Privacy and cookies

The Brighton & Hove City Council website uses cookies to function effectively.

  • We use cookies to remember settings you have chosen, like website translation and font size, and actions you have taken, for example submitting a form. This means you don’t need to re-enter this information each time you visit a new web page.
  • We use cookies to gather information about how our website is used to help us maintain and develop our services. For example we monitor what pages and links are most popular.
  • We do not use cookies to personally identify you or collect information about you as an individual.

You can decide what cookies are allowed and delete cookies at any time by adjusting settings on your web browser. Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of our website. Scroll down to our summary of terms below to find out more about cookies.

Where personal data is requested through forms, the data is only used for the purpose stated on the form and will not be given or sold to any third parties. Find out more about data protection within the council.

This privacy policy only covers the Brighton & Hove City Council website at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk. Websites linked to and from this site are not covered by this policy. External sites linked to from our website include our social media sites. Go to our external links disclaimer for more information.

Summary of terms

Browser
A software application that displays web pages. The most popular ones used to access this website are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Cookie
A cookie is a small text file from a web server stored on your computer by your web browser. Web sites use cookies to 'remember' if a user has visited the site before and keep information about previous visits, for example (pages visited, preferences set). Cookies can also be used to store temporary information as a user moves from page to page within a site (items in a shopping basket etc.). Go to our cookies page for details. Find out more about cookies and how you can manage them by using the help function on your browser or go to www.aboutcookies.org.

IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 198.184.98.9.

User session
A user's visit to a site. Begins when the user first accesses any page on a given site and ends after a visitor has left that site and not revisited it within a specified amount of time (normally 20 minutes) or when the user's browser is closed.

Web server
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.


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