This cookies page tells you what to expect when using Mansfield District Council web site. It applies to information we collect about visitors to our websites and the cookies which are required for certain services on the site to work.
Visitors to our websites
When someone visits http://www.mansfield.gov.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
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.
One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set (see 'Essential site cookie' below). A second cookie (see 'Content Management System cookie' below) is set on a small number of users' machines, depending on the browser they use, when they arrive at the site.
You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. The following table details the cookies we use, their specific purpose and how long they will last.
Table of Cookies
Essential site cookie
Mansfield District Council site cookie acceptance
Accessibility Colour Scheme
This cookie is only set if the user changes the visual settings for an alternate colour scheme. It will expire after one year.
Accessibility Font Size
This cookie is only set if the user changes the visual settings for an alternate font size. It will expire after one year.
CMS and What s On Guide Session Cookie
This session cookie is required for the What's On Guide to load the current data. It expires after 3 months.
Content Management System cookie
This cookie is set by our Content Management System on a small number of browsers, upon arrival to the site. It is not used for any purpose. This cookie expires after 2 days
We are working with the supplier of our content management system to remove it or, if it can't be removed, to find another solution.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Online Planning System
These cookies enable the online planning system to confirm acceptance of the term and conditions and load up the mapping data associated with a planning application. Both cookies expire when the browser is closed.
This cookie is set by our Palace Theatre site. It is not used for any purpose. This cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.
Online Payments System
EForm LIMIT TEST
These cookies are essential for the online payments system to work. They ensure the security of the data being entered and are deleted when the browser is closed.
Find My Nearest
This cookie is used to allow the finding and loading of the mapping tiles. It will expire after 1 hour.
These cookies are required for the twitter feed to be shown on the main page and last:
When Browser closes
When Browser closes
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If you have blocked cookies from our web site and have instructed your browser to apply your decision to all cookies from our web site, our green cookie message will not go away, even if you click the "I accept cookies from this site" button.
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.
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