamptonshire County Council website is a service operated by Northamptonshire County Council.  By using this site you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

Privacy policy

This privacy policy applies only to Northamptonshire County Council (NCC). If you transfer to another site, please read the privacy policy relating to their information.

We will not transfer personal information to other sites, unless you have been advised that we will do so.

Cookies  

Like many other web sites we use cookies on our site. Cookies can help a website to personalise your visit. A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can, among other things, remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

EU cookie directive

A new European Union directive requires us to gain the consent of our users to download cookies on to their machines.

There are various methods we could use to gain users consent. For example, we could use pop-ups; prompting users to tick a box to confirm they give permission for us to download cookies on their machine. Alternatively, we could use an online form that all users must complete before using the website.

We consider both of these solutions as obtrusive. We want our users to find information and services quickly. Therefore, we have taken the decision to promote how we use cookies on our website instead. This will enable users to make an informed decision whether they want to disable this feature.

Our cookies

When you use this website, you may be sent the following cookies, which will be used for the following purposes:

Session cookies - For our online forms we have to use session cookies to pass information such as progress from one page of the form to the next. 

Statistics cookies - The statistics cookies provide us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people that visit the site, the number who return; where they came from and so on.  This is essential to understand which parts of the website are most popular, and to monitor user journeys so our processes can be improved accordingly.

For more information on the cookie set by Google Analytics (our statistics cookie) please go see Google's privacy policy.  To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please go to Google's opt out page.

Other cookies

As we link to third party sites, cookies will appear from these sites if the links are followed. Please go to the websites directly to find out how they manage cookies.

How to control, delete, and disable cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

For more information on how to control, delete and disable cookies, you may wish to visit About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of web browsers.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may cause our website to work incorrectly.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Disclaimer 

Whilst every effort is made to keep the information contained on this website accurate, neither Northamptonshire County Council (NCC), nor any of its employees, contractors or agents are responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage which might arise from the use of the information on this site.

NCC makes no representation or warranty that use of this website, or materials downloaded from it, will not cause computer virus infection or other damage to property.

You are advised to take your own precautions to ensure that you have adequate measures to prevent any such problems.

It is always wise to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet.

Links to other sites

Certain links in our site will take you outside our site to an external web address. These links will all open in the same browser window. To open the site in a new window hold the shift key or right click the link and select 'open in new window'.

We make every effort to ensure that the links provided by this website to other websites are relevant and provide useful information.

These links are provided for your convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked site. 

We cannot vouch for the accuracy of any of the external sites linked to, or guarantee that these links will work all of the time as we have no control over the availability of the linked sites.

Each of these linked sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. If you visit a website that is linked from our site, you should consult that site's privacy policy before providing any personal information.

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