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Shrewsbury Town Council website uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes – the data is then removed from the system. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically allow cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
For more information about cookies – including guidance on how to delete them or decline them – you may find the site www.aboutcookies.org useful