Cookies and privacy

Privacy statement

Cheshire East Council (the “council”) owns, manages and runs the Information Cheshire East (iCE) website

If you are browsing our website you do not need to disclose your personal details.

Personal information we collect

The Council does not capture or store any personal information about individuals who access this website (see cookies below) except where you voluntarily choose to give the council your personal details either via email, to make a payment, by using an online form on the website, registering with us or by enquiring about any of the council’s services.

If you subscribe to our mailing lists for information, we will ask you to indicate the areas in which you are interested. This is so we can tailor the information we send to you to cover the areas in which you are interested.

What we do with personal information

No personal residential home or home care client data is held on Information Cheshire East. Residential Home and Home Care organisation contact details will be held.

We use this information only for the intended purpose that you have provided it.

Your information will be held only for as long as necessary and it will not be passed to any other parties.

Cheshire East Council has implemented technical measures to safeguard your information from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

Cookies

The iCE makes use of cookies in the public interface to allow it to personalise its website to meet your requirements. If you do not wish to receive a cookie, then you can set your web browser to reject/deny it. In Internet Explorer this can be done by adjusting the privacy settings within “Internet Options” from the “Tools” menu.

However, if cookies are turned off it will disable some of the functionality including favourites and shortlisting.

Information collected automatically to improve our website

iCE collects and stores the following information that is automatically recognised. The:

  • date and time
  • originating IP
  • type of browser
  • operating system used
  • URL of the referring page
  • object requested
  • completion status of the request

Visitors to our website remain anonymous as the council does not seek to link any of the data collected to individuals. The information only allows the council to assess the popularity of the pages on the website, so that continual improvements can be made to the site.

Definition of terms

Browser
Short for Web browser, a software application used to locate and display Web pages. The most popular browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.

Cookie
Cookies are text of information that are stored on your computer by the websites you visited. Cookie information contains an ID tag that will be used to recognize you when you return to the page and personalise your visit. Information supplied by cookies can help analyse the profile of our visitors and help to provide you with a better user experience.

IP (Internet Protocol)
The technical standard by which data is transferred between two devices. All networks connected to the internet speak IP,

IP address
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (for example a computer or printer)

URL
Web sites are found by their addresses. Each web site has a URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, assigned to it.

Web server
Makes it possible to be able to access content like web pages, or other data from anywhere as long as it is connected to the internet.

Links

Please note that this privacy statement does not cover links to other websites.

Notification of changes

As Cheshire East Council creates new online services this may generate a need to amend this privacy statement.

Future developments

If our information changes at any time in the future Cheshire East Council will post the policy changes on this page.

Support

If you have any queries about the privacy policy please contact:

Email: webteam@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Tel: 01606 271900
Web Team, Cheshire East Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach Cheshire CW11 1HZ.

If you are not satisfied with our response you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, CK9 5AF
Website: www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk