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We sometimes place small data files on your computer which are called cookies. Most websites do this.

Cookies improve your website experience by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. We use them to make the website work better for you. You can manage and or delete these small files as you wish. We use the following cookies: 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • what pages you visit
  • how long you are on the site
  • how you got here and
  • what you click on.

We  do not collect or store your personal information like your name or address so we cannot identify you and we do not let Google use or share our analytics data.

Name Purpose Expires
_utma This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site 2 years
_utmb This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

Other cookies

Name Purpose Expires
ARRAffinity This cookie is generated to maintain the consistent use of a single content server during your session. When you close your browser
WAWebSiteSID This cookie is used to identify which server instance has your request to go to. When you close your browser
civicAllowCookies This is the cookie stored by our Cookie Control when a user either agrees to or rejects the use of cookies just to remember your preference so that you are not asked again.  
atLocation Remembers your most recently selected address for use in the My West Oxfordshire section enabling the delivery of custom content on certain web pages. It stores the address and its coordinates. 6 months


To learn more about cookies visit the About Cookies website.

 Your Privacy

  • In order for the Council to comply with the applicable privacy laws find out more about how we manage your personal data on our Privacy Notices.