Privacy & cookie policy

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.

What is a cookie?

Like many other web sites, we use cookies. Cookies can help a website to personalise your visit. A cookie is a small piece of text which can be stored on your computer, smartphone or other device you use to surf the web. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the Stroud District Council website from working to its full functionality.

How to disable cookies

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this and other website. There is more information about cookies, including how to delete them on the About Cookies website.

Cookies on our website

Stroud District Council uses the following cookies to ensure our website provides you with an enhanced customer experience:




More information

Google Analytics Cookie


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 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.

Overview of privacy at Google

Landcharges Map info Cookie (Geolocation Cookie)


Land Charges online will generate a cookie (that will expire after 5 days) to use with Google Maps. This is an essential cookie in order for the Land Charges search to work accurately. Only Map details are recorded (Latitude, Longitude, Zoom and Maptype). No personal information or Computer information (such as IP address) is recorded.


Site Improve Cookie


nmstat is used to help record your usage of the site. Expires 1000 days after your last visit.

ASP.NET_SessionId is used to track the sequence of pages you look at during a visit. It expires when you close your browser

Siteimprove uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about site visitors. following cookies are set by siteimprove.

My house Cookie


This cookie is used in conjunction with My house. It holds address information of the address you selected so that any revisits to the webpage can automatically take you to that address, selecting another address will delete the cookie. The Cookie will expire after 1 month.


SDC Alerts


This cookie is used in conjunction with Planning Email Alerts on main website. When you are verified as a new user and/or login to alerts, the cookie is generated to help track who you are and what access to menu's you may have. It holds your email address that you registered with. The Cookie will expire after 1 day or immediately on Logout.


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This page was last updated: 18 May 2016

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