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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Our website uses a small number of 'cookies' as shown below. These are small files that we place on your computer to store information temporarily related to your use of our website (most of the 'remembering' of our website is done by our webserver reducing the need to store files on your computer). They help to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website. The cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and do not hold any sensitive information about you. Some of these cookies are essential for certain features of our website to work such as our online job applications.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of information available on our website.


How to Turn Cookies Off

You can manage these small files yourself through settings on your web browser.


Why do we use them?

Cookies enable us to monitor the number of people visiting our site and to store their preferences to improve their experience of our website.


What cookies does the Council use?

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council uses two types of cookies: - Functional cookies and Marketing cookies.

Functional cookies:
These are our web analytics, social integration and website session cookies. You must accept these in order to use our site.

Marketing cookies:
These are 3rd party cookies that are used to assess the impact of our online advertising activity.


Social Media and User Activated Cookies:

These cookies are set by their relevant providers and are activated when you click to watch a Youtube video on our website. If you do not wish to have these cookies set, do not interact with the tool.

Service Cookie Details Created By

We have have a YouTube channel and may embed some of our videos into our website using YouTube’s embed code. 



To find out more about the YouTube use of cookies pleases visit

You can opt out of certain YouTube cookies. Information can be found on the page above.


Analytical Cookies:
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