This web site is maintained by Preston City Council (the Council) for information and communication purposes. 

Access to the website is subject to the following disclaimer and by accessing the site, users are bound by these terms. The council may at any time revise these terms and conditions by updating this page and so users should revisit this page when using the website.

Accuracy of Information

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained within the web site is correct and up to date, the council makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy and accepts no liability or responsibility for any loss due to any errors or omissions in the content of the site or caused by reliance on this information.

It is advised that users check any information before acting or relying on it.

The council's responsibility

Users browsing the website do so at their own risk.

The council is not liable for any loss whether in contract, or tort, arising out of the users access to, or inability to access, the site.

The council also accepts no responsibility for any damage to, or viruses that may infect, computer equipment, data or other property on account of a users access to the site or the downloading of any material from the site.

We use cookies to store information on your computer. This allows us to improve your experience of the website, and without them, parts of the site would not operate.

Cookies policy? 

We use cookies to store information on your computer. This allows us to improve your experience of the website, and without them, parts of the site would not operate.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.

They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. They aren't used to identify you personally and you can delete any cookies that your browser has stored.

The cookies we use do not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you have chosen to provide.

You can find more information on cookies and how to remove them on the about cookies website.

What are you using cookies for on your website?

ProviderPurposeCookies usedInformation
Google Analytics​Monitors how people use the website and which are the most popular pages. Providers meaningful reports to improve the user experience on our website. 

Google Analytic cookies will have the following names:

  • _utma
  • _utmb
  • _utmc
  • _utmz ​
Visit Google Analytics for more information about how cookies are used.
Capita payments

Some online forms give the ability to pay for services online.

This service uses session cookies only and required for the application to work. They hold information when you move between pages. They do not hold any personally identifiable or sensitive data and are deleted instantly when you leave the website.

The cookie name is:
  • JSESSIONID
The cookie contains no data that could be used by other websites or this site in the future.
Display preferences

Display preferences allow you to choose between 4 pre-set display options. These include different background, colours, text sizes and text only.

The display preference cookie will look like:
  • Accessibility.Display
Cookies are only set when a customer selects one of the display options.
FormsCookies are used when a customer visits any form on the site. This is used to track the user session as they complete the form.  The forms cookie will look like this:
  • ASP.NET_SessionId
  • ASPSESSIONID####
The cookie is used as an identifier for form filling purposes only.
Login / registerCookies are used if you register on the website to sign up to self-serve or receive email alertsThe registration cookie will look like this:
  • .ASPXAUTH.ModuleServices.Member
  • memberInfo 
     
Cookies are only set when a customer logs into the website. This stores information for authentication purposes.
Third party cookiesWe sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. Pages with embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Please check the third party website cookies for more information.

Our cookie policy does not apply to websites that you can link to from this website, unless specifically stated, for example payments system.

We encourage you to read the cookie and privacy statements on any other websites you visit.

Links to other web sites

The council provides links on this website to other external sites which we think you may find useful. If you choose to use these websites, you will leave this site, and different privacy protection and other policies will apply according to the site visited.

The council does not accept any responsibility for information contained in other web sites to which this site links to. Linking to any of these other web sites is, therefore at the users own risk.

Areas of web site accessible to the general public

The council does not claim ownership of content submitted or made available to the publicly accessible areas on the website. i.e. those areas on the website accessible to the general public. (E.g. message boards, bulletin boards, postings, community forums, photo gallery.)

Although the council takes reasonable care to ensure that inappropriate material is not published and once alerted to such material will take steps to resolve the situation, the council assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any publicly accessible areas nor for any error or omission contained in any information published by users in these areas.

Maps

The Ordnance Survey mapping included within this web-site is provided by Preston City Council under licence from the Ordnance Survey in order to fulfil its public function to make available council held public domain information.

Persons viewing this mapping should contact Ordnance Survey copyright for advice where they wish to licence Ordnance Survey mapping/map data for their own use.