East Hampshire District Council places cookies on your device when using our website. The purpose of this is to make your visit to our website as friendly and efficient as possible.

UK Regulations

There are various laws and regulations which apply to the use of cookies on websites. The most recent changes relate to the Data Protection Act 2018.  The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which subsequently became the UK GDPR.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are stored in the memory of your computer, mobile phone and tablet device. They are generally used to make content, services and advertising more relevant to you.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally, they’re just here to make the website work better for you.

For more information about cookies and details of how to delete and disable them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience by:

  • Recognising your preferred settings
  • Giving you a browsing experience that is unique to you and to serve you content which we believe improves your site experience
  • Analysing how you use our website which helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance.

Cookie preference

CookieControl - this cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on www.easthants.gov.uk.

Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Council Advertising Network

The Council Advertising Network (CAN) delivers adverts on our website. The adverts are managed by a Google tool called Doubleclick for Publishers (DFP). DFP uses cookies to track who has seen which adverts and to track how those adverts are performing. 

Google DFP uses the following cookies – _gads, _drt, _id.

Google and the Council Advertising Network have their own advertising privacy policy.

You can opt out of getting personalised adverts on the Your Online Choices website.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the website for, how you got here and what you click on while you are here.

We do not collect or store any other personal information and this data cannot be used to identify who you are.

Google Analytics uses the following cookies – _utma, _utmz, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _ga, _gat, _gid.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics at anytime.

Google API

Google captures some information as you view some Google apps or Google services embedded within our website. Their purposes are both to remember options (such as location, zoom level, view type or part of the app), but also to capture analytical information about usage.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google at anytime.

Some services on our website would cease to work correctly, may not be able to remember preferences, or fail to load.

Granicus/Gov Delivery

East Hampshire District Council’s newsletter updates are delivered by Granicus' govDelivery service.

By subscribing to receive information from East Hampshire District Council through the Granicus govDelivery service, you expressly declare your consent to Granicus’ cookie policy and the processing of your information by them.

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We also use the cookie 't' which is an overlay that appears as a prompt to sign up to our Gov Delivery service.

It is a script tag and comes from the source - https://content.govdelivery.com/overlay/js/9821.js

ReachDeck (Browsealoud)

This website uses ReachDeck, an accessibility and reading support add-on that helps you to read the content. To learn more about ReachDeck, visit www.texthelp.com.

ReachDeck stores some data in the Local Storage in your browser, to enable the add-on to work correctly and remember your preferences. Examples of preferences include colour choices, translation language choices, or screen mask configuration. Look at the ReachDeck user settings panel to see all the different types of information.

ReachDeck also stores the toolbar state. This ensures that when you enable an icon, it will remain enabled when you return to the website, or navigate to another page.

ReachDeck does not transmit any of this information to Texthelp servers.

ReachDeck also continues to use anonymised Google Analytics to collect general usage statistics to help us improve ReachDeck in future releases. This usage is considered to be a Tracking Cookie under EU Cookie Law, and it is important that users are able to opt out of this.

We are aware of an issue with our cookie tool which is preventing users from doing this. We are looking into this as a matter of urgency.

IP Anonymisation is used to ensure that both Google and Texthelp cannot identify individual users. ReachDeck does not log any personally identifiable information in these analytics.

Find out what cookies Reachdeck use.

Social media

We use videos from Vimeo and YouTube and feeds from Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages.

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How can I control my cookies?

You have a number of options when it comes to receiving cookies. You can set your browser to either reject all cookies, only allow ‘trusted’ ones, or to only accept 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.

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For more information about cookies and details of how to delete and disable them, please visit AboutCookies.org.