Due to essential IT work the council website and associated systems will not be available on Saturday 20 October between 6pm to 11pm. Thank you for your understanding while this work is undertaken.

Southampton City Council and its partner sites* all place cookies onto your computer for the purpose of making your visits to our sites more friendly and efficient. Legislation requires we tell you about this and to give you the option to remove these cookies if you so wish.

Southampton City Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this web site and this privacy statement applies to this entire website – www.southampton.gov.uk (and other associated websites) it does not apply to linked external websites. When linking to another web site, Southampton City Council recommends that you read their privacy statement on cookies.

Please note, some of our web pages include Google maps or links to YouTube film and these third party sites will register their own Cookies if you click into them.


Cookie security and privacy issues

Cookies are not intended to store any information that could otherwise identify the user/user identity – they only store information on user preferences. Due to their flexibility and the fact that many of the largest and most-visited websites use cookies by default, cookies are almost unavoidable. Disabling cookies will lock a user out of many of the most widely-used sites on the Internet like Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo mail, and others. Even search settings require cookies for language settings. Therefore you should be aware that by declining cookies on our site – you may find from time to time some pages will not respond as you anticipate.

When visiting our site, we will record the following information, in order to help us improve the browsing experience. We do not use this for tracking purposes.

  • IP address
  • Country
  • Browser
  • Operating system
  • Screen resolution

Council Advertising Network

The Council Advertising Network (CAN) delivers adverts on our webpages. The adverts are managed by a Google tool called Doubleclick for Publishers (DFP). DFP uses cookies to track who has seen which adverts and to track how those adverts are performing.

The cookies set by Google DFP are as follows:

Cookie name What it does When it expires
__gads an anonymous identifier Two years
_drt_  randomly generated number 30 minutes
id an anonymous identifier Two years

More information is available at: Google Privacy and Terms - Advertising

CAN have their own advertising privacy policy available here: CAN advertising privacy policy

To opt out of getting personalised adverts at: Your Online Choices

Emails

If you send us an email, its contents will be checked before it is released it to the person to whom it was sent. Software will automatically detect unacceptable content, including obscenities and profanities, certain attachment types, viruses, spam (junk emails). If an email that contains unacceptable content is detected, it will not be delivered.


*Partner Sites

These are sites that are owned and hosted by Southampton City Council. They include:

If you have any concerns or questions relating to this privacy statement then please contact: information@southampton.gov.uk