Cookies are small text files that websites put on your computer or mobile device while you’re browsing. Cookies are used for many different purposes. For example, they can:
- help search engines remember that you want your search results in English
- help a website remember your preferences so that you don’t need to customise it every time
- help websites to deliver a better service by showing you the content most relevant to you identify and resolve errors
- analyse how well a website is performing.
The most common function of cookies is to remember bits of information that help make browsing the web easier and more hassle-free for you.
How are cookies used on this site?
For Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics [GA4] to help improve our support, content and general user experience.
Font Size Selector – If you use the Font Size selector on the accessibility page this will also set a cookie.
|Cookie preference||Cookie Control||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.|
|Language selection||language||This cookie is used to remember any selection a user has made about language on www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk, using the language selector, so that the site will be shown in their chosen language when returning to the site.|
|Universal Analytics (Google Analytics [GA4])||_ga|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.|
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
|PHP Applications||PHPSESSID||This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie stores and identifies a user’s unique session ID to manage user sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and will be deleted when all the browser windows are closed.|
|Google Recaptcha||_GRECAPTCHA||Google Recaptcha service sets this cookie to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.|
|We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer when you arrive on a page containing a YouTube video. The cookies do not directly identify individual users and YouTube will not store information to personalise your experience unless you are logged in to a Google account.|
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then Accept or Reject optional cookies. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
Alternatively, 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, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.