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Cookie Policy

By using the Torfaen County Borough Council website you are confirming that you are happy to accept our use of cookies. Here you can find out more about how we use them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small, harmless text files placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website.

What do cookies do?

Cookies are their to make it easier for you. They help by remembering things like items you put in your shopping basket or whether you are logged in to a site.

Are cookies safe?

Cookies are safe as they only contain information about your visits to a site. They do not contain any personal information.

Why should I keep cookies switched on?

We advise you to keep cookies active during your visits to our website because parts of the site rely on them to work properly.

Types of cookie we use

Like most large websites, Torfaen County Borough Council uses session cookies and persistent cookies. Neither session cookies nor persistent cookies collect any personally identifiable information.

Session cookies

Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit (your 'session') and are deleted when you close your browser. These simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page.

Persistent cookies

We also use certain cookies that are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session. Persistent cookies help our website remember you as a user each time you use the same computer to revisit us.

Cookies used on this site

This website uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below along with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

CMS cookies used on this site
NameTypical UseExpires
CMSFontSizeCookie Stores your current font size selection 12 Months
csession Randomly generated session ID When the user exits the browser
ASP.NET_SessionId Randomly generated session ID When the user exits the browser

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use this site and when issues are encountered (such as broken links). Google analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you were on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not store your personal information so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our data.

We use Google Analytics to make sure our website is meeting our users’ needs and to help prioritise improvements. Google provides more details on the  Google privacy and cookie policy  page. Google also provides a  browser add-on  which allows you to opt out of Google Analytics across all websites.

Google cookies used on this site
NameTypical ContentExpires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number 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) 6 months

Turning cookies on or off

You have a number of options when it comes to receiving cookies. You can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only ‘trusted’ sites to send them, or to accept only those cookies from websites you are currently using.

We recommend that you don’t block all cookies because parts of our website rely on them to work properly.

To find out how to turn cookies on and off in your browser and for the latest how-to guides for your browser, go to http://www.aboutcookies.org.

Llanyrafon Manor

Llanyrafon Manor, Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran, NP44 8HT
Tel: 01633 648562

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