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Based on the original design by Liverpool Direct Limited for Liverpool City Council with their kind permission. Adapted and modified by Bolton Council. 

Disclaimer

Whilst every care has been taken in compilation of information Bolton Council cannot guarantee its accuracy and will not be liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of using these pages. The information provided by this website is for general guidance only.

These pages also contain links to other sites which are not in any way endorsed by Bolton Council. Bolton Council will not be liable for any loss damage or inconvenience caused as a result of using these links.

In using the Bolton Council website, you will be deemed to accept these terms. 

Privacy

We do not collect personal data about people who browse this website, unless you voluntarily submit your personal details to us via a form or email. If so:

  • lock iconWe will process your personal data within the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 and other relevant legislation. This is indicated on our web pages by the lock symbol (shown on the right)
  • We will indicate why we are collecting the data
  • We will only use the data for the purpose for which it has been collected
  • We will only share the data with other organisations if it is stated at the point of collecting the data or if required by law or in order to carry out local authority functions in line with the Data Protection Act
  • We will not use your data for marketing products or services to you without your consent
  • We will keep your data for the minimum time necessary
  • We will respect your rights under the Data Protection Act to access the data we hold about you
  • We will keep your personal data securely
  • We use a cookie to collect IP address information purely for statistical purposes, in order to monitor the usage of our website. This does not identify you as individual.

We may also use cookies to make it easier to browse the site (for example in questionnaires, so that you do not have to resubmit data). If so, we will inform you of this and give you an opportunity to reject them.

Cookies



What are cookies?

We sometimes put cookies on your computer to make our website work smarter. Cookies are small data files stored by your browser on your computer.

They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
  • Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. You can delete these small files at anytime.

Please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.



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How we use cookies

Bolton.gov.uk and it’s sub-domains uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will approximately last.

We’ve tried list the use of all cookies as accurately as possible, however, as things are constantly changing, so do our uses of cookies, and we will review this information periodically to make sure it’s kept up to date.

If you do choose to delete our cookies or disable future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

 

Measuring website usage

We use Google Analytics and SiteAnalyze to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics and SiteAnalyze stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics and SiteAnalyze:

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These cookies are set to expire from 30 minutes to 2 years or 1,000 days.

The session cookie expires when you close your browser

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Storing your location

Some pages on this site provide you with information based on your location. So when you enter your postcode, we save it to a cookie. This means you don’t have to keep typing your postcode in, and means we’ll always point you towards services that are closest to you e.g. the nearest recycling sites. It will also remember the most recent maps you selected or the panels you opened which will be accessible when you visit the website again.

We also provide other important information from the NHS such as your nearest doctor or dentist which has a session cookie.

Please note map based information will not work unless you accept cookies.

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These cookies are set to expire from one month to a year.

The session cookie expires when you close your browser

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Storing your accessibility settings

This site provides accessibility settings that you can adjust to suit your needs. If you switch them on, we store the settings in a cookie, so that they apply to each page you look at.

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Displaying the Bolton font

When you first access the website, we set a cookie to remember the font. This helps to load the page quickly without the need to fetch the font every time you access another page.

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The session cookie expires when you close your browser

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Displaying transport information

We currently link to a transport feed which provides you details of all the latest travel information. To do this, we use a Google feed reader which sets a cookie. We are currently reviewing alternative feed readers which don’t set cookies as we don’t think these are necessary.

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Voting for Bolton’s Best

We like voting to be fair, and to do this properly we set a cookie which allows people to vote once only.

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Cookies on Bolton.gov.uk from other organisations and social networking websites

Whilst browsing the website you may notice some cookies that are not related to bolton.gov.uk. This happens when you visit a page with content inserted from a third party. We currently embed links or widgets from the following social networking sites:

These websites may place cookies on your computer either when you access certain functionality or a page.

Bolton Council does not control how a third party uses their cookies. You should check these third party websites’ privacy policies for more information about their cookies if you are concerned about this.



Cookies on our sub-domains


Keeping your information safe

To keep your information safe we need to set cookies. This makes sure that the details in the shopping basket are kept securely on payments.bolton.gov.uk.

Please note you will not be able to make a payment unless you accept cookies.

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These session cookies expire when you close your browser

 

 

Your logged in details

These cookies are used to store relevant information about the logged in user on yourbolton.info. We will review the length of time these cookies are set to expire as we don’t think it’s necessary to hold this information for a year. This website also contains analytic cookies which help us continuously improve our site to meet users’ needs.

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The first five cookies are set to expire after one year

The session cookies expire when you close your browser

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Cookies on our other websites (sub-domains)

Our other websites (below) set either session cookies that expire when you close your browser, or use a cookie to display the font, or use analytic cookies which help us continuously improve our sites to meet users’ needs.

  • democracy.bolton.gov.uk
  • planningpa.bolton.gov.uk
  • publicart.bolton.gov.uk
  • publications.bolton.gov.uk
  • boltonvision.org.uk
  • boltonlife.org.uk
  • youngboltonlife.org.uk
  • licensing.bolton.gov.uk
  • prism.bolton.gov.uk
  • localdirectory.bolton.gov.uk

 

How to opt-out of using cookies

You can opt-out of using cookies altogether. If you do choose to delete our cookies or disable future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site. If you do decide to disable cookies, you can re-enable them at any time.

You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them by visiting direct.gov or www.aboutcookies.org

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

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