FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

30 July 2021

Please could you provide me with some information regarding third-party cookies and your cookies policy, and your website design?

 

Specifically:

Cookies and cookie policy

  • Does your website currently have third party cookies?
  • What does your website currently use cookies for?
  • Do you have a cookie policy in place?
  • Do you currently ask for users’ consent before setting any cookies that are non essential to providing the service?

 

Website design

  • Has your local council website been evaluated against the government’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines? If not, are there plans to do so in the next 12 months?
  • How much have you invested in the past a) 12 months and b) in total, to make your council’s website accessible?


East Herts Council Response

13 August 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

Cookies and cookie policy

  • Does your website currently have third party cookies? We do not pass any of your personal data to outside organisations and/or individuals, except with your express consent or where required for the purposes of fraud detection or prevention. We do not collect personal information for commercial purposes (for example - we do not sell information to other companies or organisations)

 

 

 

  • Do you currently ask for users’ consent before setting any cookies that are non essential to providing the service? There is currently a cookie consent pop-up in place.

 

Website design

  1. Has your local council website been evaluated against the government’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines? If not, are there plans to do so in the next 12 months?

Accessibility audit (main site) - July 2020

Garden Waste Portal audit - January 2021

Plus ongoing testing using automated accessibility tools

 

  1. How much have you invested in the past a) 12 months and b) in total, to make your council’s website accessible?

Cost of the audit - £4,880

Cost of Garden Waste audit - £3,500 (paid for by the shared waste service)

No additional development costs

 

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.