Harlow Council’s website uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer or device.

Cookies are small text files. They are primarily used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies work by:

Remembering settings (where provided), so that you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new web page.

Measuring how you use the website so that it can be adjusted and improved over time to make sure it continues to meet your needs.

Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site will not work as expected without them. For example, cookies may be set when you submit a form, login or interact with the website by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.

We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors to enhance your experience of the site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

The information collected by these cookies is only used during the session for the benefit of the user and is not stored after the session has ended.

We need your consent to store these cookies on your device and request it in the cookie message banner at the top of your screen that looks like this:

If you're not happy with the cookies we use and do not want to provide consent, you can change your browser settings to disable cookies on your device. However some features of this website and other sites may be unavailable or might not work as you would expect. 

This will also be the case where you choose to ignore the cookie message and it will continue to remind you.

You can withdraw your consent at any time by changing your browser settings and the All About Cookies website has some useful information on how to control and delete third-party cookies.

Cookies on our website

Cookies on our website
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The cookies used on our site only collect browsing data and we do not collect or store any other personal information such as your name and address. This data cannot be used to identify who you are.

Cookies on other websites

Our website links to our Facebook, Twitter an YouTube accounts.  These websites may place cookies on your device when viewing these pages. You can read their cookie policy on their website:

For more information on how we collect, use and protect personal information generally, as well as your rights as a data subject, you can read our main privacy notice