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Cookies on the Tameside MBC website

To make this website easier to use, we store files called cookies on your device. They improve your experience by remembering settings, remembering information and allowing us to see how the site is used.

When you visit our website for the first time we ask if you are happy to accept the cookies we use. This will be remembered for subsequent visits.

Essential cookies (see below) must to be accepted for the site to work as intended. Therefore these are automatically accepted and cannot be rejected.

We use 3 types of cookies as detailed below:

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics to see how people use the site. This is not personally identifiable data, and includes data such as a route a user has taken through our site and how many times our pages have been viewed.

Cookie name Purpose Expiry
_ga This cookie helps distinguish users when counting views on our website (anonymously) 2 years
_gid This cookie helps distinguish users when counting views on our website (anonymously) 24 hours


Cookies for advertising purposes

We use the Council Advertising Network (CAN) to show you adverts on our website. If you have accepted our cookies, CAN uses these to help show you adverts relevant to your interests.

For more information and an up to date list of the third parties that use the Council Advertising Network, view the Council Advertising Network Privacy Policy.

Essential cookies

We use some cookies that are essential to the function of the website. These include:

  • Cookies used by our Content Management System (CMS) to store session data and prevent hacking of our website.
  • Cookies remembering the details you entered whilst filling in our forms.


Cookie name Purpose Expiry
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookies stores information on a session for our CMS when you visit When you close your web browser
CMSCsrfCookie This cookie helps prevent a hacking attempt on our website When you close your web browser


Turning off cookies

For more information about on cookies, see About Cookies.

Further guidance on the use of personal information can be found at the Information Commissioner's Office.