Privacy & Cookies

YORhub respects the privacy of our website visitors and is a responsible steward of the information we use.

We do not exercise control over any third party sites linked from within this site.

If you feel we have not acted within the terms of this policy please contact us.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that resides on your computer. Cookies are used to remember your settings when you revisit a website and to identify how visitors navigate the site. Cookies provide valuable information to website owners to adapt and make changes to the site in order to improve the user experience.

Cookies are anonymous and contain no personal data. If you never register or leave personal information at a site, the only confirmation they give is that you are a returning visitor. The cookie will only contain information that you freely provide to a website.

Types of cookies

Cookies tend to be one, or a combination of, the following types:

Session cookies

Files that allow a site to link the actions of a visitor during a single browser session. These might be used by an internet bank or webmail service. They are not stored long term and are considered “less privacy intrusive” than persistent cookies.

Persistent cookies

These remain on the user’s device between sessions and allow one or several sites to remember details about the visitor. They may be used by marketers to target advertising or to avoid the user having to provide a password each visit.

First and third-party cookies

A cookie is classed as being first-party if it is set by the site being visited. It might be used to study how people navigate a site.

It is classed as third-party if it is issued by a different server to that of the domain being visited. It could be used to trigger a banner advert based on the visitor’s viewing habits.

You can read more about cookies at:

All About Cookies (external website)

Why do you use cookies?

When people visit any of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s websites we collect some standard internet usage information, and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is done to learn how customers use our sites, to help us improve them.

We collect this data in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites (unless you have previously approved us to do so). We will not associate any data gathered from these sites with any personally identifying information from any source.

If we want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will tell you beforehand. We will make it clear when we collect this information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

How can I control your cookies on my computer?

How to allow cookies

Simply click ‘Continue to use cookies’ button in the header of each website.

How to disallow cookies

You may block all cookies from our sites, but parts of these sites will not work. You can block them by simply NOT clicking the large button in the header of the website entitled ‘Continue to use cookies’.

The following website also gives you advice about how you can block cookies on this and other sites by using your browser settings:

About Cookies – blocking cookies (external website)

More about controlling cookies

Most web browsers also 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:

All About Cookies (external website)

What cookies do you use on this website?

The table below shows cookies which may be used:

Provider Name Purpose More info
Google Analytics _utma
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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. Google Privacy Policy