A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
We use only persistent cookies on our website.
The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _ga, _gat.
The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
Third party cookies
Our website also uses third party cookies.
Details of the third party cookies used by our website are set out below:
(a) We embed videos from YouTube and news feeds from other websites such as Twitter to enhance the user experience of our websites. These third-party websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages. Below are links to their cookie policies:
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
6.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
This website is owned and operated by Smart Communities Limited
We are a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England and Wales No. 3541219 and is a Registered Charity No. 1069260.
Our principal place of business is at Viney Court, Viney Street, Taunton, TA1 3FB
You can contact us: 01823 331222
(a) by post, using the postal address Viney Court, Viney Street, Taunton, TA1 3FB
(c) by telephone: 01823 331222 or
(d) by email: email@example.com
What can you do?
We encourage you to accept the cookies we serve. Alternatively, you can amend your web browser settings to prevent cookies, but this might affect your use and the functionality of this site and some features will not work if cookies are turned off or restricted.
To find out more about managing cookies on your device, please refer tohttp://www.allaboutcookies.org