Website Cookie Policy

Important Notice: by continuing to use this website your are consenting to us using cookies for the purposes stated in our cookie police below.  If you do not consent to our cookie policy you should not use this website.

1. Introduction

The law which applies to how cookies are used for storing information on your equipment (such as your computer or mobile device) changed in May 2011 and the deadline for updating websites in line with this law came into force on 26 May 2012. In this Cookie Policy we have provided you with information about how our website uses cookies, and how you can disable them – where that is possible – if you wish. Note that disabling cookies may render the website unusable on your equipment.

The use of cookies and similar technologies has for some time been commonplace and cookies in particular are important in the provision of many online services. Using such technologies is not, therefore, prohibited by the EC and UK Regulations but they do require that people are told about cookies and given the choice as to which of their online activities are monitored in this way.

2. What is a 'cookie'?

A ‘cookie’ is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded onto a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and remember the user’s settings for the site (for example: favourites lists; the way the web page is laid out; customising the information shown on the webpage for the user’s address (such as showing their local weather)).

3. The purposes of the storage of, or access to, information gathered by our website using cookies

The Tees Local Safeguarding Children Boards' Online Child Protection Procedures Manual uses cookies to enable key functionality of the site, particularly the search (3.1 below) and site editing/administration functions (3.2 below). Disabling cookies on your device may result in you being unable to utilise all of the functions available on this website. In addition to the above, we also collect information about your visit to the site (3.3 below).