What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer. A cookie will typically contain:
Cookies are used by websites so that they can treat you as an individual. For example they can be used to:
The cookies are not used to gather personal information and store no personal data. We cannot use the cookies to tell us who you are nor track your individual use of the site.
The table below lists the cookies we use, their purpose and when they expire.
Used to remember information that you have entered when you move between certain pages (such as when registering or when applying for a site). The cookie is also used to determine if you are logged in and actively using the system.
Set when you log in. If you don't select 'remember my login' when logging in the cookie expires at the end of your session.
Jan 31 2035
Set when you answer a poll on a Hackney Matters site. Each poll will set an individual cookie.
January 1 2035
Allows us to monitor how the site is used and so develop the site to meet visitors' needs.
End of session
Enabling or disabling cookies
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We recommend that you allow all cookies set by this site as they help us provide you with a better service. If you decide to disable our cookies then you will not be able to login or access certain parts of the website.
You can find information about how to enable or disable cookies on the About Cookies website.