Cookies on the Planning Data website

The Planning Data website puts cookies onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. This helps us to:

  • update and improve the website based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we do not show them to you again

We do not collect any personal information that could be used to identify you.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are needed for the service to work. We do not need to ask for permission to use them.

How cookies are used on the Planning Data website

When you first visit the Planning Data website, you will see a banner asking if you accept cookies. We’ll store a cookie to remember which option you selected. You can always change your mind and change your choice on this page.

Next time you visit the site, we will remember your preference and not show the banner again.

To do this, the Planning Data website sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
cookies_preferences_set Lets us know you've seen our cookie message. 1 year
cookies_policy Saves your cookie choices. 1 year

Google Analytics cookies (optional)

We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the Planning Data website. This helps us to improve the website experience and make sure it’s meeting your needs.

Google Analytics sets cookies that store information about:

  • the pages you visit on this website
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on whilst on the website
We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

Name Purpose Expires
_ga Counts the number of visitors by tracking if you've visited this website before. 2 years
_gid Counts the number of visitors in the UK by tracking if you've visited this website before. 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made. 10 minutes