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Cookies

What cookies do we use?

To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too.

They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you've given so you don't need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

These cookies aren't used to identify you personally. They're just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

Managing your cookies

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

Cookies we use

Our website uses cookies in several places - we've listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Storing accessibility settings

If you use our accessibility settings to change how our website looks, then we will set a cookie so your settings are remembered.

Name Typical Content Expires
userColourscheme Name of the colour scheme (e.g. 'soft1') 1 hour
userFontsize Font size chosen (e.g 'larger') 1 hour
userFontchoice Font style chosen (e.g 'comicsans') 1 hour
userLetterspacing Letter spacing chosen (e.g 'wide') 1 hour

Logging in

If you log into the website (for example to store form details), we use a cookie to first test if your browser accepts cookies, and secondly keep you logged in while you use our site.

Name Typical Content Expires
jadu_cc Randomly generated number When you close your browser
TestCookie Test When you close your browser

Planning Applications

If you wish to view downloads for individual planning applications you are asked to agree to a copyright notice. We use a cookie to tell our system that you have agreed to the terms of this copyright notice.

Name Typical Content Expires
planx_download
Cookie's value is set as "true"
 Up to 7 days

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it's meeting its users' needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Typical Content Purpose Expires
_utma randomly generated number These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. 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 730 days
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
 _utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 182 days

To learn more about how Google uses cookies please visit Google privacy pages

Learn more about Google Analytics Opt-out add on for browsers

Other Third Party Cookies

Our site may, on occasions, have pages with embedded videos or other content from a third party. Cookies placed on your computer or mobile device from a third party are not related to kettering.gov.uk.

Kettering Borough Council does not control how a third party uses their cookies. Please check third party websites' privacy policies:

FlickR privacy policy

YouTube privacy policy

To delete or reject cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored. You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at AllaboutCookies.org. If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that there may be functionality on this website that does not work.

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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