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.
In line with Welsh Language Standards which came into effect 1
April 2016, all content for which we are directly responsible is
published bilingually. It is the responsibility of the external
sites to which we link to conform with their own Welsh Language
Scheme, if such a scheme exists, or with the Welsh Language
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 www.npt.gov.uk: This statement does
not cover links within this site to other Websites.
Visitors to our websites
When someone visits www.npt.gov.uk 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.
Our mobile site (m.npt.gov.uk) is in
development and as a result we recommend that you use the desktop
version (i.e. www.npt.gov.uk)
until such time as the development work has been completed.
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
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
The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the
categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide (www.international-chamber.co.uk).
A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set
Category 1: strictly necessary
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
To learn more about Facebook cookies, visit https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=176591669064814
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
||NPT uses this to store your language setting.
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||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.
||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
||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.
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||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.
||NPT uses these cookies to remember the styles you have chosen
when you browse our site.
||Our Jobs application uses this setting in order to function
||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
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
www.npt.gov.uk or for all
websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security
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
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.
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
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
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.
Certain materials published on this page have been extracted
from The National Assembly for Wales
Website and are Crown Copyright protected materials.