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Privacy notices

Our corporate privacy notice as well as service-specific privacy information. Following Britain’s departure from the EU, all references to GDPR now refer to UK GDPR.  Learn more by visiting Privacy notices | North Yorkshire Council


Cookies: information collection and use

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

  • Nyresorcing, as the data collector, may collect some information from visitors to this site. This information is used only to respond to enquiries and to monitor site usage. We will not pass on these details to third parties or use them for any other purposes unless instructed by you to do so.
  • We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
  • You will not receive unsolicited paper or electronic mail as a result of using an electronic form unless we have explicitly requested and received your permission.
  • Where personal data is requested through forms, such data is only used for the purpose stated on the form and will not be given or sold to any third parties.
  • If any changes are made to our privacy policy, these changes will be posted on our homepage.
  • Nyresorcing complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website and your web performance experience while visiting so we can improve it based on user needs. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about:

  • how you got to the site;
  • the pages you visit on the site and how long you spend on each page;
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site.

Demographic information is collected, however this is aggregated and anonymised data and we cannot identify individuals or personal details from this information. For more information visit cookies and Google Analytics and the Google privacy policy.

Name Purpose Expires Set by
_ga These help us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before Two years Google
_gid These help us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours Google
_gat This cookie is used for throttling requests to Google Analytics to increase the efficiency of network calls One minute Google
_dc_gtm_[property- id] This is the Google Tag Manager cookie for controlling the loading of a Google Analytics script tag. One day Google
_gaexp We sometimes use analytics to try out different versions of pages to see which work better for users (‘multivariate testing’). We’ll save a cookie so that you consistently see the same version when browsing the website.

The cookie is used to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in. If you have not opted in to this type of cookie, you’ll see the standard version of the page being tested. 

Depends on the length of the experiment, but typically 90 days. Google
_opt_expid This cookie is created when running a redirect experiment. It stores the experiment ID, the variant ID and the referrer to the page that's being redirected. If you have not opted in to this type of cookie, you’ll see the standard version of the page being tested. Ten seconds Google