Visiting the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA)  website

When someone visits our website  we use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This enables us to establish the number of visitors to the site’s different pages. It is not possible to identify users in this way and we make no attempts to do so via other means.

What are cookies?

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 (third party cookie). They are used by us to help our users navigate this website efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website. If you'd like to learn more about cookies and how to manage them you can visit   

What information is collected and stored on our website?

Cookies are used to store information on how you navigate the webpage, i.e. what link has been clicked. The information is sent to our Google Analytics and we can use this to improve navigation of the webpage, making it more user friendly for you.  This information is stored by Google and subject to their privacy policy, which can be viewed here: 

How can I stop cookies from being stored on my computer?

How you manage cookies will depend on your web browser. Note that if cookies are not enabled on your computer your browsing experience may be limited. Each browser is different, so to learn how to change your cookie preferences find the web browser that you would normally use below:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari 

This is a non-exhaustive list of popular web browsers on the market. If your web browser is not on the list, search for an official tutorial online or seek an IT professional.

NILGA holds no responsibility for the content of external sites.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this notice or the information that we collect from you are welcomed and should be addressed to Head of Policy and Governance, NILGA, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6RB,

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