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Cookies and tracking users

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.

Like many other websites, 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 devices you use to browse 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.

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.

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 websites.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the Stroud District Council website from working to its full functionality. For further details view the table below for cookie descriptions and how they are used. 

Cookies in use on this site

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

Change your cookie preferences

Cookie and name


Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie consent



These cookies are used to remember your cookie preferences for the website.

Expires after 1 year.

ASP.Net session



Used by some areas of the website such as the garden waste & bulky collection booking pages, to keep track of your booking progress.


Expires when you close your browser window.

Forms anti forgery



Anti forgery tokens to prevent Cross-site request forgery. It guarantees that the poster is the one who gets the form.

Expires when you close your browser.

Functionality cookies

My house



This cookie is used in conjunction with My house. It holds information of the address you selected so that any revisits to the webpage can automatically take you to that address, selecting another address will update the cookie.

Expire after 1 month.

Local land charges register



The local land charges register will generate a cookie to use with Google Maps. Only Map details are recorded (Latitude, Longitude, Zoom and Maptype). No personal information or Computer information (such as IP address) is recorded.

Expires after 5 days

Tracking cookies

Site Improve



Site Improve uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about site visitors.

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

AWSELBCORS expires when you close your browser

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