Find out what cookies are, how we use them on Suffolk Fostering and Adoption and how you can manage them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

They're used to help a website work properly, as well as to measure how you use the site.

We use 2 types of cookies to store information about how you use our site.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies are essential for a website to work properly.

For example, on, they do things like:

  • remembering your progress through a form (such as a licence application)
  • showing you information in your chosen language when you return to the site
  • maintaining basic functions, performance and security of the site

As these cookies are essential, they always need to be on.

You can turn off necessary cookies by changing your browser settings. However, this may affect how our site functions, and your experience of using it.

Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies are used to measure how you use a website.

We use Google Analytics and Siteimprove to understand how you use

We do not allow these third parties to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics and Siteimprove set cookies that store anonymised information about things like:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on our site
  • how long you spend on each page
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

Some pages on may contain content from third-party sites like YouTube, which set their own cookies.

Analytics cookies are not essential, and can be turned off. However, please be aware that this information helps us improve our site, giving you a better experience.

How to change your cookie settings

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by:

  1. Clicking on the ‘C’ icon (bottom left corner of the screen)
  2. Adjusting the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’
  3. Clicking ‘Save and close’

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

Find out how to manage cookies on different browsers:

You can search for cookies information related to other internet browsers using a search engine, such as Google.

Further information on cookies

Cookies are regulated by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

We used to find information about cookies used on

You can visit our privacy and data protection page for full details of how Suffolk County Council treats your personal information.