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Privacy and Cookies


Using our website

This website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions which take effect from the date of first use.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying Greater North Kent, government departments and their agencies, third parties and their information, products and services are proprietary marks of the Crown and/or third parties. Copying or use of these logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.


You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The Greater North Kent pages must load into the user’s entire window.

Virus protection

Greater North Kent makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.


The Greater North Kent website and material relating to Government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions within the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.  In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Greater North Kent website.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Privacy statement

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, the Greater North Kent website does not store or capture users’ personal information but does log the IP address of the device used when visiting the site. We do not use cookies for collecting any user information (except anonymised information as detailed below) and we will not collect any information except that required for system administration of our web server.

Anonymous information about page visits is collected using Google Analytics – see below.

Using our website confirms your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Where our website links to external resources or websites, these may add their own cookies. These are outside our control. Cookies can be disabled by changing the settings on your computer browser, but you may need to re-enter information at times.


This website does not record your email address and will not receive email from or generate email to users. Any emails that you send separately to Greater North Kent, or receive from Greater North Kent, may be retained as a record of contact, and your email address and any other information that you may supply stored for future use in accordance with the policies of our Accountable Body, Dartford Borough Council, governing personal information, to comply with the Data Protection Act.


These terms and conditions were last reviewed March 2023, and will be reviewed on an ad-hoc basis as circumstances change.


Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work and to make them more efficient.

Cookies also help website owners understand how you use the site so that they can make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

Our privacy policy applies to our use of cookies. Find out how to manage cookies on the Information Commissioner’s website.

How we use cookies

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to understand how you use our website and to gather feedback, so we can improve it.

Google Analytics (Universal Analytics)

When someone visits this website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.  This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this website
  • the time you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site
  • what type of technology you are using (e.g. Mac or Windows, which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies)

Google may retain may retain user data for up to 14 months. We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so we can’t identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data and find out how you can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

Google Analytics uses the following cookies on our website.

_ga – Used to distinguish users – expires in 2 years
_gat – Used to throttle request rate – expires in 1 minute
_gid – Used to distinguish users expires in 24 hours

Greater North Kent does not make, and does not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.  If in future we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are needed to make our website work. They allow us to remember your cookie preferences and update the content on our website.

Our cookie management solution

You may see a modal window when you visit our website, to let you know that we would like to use cookies and to ask for your consent. We call this our ‘cookie management solution’.

We use the following cookies on our website:

  • CIVIC Cookie Control – Used to save user consent preferences – expires in 90 days

Changing your cookie settings

There are several ways you can manage or delete cookies depending on which browser you used when you visited our website. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers.

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. Session cookies are only stored temporarily and expire once you close your browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit the All about cookies website.