PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY

  • This website is run by Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC) and follows the Council policies and procedures for Privacy and Data Protection.
  • General policy
    The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC) respects your privacy and is strongly committed to complying with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will not sell or rent any information that can be associated with a specific individual or household to any other person, or persons, or organisation. All emails or online forms received by the Council will be treated in the same way as other communications with the Council.
  • Information on all visitors to our site
    You do not have to give us any personal data or private information about yourself to access the information our site, unless you want to make use of the Council's online services.
    Our system does automatically gather certain usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors. This collective data helps us determine how much visitors use specific parts of our site, so that we can improve it and make sure that it is as accessible as we can make it for as many people as possible.
    If you visit our site just to read or download information, we will collect and store only the following information about your visit:
    • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address or host name, which does not usually identify a specific computer.
    • The date and time you access our site.
    • The pages you visit.
    • The Internet address of any website from which you linked directly to our site.
    This information (web access logs) does not contain any personal data or private information, and we do not make any attempt to link the information in the logs with the individuals who actually visit our site. We collect web access log information for internal monitoring only.
  • Submitting personal data or private information
    We will collect personal data or private information only if you specifically and knowingly provide it, through using an electronic form or when making a credit or debit card payment online. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we are able to disclose sensitive information to you.
    When you supply any personal data or private information in this way, we have legal obligations to you in the way we deal with that data: we must explain why we are requesting the information, and then use it only for the purposes described when the information is collected. We must tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.
    In general, any information you provide will only be accessed by authorised employees of The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. We will never share your personal data or private information outside of the Council without first obtaining your consent, unless we are required by law to disclose it.
  • Cookies
    This website uses cookies to help you in your interactions with the site. The cookie lasts only for the duration of your visit and is deleted when you close your browser. No personally-identifiable data is collected. Examples of the sort of information that is collected via cookies is provided below. This list is not exhaustive:
    • The last search term that you used within the site
    • Your preference in terms of accessible viewing options
    • A unique ID to track your session from page to page, which is vitally important should you sign into the site
    • Which page you are looking at within a multi-paged index of content, or search results.
    Certain cookies are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session, enabling an enhanced user-experience when you return to the site. Again, a non-exhaustive list of examples of the use of persistent cookies includes:
    • The option to "Remember my username" when signing-in to the site
    • The fact that you have voted in a poll, so that you are prevented from voting multiple times
    This website uses Google Analytics to allow us to track how popular our site is, to help improve our site, and to record visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally-identifiable information, but it does use your computer’s IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site.
    From time to time, we may embed external content from third-party websites (e.g. Facebook, YouTube) within our website. These websites may utilise cookies and the Privacy Policy that will apply to such third-party content will be that published on the website of that third-party content provider.
    Google Analytic Cookies - _utma,_utmb,_utmc,_utmz
    These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, using a service called Google Analytics. We use the information 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. These cookies have different expiry time - Session, 30 minutes, 6 months or 2 years, depending on the cookie name. Without this, we will not be able to track the number of visitors to different parts of the website
    Site Cookies
    0-AuthenticationToken: Session: A random selection of letters and numbers agreed by prior calls between a third-party authentication system and the website to allow single-sign-on between different systems when configured.
    Without this, the current user cannot be identified on the website, so signing in, purchasing items, My Profile, polls, and all other personalised sections of the site will stop working. This cookie is essential when a user signs in.
    0-SessionID: Session: Used to track the user’s settings for their current browsing session. Typical content: randomly generated letters and text. Nothing in this cookie can be used to access a user’s private information. Many site functions require this value.
    0-sessionStartTime: Session: Holds the date and time that the current session started and is used by the pop-up survey function to display a survey a set number of minutes following the user arriving at the site. If not used, then the pop-up survey feature will not function.
    0-SortDirection Contains whether the search column is being sorted in "ASC"ending or "DESC"ending order. No. Although without it, the sort order of search columns will not be remembered and this function will not work.
    0-SortExpression Contains the name of the column on the User Search Results part of User Administration that is being used to sort the search results. Without this cookie, the User Search Results table will not be sortable.
    1-SessionID Used to track whether the user is signed in. Typical content: randomly generated letters and text. Without this cookie, then certain user functions will not work.
    CMSAUTHTOKEN When you access the site, this cookie is set and is fundamental to site use. Without this cookie, the site will not work.
    CurrentLayout: A single-digit number that represents the current 'viewing option' being used. If you to be able to use the Viewing Options accessibility features of your site, then it is needed
    WebPoll-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXX Where XX is the unique ID of a poll on the website.: On the date entered by the author as the end date of the poll. Name only (holds no value) if the user has voted on a poll.
  • Security
    Electronic data and networks controlled by the Council are subject to strict security arrangements, both physical (such as firewalls and anti-virus protection), and administrative (non-disclosure and confidentiality). In addition, any debit or credit card details that you might supply us for any payments are not retained by the Council, and are not accessible by any Council employee. The Council complies with the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and with central government codes of connection for the transmission and handling of sensitive information.
  • Access to your personal information
    You have the right to request a copy of the personal information the Council holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. For further information visit the Data Protection section of the site.
  • Links
    Our site contains links to and from other web sites hosted by other organisations. These web sites may deal with privacy differently, and the Council will have no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices, or the content of, any linked site. We do attempt to ensure that we do not link to sites containing inappropriate or offensive material, and that other sites containing links to the Council's website do not contravene our policies or standards. If you have any concerns in this area, please contact us.
  • Privacy policy changes
    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.
    We welcome your questions and comments about the Council's Privacy Policy.
  • Copyright and Re-use of Information
    All intellectual property rights are reserved. Copyright and other intellectual property rights are protected by UK laws and international treaties. Copyright of material on this site may be held by a range of copyright holders and therefore any download in any form must be accurate, not put into a misleading context and be utilised only for the purposes of private study and non-commercial research. Anyone wishing to use any material from this site for any purpose not outlined above should contact the webmaster. No material may be reused without a re-use licence.

This policy was last updated on 24th May 2012