We use cookies on our website to ensure that we give you the best user experience.

We may, however, ask you for personal details like your email and postal address if you have asked us to get in touch with you.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They make sites work more efficiently and provide information to the owners of the site.

This table shows which cookies we use and why.

Cookies we use and why we use them
CookieNamePurposeMore information
Content Management System cookie




Used to maintain session information for the Microsoft .NET framework that runs our Website


Used to maintain session information for the platforms other than Microsoft .NET that run our Website.

Used to maintain session information for users who choose to view the site in different contrast modes.

Essential site cookieASP.NET_SessionIdThis cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set upon your arrival to the Dumfries & Galloway Council site. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser. 
Archives CatalogueArchive.Catalog.Search.This cookie remembers the last search made by the user in the user's browser. 
Public Access


(ePlanning system)

JSESSIONIDThis cookie ensures the correct function of our online Planning and Report it online Applications, and it is deleted when you close your browser. 
Google MapMPRF
Persistent cookie set by Google maps. On some pages we embed interactive maps using Google Maps. Terms of Service for Google Maps
Google Analytics_utma

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously.  It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.  You can opt out from Google Analytics if you wish.

View an overview of privacy at Google



Persistent cookie set by YouTube - if viewing an embedded video on our web site. Google Privacy Policy (Youtube)
Public Access


(planning system)

JSESSIONIDThis cookie is deleted when you close your browser. 
Netloan reservation system for Dumfries & Galloway Council LibrariesASP.NET_SessionIdUsed to maintain session information for the Microsoft .NET framework that runs our Website 
Library catalogueCSPSESSIONID-SP-80
These cookies are necessary for the library catalogue to function.


No personal information is stored in these cookies and they are removed when you close your browser.

Capita payment facilityJSessionIdThis cookie is essential for the correct functioning of the Capita payment application. It is deleted when you close your browser. View an overview of privacy at Capita
Website Take-up ServiceSocitm_include_me[x]
This cookie is set by our Website customer survey system, Socitm Insight Website take-up service (WTS) to determine whether a customer has participated in the WTS survey on a subscriber's website or has rejected taking part. The survey uses this information to prevent the same customer using the same user account on the same computer from being asked to participate in the survey again during the current survey year.  The only use made of the cookies is to prevent customers being invited to participate multiple times in the same survey. They contain no personally identifiable information. Socitm Cookie use guidance

How to disable and delete cookies

You can restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or any other website, though your browser settings but please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact on the way our website functions.

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but it will not store cookie information that identifies you.

Third party cookies and other websites

Our privacy policy doesn't cover other sites we link to. These links are provided for your convenience and we are not responsible for the content of these sites.

Twitter and Facebook sharing buttons come from external websites which not under our control. Cookies placed and used on your computer or mobile device from a third party are also not under our control and we would encourage you to check the privacy policy of third party websites

Disable Flash cookies

Restricting the use of Adobe Flash cookies may affect the features which use Flash based content on our sites.


We use encryption technology to protect any personal information you submit to our online services.

Law enforcement

We fully co-operate with the Police to identify those who use our service for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to the Police any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.

Request personal data we may hold about you

If you have a query concerning our privacy policy please contact us. This privacy notice was updated on 14 March 2016.


Page last updated: 29/01/2020
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