Middlesbrough Council is strongly committed to preserving your privacy. The information below outlines our policy on the collection and use of visitor information.
We don't share your information with other companies without your prior permission.
Email - we will only send you emails if you specifically give us your consent to do so.
By sending a message of support for City Status you agree for us to publicise your comment and verify that you undertand comments may be edited or remain unused.
If you register to receive information in the form of emails and e-newsletters, we will ask you to provide us with some basic details about yourself which we will handle in accordance with the United Kingdom's Data Protection legislation. We maintain strict security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorised access to your data by anyone, including our staff. We use leading technologies such as (but not limited to) data encryption, fire walls and server authentication to protect the security of your data. All Group companies, all our staff and whenever we hire third parties to provide support services, we will require them to observe our privacy standards and to allow us to audit them for compliance.
Please be advised that sending emails or information electronically is not totally secure. Whilst Middlesbrough Council endeavours to protect your privacy and personal data, we are not responsible for the security of any information during transmission.
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disc for record keeping purposes. Cookies can make the web more useful by storing information about your preferences on particular sites, thus enabling website owners to provide more useful features for their users.
They contain no name or address information or any information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, e-mail or any other means.
Our website uses two kinds of cookies.
Session cookies, which are integral to the operation of the website, are stored in your computer's memory temporarily and get deleted when you terminate your current session on the website.
Persistent cookies, which are stored on your machine until they expire at their preconfigured expiry date, that are in use on our website are described below.
Flash cookies (also known as local share objects)
Flash cookies are used in embedded videos available on content pages throughout the site. Flash cookies are used in the same way as other cookies – to store information you provide in terms of settings or preferences.
To remove or disable a Flash cookie, visit the Flash Player security and privacy section on the Adobe website. Here you will find detailed guidance on how to delete or disable Flash cookies, either for a specific domain or for all websites. However, some of the content will cease to work properly if Flash cookies are disabled.
This site uses Google/YouTube cookies to record information about which pages you have landed on and how you have navigated through the site. This data enables us to understand:
Which pages people visit on the site
Which devices and internet browsers are being used
What is popular
Additionally, we use a Google Translate API cookie to store your translation preferences for a specific page should you choose to use the translation service available to you using Google Translate.
Note: Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. This means Google will not associate your activity on websites using analytics with other information they may hold as part of your google account or with searches you make on their search engine.
There may be some occasions when we would use a Facebook "social plug in" tool to add various Facebook functions to our site, for example the "Like button". When we do this, Facebook sets browser cookies when a user visits a page on our site which includes an embedded Facebook function. Additionally, if the user is already logged into Facebook then Facebook will know that the user has visited our site.
How to enable and disable cookies using your browser
Click on the ‘wrench’ icon on the browser (usually found top-right corner) to open the tools menu
From the tools menu select ‘Options’
Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab from the menu on the left.
In the ‘Privacy’ section, select the ‘Content settings’ button
To enable cookies: select ‘Allow local data to be set’ option
To disable cookies: select ‘Block all cookies’ option