Privacy Notice

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect if Stroud District Council collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our websites

Visitors to our websites

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. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting either of our websites and We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by Stroud District Council

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.




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.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Mapinfo 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.

Political Party Cookie


This cookie is essential for the mobile council web form to operate. It is set only to track your choice of political party. This cookie will expire after 1 day.

Mobile Browser Cookie


This cookie is set on detection of a mobile browser or smartphone. If the user wishes not to use the mobile version of the site, then the cookie is deleted, else the cookie will expire after 7 days.

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.
Where I Live Cookie


This cookie is used in conjunction with Where I Live and Recycling on the SDC mobile website. You are given a choice as to remember your info, if selected it will create the cookie. 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 10 days.
Email Alerts Cookie


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.
Geolocation Session No Name

The About Us page on the mobile site will detect for geolocation to use with google maps api. There is no cookie information held and you may say yes or no to this question.

Once you give permission to the mobile browser to share your location, the browser gathers information about nearby access points and also your device IP address which the browser then sends to the default geolocation service provider (E.g. Google Location Services), to get an estimate of your location. This location estimate is then sent to the requesting website.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit