Cookie Policy


To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too.

They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies


We use cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics and are classed as ‘persistent’ as they are stored for a considerable time on your computer, but they only track your visits to loti.london and not any other sites you visit before or after: 

Name

Purpose

Expires

_utma

Tracks number of visits to the site and times of first and last visits

2 years

_utmb

Timestamps entry to a site

30 minutes

_utmc

Timestamps exit from a site

when you close your browser

_utmx

Optimiser

2 years

_utmxx

Optimiser

2 years

_utmz

Stores information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months

 

For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics

Personal data


Personal data (i.e. information which could identify you) submitted to us, for example in response to a consultation, will only be used to respond to your feedback. We will not pass it on to any third party (including other councils, Government departments or agencies) without your consent.

To delete cookies or reject cookies


Select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our web domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. This will prevent certain features of our website – detailed above – from working correctly and is likely to make your web browsing experience less rich.

More comprehensive instructions can be found below relevant to the browser you are using. 

Internet Explorer – How to manage cookies with Internet Explorer

Google Chrome – How to mange cookies with Google Chrome

Safari –  How to manage cookies with Safari

Firefox  How to manage cookies with Firefox