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Cookies

When you use the MTCBC Website MTCBC will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customise your use of our Website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. MTCBC use cookies to provide us with anonymous aggregate information on how people use our Website and to help us to know what they find interesting and useful on our Website. MTCBC do not store personal information such as email addresses or other details in a cookie.

Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may be able to change the settings of your web browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your computer, giving you the choice whether to accept it or not. MTCBC does not force the user to have cookies enabled on their PC. Cookie information is not stored on our server. Some of the Cookies that may be used by MTCBC are shown below:

Name Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId Microsoft ASP.NET : This cookie may be used for online forms. It is deleted when you close your browser.
ASP.NET_SessionId Microsoft ASP.NET : This cookie may be used to enhance security of our online forms. It is deleted when you close your browser.
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
_gat_UA-1935566-1 This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
_gat This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.
_fbp This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
fr The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
mc This cookie is associated with Quantserve to track anonymously how a user interact with the website.
cref No description

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org .

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .

Notification of changes

As MTCBC creates new services, this may generate a need to amend this Cookie Policy. If our Cookie Policy changes at any time in the future, it will be posted on this page.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask MTCBC not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if MTCBC intend to use your data for such purposes or if MTCBC intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms MTCBC use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Email: information.security@merthyr.gov.uk Tel.: 01685 725000. You can view the Council’s Privacy Notices via the following link: https://www.merthyr.gov.uk/council/data-protection-and-freedom-of-information/privacy-notices/

MTCBC site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that MTCBC do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Under Data Protection Regulations you have the right to access information held about you. Any access request can be made to data.protection@merthyr.gov.uk or via the following link https://www.merthyr.gov.uk/council/data-protection-and-freedom-of-information/data-protection-requests/