Use of your information (data protection and cookies)

Wiltshire Council will not sell or pass your personally identifiable information to anyone, or use the data for any other purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected.

Wiltshire Council will only send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or organisations when we have your consent, or where provided for by law. We will only hold your information for as long as necessary for these purposes.

In processing any personal data Wiltshire Council will comply with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.


A cookie is a collection of information that some websites leave on your computer to identify you if you use or return to the site. We use cookies to make our website easier for you to use. You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer but these may prevent you from using the website.

Comment tracking

Used to automatically complete the author, email and URL fields in the comment form.



A cookie is used to indicate that a user (registered or guest) has voted in a poll. A separate cookie for each poll is generated, and the user’s IP address is also “remembered” to prevent multiple voting by the same user.


Session cookies

The following cookies are created when a registered user logs in. They are stored beyond the user’s session and are used to customise the user’s view of the site.


The following cookies store authentication details and persist whilst the user is logged in (and are deleted on log-out):


Google analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect statistical data about our visitors and how they use our site so that we can improve our website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

We collect this information in a way that does not identify you and the data is not shared with anybody else.

Permanent Cookie (Two Years) Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
Permanent Cookie (Two Years) Records moment in time when a visitor enters a site and expires at the end of the session.
Session Cookie Records moment in time when a visitor leaves a site and expires after 30 minutes.
Permanent Cookie (one second)
Permanent Cookie (six months) Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on and what keyword was used.

Third party cookies

Our site has a number of 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 Wiltshire Council.

Wiltshire Council does not control how a third party uses their cookies. Please check third party websites’ privacy policies:

Twitter privacy policy
Facebook Data use policy
Flickr privacy policy

YouTube privacy policy
Google Analytics privacy policy