Winter support

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses and communities throughout winter.

Cookie Policy

Colchester Borough Council sets small text files (known as cookies) onto your phone, computer, tablet or Smart TV when you visit our website.

This page includes information about:

  • why we use cookies
  • the types of cookies we use
  • the information that our cookies collect
  • the length of time that cookies will be stored on your browser
  • how to reject cookies and change settings
  • The Council website uses cookies in order to provide a better service and experience to users.
  • We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to improve your experience. We won't set optional cookies unless you give us permission.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to the proper functioning of the website and include areas such as security, making payments, and accessibility.

These cookies will also:

  • remember the notifications you've seen so you’re not shown them again
  • remember your progress through a form

You may disable these cookies in your browser settings, but this may affect how the website works.

Optional cookies

We use Google Analytics cookies to help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use the site. This information is collected in a way that does not directly identify anyone. The table below explains which cookies we use and why. Read Google's policy on privacy and how they safeguard your data.

Third party cookies

We sometimes use content from other sites, such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, which may set their own cookies. These ‘third party’ websites place cookies on your device when you watch or view their content. We have no control over cookies set by other websites, but they may have their own settings to allow you to manage their cookies.

Below are links to third party cookie policies:

Manage your cookie settings

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by

You may also disable cookies in your web browser settings. The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most browsers will tell you how to change your cookie settings, including how to get your browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.

The links below describe how to do this on some of the most popular browsers.

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