Privacy and cookies
Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act.
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Midlothian Council website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. More information on this can be found from the link below.
What are cookies?
"Cookies" are small files left behind on your computer when you visit a website. This allows sites to recognise who you are and do things like personalising webpages for you or keep you logged-in to a secure area of the site.
Because of privacy concerns, many users choose to limit how cookies are stored.
To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, please visit the allaboutcookies.org website
When you sign-in
If you register on our site (using Scotland's myaccount service) to make filling-in forms easier, a cookie is stored to keep you signed-in when you do so.
Necessary cookies that are set
Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
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To see how you use our site
We use Siteimprove to help analyse the use of our website. When active, this tool stores cookies on your machine to collect standard visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information collected is sent to Siteimprove. We can then log-in to Siteimprove and evaluate what pages are looked at to make improvements to the site.
We do not collect any information that personally identifies visitors to our site. We do not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of Siteimprove.
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