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Cookies are small anonymous text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your user experience.

Cookies can be categorised according to the purpose they serve. Some cookies are strictly necessary other are used to provide personalised functionality or to monitor the performance of the website.

Cookies are not used to store any personal data, the collection of personal data is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 and explained in our site privacy policy.

We've provided links to useful websites that can explain cookies in more detail.

How to manage or delete cookies

To see what cookies have been set out and how to manage and delete them, visit

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How we use cookies

Bradford Council is committed to only using cookies that are either essential (i.e. they are required to make something work) or that help us to make your experience of using the website better.

Cookies used on this website

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Cookie set by Prospects Online pages to tell us that you accept our site cookies.

This cookie tells us that you accept our site cookies. It is set if you click the button that says "Don't show this message again" in the cookies banner.

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ASP.NET_SessionId Essential site cookie This cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set upon your arrival to the Prospects Online website. The cookie stores a randomly generated 20 character value. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.  

Google Analytics and Site Analyze cookies

We use web analytics to help us improve the website.

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Google analytics   These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.  

Social media cookies

We provide access to content from social media and networking websites such as YouTube and Twitter. Please check with these websites to find out how your information is used.

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VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE from You tube embedded content Expires 10 years A cookie used to remember your previous selections or preferred settings made when looking at information or using a service. Cookies remain for up to eight months when they expire. They are then deleted. You can also delete these cookies at any time.

How we use Google Analytics data

All of the data collected is anonymous and cannot identify an individual and no personal details are stored. We have given examples of how this data has helped us make improvements to our website.

Data collected on page views

We have used the data obtained on page views to analyse what task a user comes to the website to perform.

Other data collected

We can use the data collected about browser version and devices that are being used by citizens to access the Prospects Online website to inform our web strategy and future development plans.

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