Privacy Statement

Your privacy

All the information about you that we hold is protected under the Data Protection Act 1998.

For further information about Haringey Council’s data protection policy please see our Information Charter.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.

A cookie normally contains the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value (usually a randomly generated unique number).

When you visit our website we might need to send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways:

  • To help us recognise you, so you do not have to re-key your registration details.
  • To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website.
  • To compile anonymous statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and so help us improve it. We cannot identify you personally from this information.

The cookies we use do not contain any information which can identify you personally.

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Cookies used on this website

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.

  • Google Analytics (measuring website usage)

We currently use Google Analytics to compile statistics about people who visit the Haringey Council website. Google Analytics uses JavaScript and cookies to monitor how people are using the site. The information typically collected is the IP address of the user, which pages were visited and for how long, date and time of visit, browser type, search terms etc. The web traffic does not contain any personal information which can identify you as an individual.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The information we get from Google Analytics helps us ensure this website is meeting users’ needs and to help us understand how we could do it better.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Cookie nameWhat it doesWhen it expires
_utmarandomly generated number2 years
_utmbrandomly generated number1 hour
_utmcrandomly generated numberwhen you close your browser
_utmzrandomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search)6 months

For further information on how Google Analytics collects and uses data see the Google Privacy Statement in the external links section below.

  • SOCITM Insight Survey

This survey is used to gather anonymous information from site visitors about their site visit - including what they were looking for and how satisfied they were.

This information is incredibly useful to us when designing pages and agreeing content for the site as it shows us what visitors are most interested in, and what they like and dislike.

The following cookies are used by SOCITM Insight:

Cookie nameWhat it doesWhen it expires
socitm_include_me9True/False1 year
ASP.NET_SessionIdRandomly generated numberwhen you close your browser
socitm_exclude_alt9True/False1 year
socitm_test_cookies9Randomly generated numberwhen you close your browser
  • People's Poll

The following cookies are used on the people's poll on the homepage of the website. These help ensure that people only vote once in the poll and hence we get more accurate results.

Cookie nameWhat it doesWhen it expires
pollidNumber (e.g 123456)30 days
a-pollidNumber (e.g 123456)30 days

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and that some other council websites we link to may also use cookies. For example our payments system would require session cookies to be used to allow transactions to take place, and library catalogue will need to set a cookie to remember who you are until you log out of the system.

We have approached the suppliers of those systems for more details and will post those details here in due course.

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Disabling / enabling cookies

You can accept or decline cookies by changing the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. In order to block or delete cookies, check the Help menu of your internet browser and type in delete cookies or block cookies to find a step by step process of how to do this.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit (external link).

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Email monitoring

The use of Haringey Council's email system may be monitored and emails read to make sure the system is operating properly, to block spam, viruses or illegal/harmful content, and for other lawful purposes.

Email newsletters and alerts

If you subscribe to an email alert service from Haringey Council, we will only use the email address you provide for that service. Clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will be available in each email.

We will only use an email address you provide for the purpose(s) that you provided it for, and will not pass this to any third party organisation without your prior consent.

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Your comments please

It is important to us that you feel you can trust our online systems. We therefore welcome any comments / doubts / suggestions you may have. Please use our online website feedback form if you wish to send us your comments, or email us at

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