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Website - Terms and Conditions of Use


The Neath Port Talbot Online Website is owned by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and is maintained for your personal use and viewing.

The access and use of Neath Port Talbot Online featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your (The User's) acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect from the date on which you first use this Website. We reserve the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice. If a revision takes place, the revised terms and conditions will be displayed on these pages and the continued use of Neath Port Talbot Online after such a revision has been made shall constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions.

Privacy Statement

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, the Neath Port Talbot Online Website does not store or capture personal information but merely logs the user's IP address, which is automatically recognised by the web server*. The system will record your e-mail address and other information if volunteered to us by you: This shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. It may be used for internal review and to notify you about updates to the Website. This privacy statement only covers the Neath Port Talbot Online Website at This statement does not cover links within this site to other Websites.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits or one of our hosted partner sites, a log is automatically kept which can be used to gather information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of anyone visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Where we have embedded functionality from other organisations into our website, for example, from SOCITM, Google or Facebook, please note that the processing and storage of information relating to your visit takes place on their servers and not ours. For instance, if you use the Facebook “like” button, or use the Facebook “Comment” facility, a record of this information is held by Facebook, and not by NPT.

Use of cookies by NPT

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another  website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.
The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide ( A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like e-commerce, cannot be provided.
Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

To learn more about Facebook cookies, visit
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Cookies used on our site
Cookie Name  Purpose
lang NPT uses this to store your language setting.
__utmz, __utmc, __utmb, __utma Set by Google Analytics, 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.
ASP.NET_SessionId Set automatically by the software that drives our website, this cookie is essential to the correct working of our website as you browse from page to page, and will expire when your visit is over.
socitm_include_me7, socitm_exclude_me7 Set by SOCITM, one indicates that a customer has accepted the survey and is either in the process of completing it or has completed it. The customer will not be asked to participate in this version of the survey again.

The other indicates that a customer has rejected the survey and will not be invited to participate in this version of the survey again until the cookie expires. This cookie is also placed when the system processes the code to invite a customer to participate but detects the socitm_include_me[x] cookie while doing so and does not present the survey again as a result.
wd, lsd, datr Set by Facebook, these indicates the dimensions of the screen that you are using to browse the web, and also to allow facebook widgets to appear on our site. Note that if you are logged into Facebook, there may be other cookies set in addition to this.
StylePicker:colourscheme, StylePicker:fontsize NPT uses these cookies to remember the styles you have chosen when you browse our site.
nptJobsCookie Our Jobs application uses this setting in order to function correctly.
k, guest_id Set by Twitter, to allow users to view twitter widgets on our site. Note that if you are logged into Twitter, there may be other cookies set in addition to this.

Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

NPT uses the Adobe Flash Player to deliver some of its video content.  Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

How to disable Flash Cookies:

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like or for all websites - see for details.


The Neath Port Talbot Online Website and materials relating to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council information, products and services (or third party information, products and services), are provided 'as is' without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that make it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of The Neath Port Talbot Online Website.

Links to Other Websites

As a convenience to you, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council makes every effort to ensure that the hypertext links from this Website to other Websites operated by other entities are relevant and provide useful information.

If you access into any of these linked Websites you will leave the Neath Port Talbot Online Website and you do so at your own risk: it is for you to take any necessary measures to guard against viruses and/or other destructive/corruptive bodies.

We are not responsible for any of the contents of these linked Websites or the reliability of any information provided within them and we accept no liability whatsoever (whether legal or otherwise) for any losses or damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential losses or damages, arising out of or in connection with the use of any of these linked Websites.

The inclusion of hyperlinks to other Websites should not be taken, in any way, to be an endorsement of any kind of these Websites by ourselves.

Virus Protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this Website.


The materials featured on this Website, including without limitation any text, logo, icons, photographs and other artwork is copyright protected material of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council unless otherwise indicated. Use may be made of this copyright protected material without our permission provided that it is not reproduced, modified or used for any financial gain. Commercial use of this copyright protected material may only be made with our express written approval.

The permission to use copyright materials on this Website does not extend to any materials which are identified as being the copyright of any third parties: authorisation to use materials which are the copyright of third parties must be obtained from those third parties themselves.

Requests to use any copyright material of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council should be addressed to the Chief Executive's Directorate, Civic Centre, Port Talbot SA13 1PJ

Data Quality

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council is committed to providing a high standard of quality in the information it provides on this Website and every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate and up to date. If you think that there are any inaccuracies or out of date information on this website please contact the Webmaster by Email at

Legal Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Copyright Acknowledgement

Certain materials published on this page have been extracted from The National Assembly for Wales Website and are Crown Copyright protected materials.

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