What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be placed on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit a website.

Why use cookies?

Cookies are widely used to make websites work efficiently. They are also used to give website operators useful but non-personal information about how people use their websites. Cookies will also allow people to navigate between pages efficiently, letting you set web preferences and enabling you to use services you have specifically asked for.

You can find out more information on how to manage cookies at the Kent County Council cookies page.

How we use cookies

We do not use cookies for the general running of this website, however, we do use cookies for the purpose of:

  • Enabling services you have specifically asked for,
  • Collecting anonymised information of the pages visited using Google Analytics (we use Google Analytics on all our websites),
  • Remembering choices you make or that improve your experience of the website

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. You can stop cookies from being downloaded onto your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Managing your cookie preferences

If you previously accepted cookies on our site, but have now changed your mind, you can stop us from using any new cookies by managing your cookie preferences.

Changing your preferences won't remove any cookies that have already been set. If you want to do that, you'll need to take a few extra steps. For guidance, use the help function of your browser or visit the Information Commissioner's Office website.