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Cookies policy

The Fareham Borough Council website places small files called cookies onto your computer or mobile device. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Fareham Borough Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website and this privacy statement applies to this entire website – It does not apply to linked external websites. When linking to another website, we recommend that you read their privacy statement on cookies.

Read on to find out more about the cookies we use, what they are for, and when they expire.

Strictly necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality that our website relies on to work. These cookies can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Strictly Necessary Cookies
Cookie Purpose Expires
acceptcookie This cookie is used to remember a user's choice about cookies on our website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user's preference will be stored in this cookie. 6 months
ASP.NET_SessionId When a user browses to the website, a unique session ID will be associated with the user to keep track of any information that is stored for that session. This information is stored on the Web Server (known as storing information in session) and is identified via a GUID. The GUID is stored in the Cookie (known as the ASP.NET_SessionID) and is essential for any ASP.NET website to function correctly. If nothing is put in the session however, no cookie will be sent to the browser so this cookie will only be created when it is needed. End of browser session
The Azure Application Gateway uses cookies for maintaining user sessions. End of browser session



First Party Cookies

First party cookies are those set directly by the Fareham Borough Council website. You have full control over these by using the button below.


Update Cookie Preferences


Google Analytics

Analytical cookies are used to collect and report anonymised information on how our website is used. This helps us to improve the website based on the needs and behaviour of our visitors.

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. We do not use this for tracking purposes. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. We also collect the following information: IP address, country, browser, operating system, and screen resolution.

Google Analytics Cookies
Cookie Purpose Expires
_ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours



Third Party Cookies

Third Party Cookies are those set by a domain other than the one you are visiting. For instance, some of our web pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube or Google Maps, which may set their own cookies.

Google Site Search

We use Google Site Search to assist you in finding the information you are looking for. Google Site Search uses cookies to deliver search results based on your query. We have disabled the option for the search results to contain adverts, however the Google search still creates the cookies used for advertising. 

Google Site Search Cookies
Cookie Purpose Expires
NID Third Party Cookie set by Google. Stores users preferences for advertising delivery. 6 months
__Secure-3PSID Third Party Cookie set by Google. To provide ad delivery or retargeting, provide fraud prevention. 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC Third Party Cookie set by Google. To provide ad delivery or retargeting. 1 year
__Secure-3PAPISID Third Party Cookie set by Google. To provide ad delivery or retargeting. 2 years



YouTube Cookies
Cookie Purpose Expires

Third Party Cookie set by YouTube. Provide bandwidth estimations.

6 months

Third Party Cookie set by YouTube. To store a unique user ID.

End of browser session
__Secure-3PSID Third Party Cookie set by Google. To provide ad delivery or retargeting, provide fraud prevention. 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC Third Party Cookie set by Google. To provide ad delivery or retargeting. 1 year
__Secure-3PAPISID Third Party Cookie set by Google. To provide ad delivery or retargeting. 2 years
DSIS Third Party Cookie set by To provide ad delivery or retargeting. 2 weeks
IDE Third Party Cookie set by To provide ad delivery or retargeting. 6 months


Other Third Party Cookies

We also use some third-party cookies to help us deliver our services. Please see these links for their cookie policies:

In these instances, please refer to the cookies policy of the third party for further information about their cookies and details on how to opt out.


How do I change my cookies settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking the button below. You can then adjust the available sliders to 'On' or 'Off', then click 'Confirm your choices'. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect. Consent for some third-party cookies cannot be automatically removed by our tool, so please opt out manually External Hyperlink.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit External Hyperlink or External Hyperlink.

You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics External Hyperlink across all websites.


Legacy cookies

The above information relates to the cookies we currently set on our website. If you have visited our website before and other cookies have been set on your device, those cookies will clear when they reach their expiration date. If you wish to clear all cookies from your device, please follow the instructions in your browser. This is sometimes described as clearing your browser cache.


Concerns or Questions

If you have any concerns or questions relating to this statement then please contact:


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