What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files downloaded by your web browser and stored on your computer (or other device, such as tablet or mobile phone) when visiting a website. Websites can then 'find' and read these cookies as you continue to use and re-visit the site. They are commonly used on the internet for a number of purposes.
More information on cookies and their use can be found at the following websites:
Remembering your settings between visits
If you have cookies enabled, then we will remember the following settings between visits to our website:
- Your last map position
- Your last selection of incident information types and search text
- Your last selection of school closure search text
- Your last selection of building closure search text
You may clear your settings at any time by selecting the "Reset" button on the Map page of our website.
Third party sites and cookies
We use a small number of third party functions and applications to enrich and improve our content. Whilst we try to limit the setting of cookies by these applications where possible, some cookies are unavoidable. Below is an outline of the third party functionality used on our website and information about the cookies they use:
Using our website to enable/disable cookies
Cookies for our website can be enabled and disabled from this page. To enable / disable the cookies for our website, click here.
Using your browser to disable and delete cookies
You can use your internet browser (for example Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) to manage cookies universally across all websites you may look at. This includes being able to block and delete cookies.
The website www.aboutcookies.org provides instructions on how to manage cookies in all major browsers: