A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone, or whatever device you use to surf the Internet. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer.

We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others.

We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience. We also use log files and Cookies to keep track of your login name, passwords, and the pages you have visited on the site.

Collecting information

This site uses 'cookies' to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in cookies and cookies are not used to provide advertising.

Cookies are used for the following purposes:

1. to check that cookies can be set or not

2. to test if javascript can be run on your browser

3. to check if you need to perform a browser update. 

Other council services

This website links to other websites providing Council services. 

Such websites carry their own cookie policies and arrangements and are not controlled by this website.

Examples of such are:

1. Our online payments system

2. Online forms

3. Online Mapping

Google Analytics

We do not use Google Analytics.

X  (Ex-Twitter)

We use X to keep residents of Staffordshire up to date with our latest developments.

X does not constitute a part of this website although can be accessed via links from our site. If you leave our website to access X on their own website, we have no control over cookies applied to your computer.


We use YouTube to house our video content, which is then embedded within our site.

YouTube does not collect personal data when videos are viewed in-page on our site. If you leave our website to access YouTube on their own website, we have no control over cookies applied to your computer.

Cookies used on our website

Cookie NameExpirationPurpose
browserupdateorg3 hoursNotifies the JavaScriptuser if a browser update is needed - local only.
cannock-chase-district-council_cookiecontrol90 daysStores cookie preference setting for cookie control
has_jsEnd of sessionUsed by Drupal to determine if a browser will run javascript.

None of the above cookies collect or store personal data.

To delete or reject cookies cookies

We recommend you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us provide a better service. Disallowing our cookies will affect the functionality of this site.

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from.

To access this using Internet Explorer select the following menu options;

1. Tools   >   2. Internet Options   >   3. Privacy

From here you may also block our site's cookies by selecting the 'sites' button and adding our web address.

Under settings, you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.

You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at

If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that there may be functionality on various websites that does not work.

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