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Our web pages may offer links to other websites when appropriate in good faith. The Forest of Dean District Council is not responsible for the content of external internet sites and will not accept liability for the display of incorrect information or for any adverse incidents which may arise after linking to those sites.
The Council makes every effort to virus check the files available for downloading on this site. The Council cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage which may happen from the use of downloaded material. We recommend that users re-check all downloaded material with their own virus check software.
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The Ordnance Survey mapping included in this web-site is provided by Forest of Dean District Council or Multimap under licence from the Ordnance Survey for the purpose of providing public information. Persons viewing this mapping should contact Ordnance Survey for advice if they wish to use the mapping for their own use. Enquiries can be made at their website www.ordsvy.gov.uk
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Where cookies are used on our website
We have a number of cookies that are set on our main website and via plugin services. These are detailed below :
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These cookies are set to mainly assist internal staff with updating the website via the content manager, but they can also be used through functionality such as online polls and newsletter registration functionality and via the website search facility. We are currently working with our website providers to see if some of these cookies are totally necessary and can be removed.
Cookies from third party plugin services
We have been informed by our following suppliers that they use session cookies that are removed from your machine when the user exits the browser.
Public Access for planning, building control and licensing
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Capita – Online payments
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