Privacy and cookies

Our commitment to privacy

We (North Lanarkshire Council) are committed to protecting the privacy of those using our website and the confidentiality of any personal information with which subscribers provide us. We will always ensure that your personal information is kept accurate and secure, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998, and we will only collect the minimum information necessary to fulfil a particular purpose; when we don't have a need to keep information about you, it will be disposed of in a secure manner.

We will never share your personal information with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes, without your explicit consent.

We will only share your personal details with other public services to give them the opportunity to keep your details up-to-date.  For example, we will share information with North Lanarkshire Leisure if you have a membership with them. The details we share are your name, address, date of birth and gender.

Note that this privacy policy does not cover links within this site to other third party websites.

Information and service requests

If you request information or a service via email, letter or telephone, we may need your personal details to process that request.

Online forms

There is a range of online forms to allow you to make comment or request particular services. Some forms are available to fill in anonymously, where others require you login and provide your details. If you are required to provide personal information we will use it only to process your request and thereafter in accordance with the individual Data Protection registrations for the services provided.

Visitor statistics

To help us monitor website trends and statistics, our web server collects visitor information such as IP address, city or country of origin, type of browser and operating system used, pages visited and duration of visit. These statistics are anonymised and we do not use this information to identify individuals.


Cookies Used on North Lanarkshire's Websites

By continuing to use our website you are accepting our use of cookies as outlined below. The All About Cookies website gives more detailed information on how to manage what cookies are stored on your device.  Note that choosing to refuse the cookies set by any of our sites will likely impair functionality.

Persistent cookies

These cookies remember your preferences from visit to visit and remember, for example, if you have changed the font size and whether you have JavaScript enabled on your device. Persistent cookies will remain on your device for a given time, unless you delete them.

Session cookies

The following applications use session cookies which are used to remember information you have entered, or to allow you to remain logged in, as you move from page to page.  Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. 

Google Analytics

This web analytics tool helps us understand how visitors engage with our sites.  We can review reports about how visitors interact with our website and this helps us improve it.  Google Analytics collects information anonymously.  It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.  You can opt out from Google Analytics if you wish.

Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies)

North Lanarkshire Council sometimes uses Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

How to disable Flash cookies

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like northlanarkshire.gov.uk or for all websites. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based content on our sites.

Cookies set by third party sites

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr, for example. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. North Lanarkshire Council does not control the dissemination of these cookies.  You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

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