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Visitors to our websites

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by Walsall Council

A cookie is a text file that identifies your computer to the council's server.
Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.
Cookies are not used to collect any personal information. If you accept cookies, they may remain on your computer for many years, unless you delete them. Please note that turning off cookies may limit your use of our website and website services.

Cookies we use

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Google Analytics





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 vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.Overview of privacy at Google
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Cookie ManagercivicShowCookiesThis cookie will allow the Cookie Manager to display in the bottom left of your screenOverview of Cookie Control
Cookie ManagercivicAllowCookiesThis cookie allows cookies to be deposited on your pcOverview of Cookie Control

Cookies we use


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Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. (See Cookie Manager above)

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official council YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Search engine

The search engine used by Walsall Council is a variation of the popular search engine Google. All search requests are handled by Google and the information is not passed on to any third party, including Google.

More information

Please go to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) or the Directgov website for further information on what cookies may mean to you:


This page was last updated on 11 November 2016