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Newcastle City Council uses cookies to store information on your computer to give you a better website experience.

Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of this site to work and have already been set. These go beyond simply clicking on links and can be used when you log in, submit a form or interact with the site.

We also use some non essential cookies to track how users navigate around the website, which pages they visit and for how long. We do not collect any personal information. This information helps us to improve your experience of the site.

These cookies improve your browsing experience by:

  • measuring how you use the website so we can improve your experience
  • remembering information you've given (eg whether you want the menu open or closed)

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use the site (e.g. what pages you visit and how long you spend on the site). We never store any personal information (e.g. your name, address), so the information we collect can never be used to identify you. Google will never use or share your analytic information either.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Google Analytics

Name

Content

Expires

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Randomly generated number

2 years

_utmb

Randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

Randomly generated number

End of session (when you close your browser)

_utmz

Randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

2 years

We use three other cookies which are listed below:

Session cookies

Name

Content

Expires

Session ID

Randomly generated number

4 weeks

has_js (Detects if a user has javascript)

0 or 1 (true or false)

End of session (when you close your browser)

nccmenuhide

0 or 1 (true or false)

End of session (when you close your browser)

Page last updated: 15 July, 2014