What cookies are and what information we gather
Cookies are little data files which are sent to your web browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome) from a website that you visit. They are stored on your computer's hard drive. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that particular website to recognise your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information.
We gather basic information like what web pages you have looked at, your browser settings and when you visited our website.
Control your cookies
Cookie settings allows you to opt out of certain categories of cookies on this website.
When you visit the Kirklees Council website, the web pages you see are downloaded to your web browsing device, along with a cookie. Cookies enable us to do useful things like find out whether you have visited our website before.
Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse information about our visitors, which helps us to provide you with a better service, including content that better meets your needs.
Cookies in Kirklees Council website applications
If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website. However, you may have limited access to some of the pages and some services may be less easy for you to use.
- Childcare and school admissions portal
- Jobs with Kirklees
- Kirklees Council Gateway
- Secure File Transfer
- Kirklees Active Leisure Bookings
- Parking fines
No user information or tracking information is stored in these applications' cookies.
Third party cookies
When visiting our website, you may also notice some cookies that are related to content from other websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from another site (for example, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Vimeo) you may be presented with cookies from these other websites. Kirklees Council does not control these 'third party' cookies. You should check the other websites for more information about their cookies.
Google site search and Google Analytics
Cookies on the Kirklees Council website
These cookies are created when you have seen the cookie banner, accepted cookies and have continued on to view pages on the Kirklees Council website, or when you have opted out of using cookies on the cookie settings page.
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Essential cookies enable the functionality of the website to work. This includes allowing you to apply for a job with the council, pay your council tax bill and access applications on the website.
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Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, so we know which pages are being viewed. This allows us to tailor the content on the website to meet the needs of the website users. These cookies do not collect or store any personal information.
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