What is a Cookie?
How Can I See or Control Cookies
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Cookies are used on this Website
- Session Cookies. These are temporary cookies, which only exist in the period you access the website. Session cookies help the councils websites remember what you did on the previous page, of if you have logged in, thus avoiding having to re-enter information. On our websites, these cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you
- Persistent Cookies. These are cookies, which remain on your device after you have visited our website. These cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor (by storing a randomly generated number) and help us remember preferences when returning to our websites, again meaning users don’t have to re-enter information
Some cookies used on our website are provided by 3rd party services and applications, such as Google adsense. More details are provided in the table below
The length of time a cookie will remain on your device will depend on the type of cookie. On our website, these cookies do not contain personal information.
The table below identifies the cookies we use on our websites, there nam and description.
Google Analytics can be found on all websites listed.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. 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.
|utmz||stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)||6months|
|utma||stores each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking of this information).||2 years|
|utmb and utmc||are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends||End of Session / 30 mins|
Some of our webpages use Google AdSense – more information is available below.
|Cookie shown as from||Description||Expires|
|doubleclick||Google uses the DoubleClick cookie on AdSense sites, partner sites and certain Google services to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a given ad is shown to you. When you visit a website, view an ad, or click an ad supported by Google’s advertising services, it may set a cookie on your browser. This advertising cookie will appear in your browser as coming from the domain “doubleclick.net.||2 years|
|Mediaplex||Mediaplex provides products and services to deliver and track advertisements and marketing messages over the Internet on behalf of clients such as advertisers, marketers and website publishers (“Clients”). Advertisements and communications sent through Mediaplex products and services derive from the sending Client, with Mediaplex acting as the delivery agent.||End of Session / 30 mins|
|These are used by Google to track how many people are using their Maps, which appear on every branch page.||These cookies expire within 30 days to 2 years|
ASP session cookies
|This cookie identities you as a unique user whilst you are browsing our site. No personal information is stored. It also helps us remember you have logged into the site, so you can browse pages without having to login again||End of Session|
|clientvars||This cookie identities you as a unique user whilst you are browsing our site. No personal information is stored. It also helps remember what widgets you have added to your personalised pages and what position they are in, so when you return you have the same information displayed as you choose on your previous visit.||End of Session|
|mode||Used to maintain session information for users who choose to view the site in different contrast modes.||End of Session|
|aspsessionid||This cookie identities you as a unique user whilst you are browsing our site. No personal information is stored. It also helps us remember you have logged into the site, so you can browse pages without having to login again||End of Session|
|googtrans||Stores your chosen language, if you decide to change is from English.||End of Session|
|PREF||This cookie is used to remember your language preferences if you choose to translate any pages.||1 month|