What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
The St.Helens Council website uses:
- Analytics cookies
These help us to determine the content that our visitors find the most useful and help us to see the trends in St.Helens Council content viewed. We aim to improve the content on our website by analysing our visitor activity.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies