Privacy and Cookies

Visitors to our website

 

When someone visits http://www.visitthevale.com 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 our website. 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 upfront 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 the Vale of Glamorgan 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.

Cookies
Cookie NamePurposeMore Information
 Google Analytics _utma

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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 vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Privacy
Visit the Vale Council site cookie acceptance VOGCookiesAccepted To record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the Vale of Glamorgan Council website.  
Visit the Vale site language preference lang To store your language preference for browsing our site.  
Visit the Vale Council website Servers

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These cookies are used to keep the user assigned to the correct server.  

 

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 http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

As Visit the Vale creates new services, this may mean we need to amend this statement. If our privacy policy changes at any time in the future, it will be posted on this page.