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Privacy Policy
Cookie Policy


Cheshire West and Chester Council is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services.


Like many other web sites we use Cookies on our site. Cookies can help a website to personalise your visit. A Cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the Cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can, among other things, remember who you are. A Cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the Cookie has come, the lifetime of the Cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Three types of electronic access, storage and/or tracing devices are used on this website:

Session cookies

Which are temporary Cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. This information is not stored after you have left the site.

Persistent cookies

Which remain in the Cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie but this may be indefinitely or until deleted).

Web beacons

Which are electronic images known as Web Beacons (also called clear gifs or web bugs) that allow us to count the number of users who have visited these web pages.

Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. However, if you are an existing customer and you have logged onto this site and identified yourself as a customer, we may be able to connect your personal information with your cookie information.

List of the main Children’s Trust Cookies

This 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. We will endeavour to let you know before we store a cookie on your computer.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter.

First party cookies

These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies

These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them. We use a number of suppliers who may also have cookies set on our website. While we may have enabled these cookies for data purposes, we do not control the dissemination of information they provide, beyond that used for our own purposes. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.


Google Analytics

Cookie Names:

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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.

Data collected includes: Anonymous (ad clicks, browser type, mobile carrier, page views, referring URLs, time/date), Pseudonymous (IP address, search queries, “tweets”), PII (device and application IDs). Data Sharing: Anonymous and aggregate data is shared with third parties.

Data Expiry: Log data is deleted or separated from PII after 18 months.


Further information:

Google Privacy Policy

Website link:

How to control and delete cookies

Cheshire West and Chester Climate Emergency Response Plan will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the West Cheshire Children’s Trust website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

  • If you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

  • open ‘Windows Explorer’;

  • click on the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar;

  • type ‘cookie’ into the search box for ‘Folders and files’;

  • select ‘My computer’ in the ’Look in’ box;

  • click ‘Search now’;

  • double click on the folders that are found;

  • select any cookie file; and then

  • use the ‘Delete’ button on your keyboard.

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select ‘cookies’ in the ‘Help’ function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Website link: About Cookies

Please be aware that restricting cookies may cause the West Cheshire Children’s Trust website to work incorrectly.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.


Website help and accessibility – we want Cheshire West and Chester Climate Emergency Response Plan to be easy to use.

Many operating systems now include accessibility options that you can tailor to your needs on your own device.Options may include voiceover or talk back to read a screen to you, you can change screen colours or contrast, change text sizes and shortcut controls.

To find the accessibility options on your device:

  • Apple go to settings then general then accessibility

  • Android go to settings then system then accessibility

  • Windows go to your control panel

We do what we can to make sure anything on our web site helps these accessibility options to work smoothly.

Text size – making it bigger or smaller

You can alter the size of the text on your mobile phone or tablet by moving apart two fingers on the screen – or make it smaller by pinching your fingers together. If you change the font size in your settings you wont need to alter the size on each page.

If you’re using a computer or laptop you can the change the font size in your browser settings or by using keyboard shortcuts

  • CTRL + to zoom in

  • CTRL – to zoom out

  • CTRL 0 (zero) to reset to normal size

  • If you have a mouse scroll wheel, hold CTRL and scroll up to zoom in and scroll down to zoom out.

Translating from English language

You can use Google Translate to get a word for word translation of this site, for more details see our language translation page.

Images and alternative text

We use images to illustrate the content of a web page. Images have text descriptions known as their ‘alt’ tag. These text descriptions explain what you should see if the image doesn’t appear on the screen.

Opening links in a new window

The links on our site are shown by underlined text and open in the same window. If you want a link to open in a new tab or window, on a mobile or tablet hold your finger on the link on a touch screen until a menu appears and then select the ‘open in a new tab’ on a pc or laptop put the cursor over the link and right click and then select the ‘open in a new tab’ or ‘open in a new window’ option or you can press and hold the shift button on your keyboard whilst clicking on the link you wish to open in a new window.

PDF documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) files can be viewed by downloading and installing a free PDF reader.

Navigating the website

Most people go directly to the page that their search engine decides bests answers their question. If you want to look for more information on our site we have a few ways you can do this:

Menus – hierarchical structure

If you want to browse through the site you can use the menus. The menus group similar content together and show the pages below the page you are viewing or pages at the same level in that subject area.


The sitemap lists all pages contained on this website. This list of pages is in the order of the menu structure rather than alphabetical. Each section page has a site map showing the pages in that section.

Web site accessibility policy

Cheshire West and Chester Council is committed to making this website accessible to the widest possible range of people, regardless of technology or ability. We are working to improve the accessibility and usability of our website.

The Government requires all public sector websites to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, to Level AA. These guidelines are based on good design practice and exist to ensure that no individual is excluded due to disability or choice of device or software.

We aim to achieve level AA, but recognise that this is not always achievable for the entire website.

© 2024 Cheshire West and Chester Council

Privacy Policy
Cookie Policy

© 2024 Cheshire West and Chester Council

Privacy Policy
Cookie Policy

© 2024 Cheshire West and Chester Council

Privacy Policy
Cookie Policy

© 2024 Cheshire West and Chester Council

Privacy Policy
Cookie Policy

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