Bournemouth Borough Council website on various digital devices
Use of cookies on our website

A "cookie" is a small file stored on your computer by a web site that assigns a numerical user ID and stores certain information about your online browsing. Bournemouth Borough Council only uses "cookies" to ensure the integrity of transactional processes on our web sites. No personal information is retained and the session identification number automatically assigned to you when you use our web site is deleted at the end of the transaction.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:




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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.

An overview of Google Analytics privacy


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics you can use their 'Opt out tool'.


ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is essential for various forms and web pages to operate. It is set upon site arrival and is deleted when you close your browser.

How and why session IDs are reused in ASP.NET - Microsoft


Our payment portals for HSBC and Santander require cookies for secure payment so we have not restricted these cookies in anyway.

We have, in some places, embedded videos which are hosted on YouTube.  We endeavour at all times to provide the version of the video from YouTube that doesn't require cookies. 

If you would like more control or information about cookies on your computer, please refer to the website for instructions on this for a number of Internet Browsers widely used today (they also have a very nice recipe for the edible version of cookies).