Why we use cookies

Our website uses cookies, as most websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are, simply, small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us to:

  • Make our website work as you are used to.
  • Remember your settings during and between visits for any part of the site that you may want this for.
  • Improve the security of the site.
  • Improve our website by tracking pages that are visited the most.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission).
  • Collect any sensitive information.
  • Pass data to advertising networks.
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
  • Pay sales commissions.

You can learn more about the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your browser are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. If you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site may not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your postcode for My Mid Sussex, if you allow it

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows, which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page(s) they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These analytics programs also tell us, anonymously, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine or another site) helping us to put more time into developing our site for you.

We use the following cookies:

Cookie Name  Information 
 NMSTAT  Anonymous analytics and statistics tracking. 
 ASP.NET_SessionId  Tracks the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.
 JSESSIONID  Session cookie set by the web server. Simply a random code that every visitor to the site receives.
 UPRN  Saves your postcode, if you have allowed this, for the My Mid Sussex section of the website.
 msdcweb  Another session cookie, set by another web server when you enter the site. A random code that every visitor to the site receives.
 OFSessionHash  Used to anonymously track progress through the online forms provided on this website.

Third party cookies

There are some pages on this website that use embedded content, such as images or videos from websites such as YouTube. These sites may set cookies with this content but we have no control over it. Please look at the relevant websites for further information on their cookies.


Our advertising provider may set cookies in order to track views for the adverts which are being displayed. The cookies should not do anything more than simply track the number of views an advert has received.

You can find information on our advertiser's cookies and privacy policy here.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Click here to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.