Our cookie policy

What cookies we use

We sometimes place small data files on your computer or phone. These are known as cookies and most websites do this.

We use cookies to store information about how you use the bexley.gov.uk website, such as the pages you visit.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded onto a device (computer for example) when a user accesses certain websites.

Cookies help a website to function properly by allowing the website to recognise a user's device for the purpose of remembering the devices site preferences/details.

Lesnes Abbey Woods uses cookies on this website and does not permit the use of cookies or any other devices that collects and stores information, which either on its own or when combined with other information identify an individual.


There are different types of cookies

Session - this type of cookie is stored in the computer's memory only during a user's browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user's computer when the browser is closed. They do not collect any information from the user's computer, for example, remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a website.

Permanent - this type of cookie is stored on your computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. These cookies can remember your settings the next time you come back to the web site, for example, remembering what language you have selected.

Flash cookies - Local shared objects (LSOs), commonly called Flash cookies, are data files that can be created on your computer by the sites that you visit. These are most often used to enhance your web-browsing experience, example, you may ask a site to remember your login name, that information is stored in the cookie, so on your next visit, the website displays your name in the login field.

First party - this type of cookie is set on a user's computer by the website that you are visiting, example, when visiting our site, we will directly place a cookie on your computer. This cookie can only be read by our site; the information that the cookie contains cannot be accessed or read by any other website.

Third-party - this type of cookie is issued by a website other than the one you are currently visiting, example when visiting a site that displays advertising, that advertising company could issue you with a cookie, which is known as a third-party cookie.

You can find our more information about cookies at All About Cookies.org.


To remove or reject cookies from this website

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, you can control cookies through your web browser settings, allowing you to decide if you want to access sites that use cookies.

To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage cookies, visit Managing cookies and select the browser you are using. Alternatively, you can also read your browser's own online help for more information.

We recommend you allow the cookies set by this website as they help the website to function correctly proving you with a better web experience. If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that certain functions of our website may cease to function correctly.


Controlling your browser cookies

You can use your browser to:

  • delete and block all cookies
  • allow all cookies
  • block third-party cookies
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser
  • open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data
  • install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality

Where to find information about controlling cookies

Internet Explorer cookies information

Chrome cookies information

Firefox cookies information

Safari cookies information

Opera cookies information


EU Cookie directive

The law relating to cookies has changed and the Information Commissioner's Office has issued guidance on the changes.


Our use of cookies

We use CIVIC cookie controller to allow you to accept/reject optional cookies that we use on our site.

The lists below show all the cookies that are set by this website and the third-party services that we use.

Please contact  if you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them.


Cookies for managing your current visit

We use a number of cookies to remember your selections or preferences that you have made when looking at the information on this website.


Optional cookies:  Google Analytics

We allow the use of Google Analytics cookies to gather data on a totally anonymous basis in order to help us accurately monitor the number of visitors to our website and volumes of usage.

Please refer to the Google code website for further details on the cookies set.

Cookie name Type Description Expires
__utma Other This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser 2 years
__utmb Other This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site 30 minutes
__utmc Session Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user When you close your browser
__utmz Other This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link 6 months


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