The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) uses various session cookies and traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. These help us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

What is a web cookie?

A web cookie is a small file that contains information stored on your computer by a website you visit. It acts as your identification card and often stores your settings for the website, which can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, shopping basket content or user's preferences such as text size, language or location. When you return to the site, your browser sends back the cookie that belongs to the site. This allows the website to present you with information customised to fit your needs.

Your privacy

Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personally identifiable information such as your user name or email address. For that reason, the European Union has issued an ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC), which regulates the use of cookies and of storing personally identifiable information.

A web 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. For more information on our use of personal data, please see our privacy and data protection page.

Web cookies used on our website

We do not use cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website (tracking or analytics cookies) however there are some 'session' cookies that are required for our website content management system to function.

These cookies do not collect any personal information, and they are not used to identify or monitor visitors. You can block or disable cookies using the guidance below.

Web cookies used on social media and other websites

Other tools and websites we link to and administer may also use cookies. GCP does not control the way in which these sites use cookies but may access the anonymised insight and analytics data provided by these platforms.

How to disable cookies

By default, your browser's cookies are enabled. You can delete cookies from your computer or you can set your browser to reject cookies.

Disabling cookies all together is not advisable, because some websites may not function properly. However, if you really need to disable cookies, check your browser's guidance on how to do this.