Content puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on

  • Measuring website usage (Siteimprove)

    We use Siteimprove software to help us better manage and maintain our website through content quality assurance, web accessibility, analytics, SEO, and response monitoring.

    Cookie name: nmstat
    Type: persistent
    Expires: 1000 days

  • Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

    We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

    Google Analytics stores information about:

    • the pages you visit on ?- how long you spend on each page?
    • how you got to the site ?
    • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

    We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example, your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

    Cookie name: _ga
    Type: persistent
    Expires: 2 years

    Cookie name: _gat
    Type: session
    Expires: 10 minutes

  • Our introductory message

    You may see a banner welcome message when you first visit We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

    Cookie name: EastDevonCookieOptIn
    Type: persistent
    Expires: 1 year

  • Managing information banners

    You may see some message banners when you visit You can decide to mark those messages as read and hide the banners displaying them. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve decided to mark a message as read and knows not to show it again.

    Cookie name: cookiebanner-*
    Type: persistent
    Expires: 3 months