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Cookie policy

EU legislation requires that all websites clearly specify if cookies are being used and their purpose.

We use Google Analytics which uses cookies to anonymously track activity on our site. We use this information to keep our site relevant and to make it easier to use. We have already set a cookie that is essential to the sites operation.

Our use of cookies

We do not use cookies to store personal information. Below is a list of the cookies we use and the cookies set by third party applications on our website.

Use of cookies
CookieNamePurposeMore Information
Essential site cookieASP.NET_SessionIdThis cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set upon your arrival to the South Ayrshire Council website. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser. 
Google Analytics_utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.View an overview of privacy at Google
Overdrive library systemSession
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Capita payment facilityJSessionId
This cookie is essential for the correct functioning of the payment application. It is deleted when you close your browser.

It contains no data that could be used by other web sites or, once you have completed your payment, by this web site.
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