Cookies

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small message given to your web browser by websites you visit. The browser stores the message in a text file, and the message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use cookies to provide us with anonymous aggregate information on how people use our website and to help us to know what they find interesting and useful on our web site. 

How cookies work

If you would like further information on Cookies please visit the BBC Webwise reference.

The cookies we use

The tables below explains what cookies are set on our website and why.

 My Account (CCP)
Cookie name Purpose
WebAnalyticsSessionId2 Used by the search engine
FedAuth Used to pass information from one screen to another 10 hours
cookies_accepted Used to remember if you've accepted the use of cookies
CouncilAccessibility Used to remember any high-contrast and text-only settings that you have chosen
Discovery Used to pass information from one screen to another
_InfoPath_Sentinel Used to pass information from one screen to another
GUID-USERNAME Used to pass information from one screen to another
PageMode? Used to save your preferred mode for viewing this site (mobile or full)

 

Google Analytics
Cookie name Purpose
PageMode? Used to save your preferred mode for viewing this site (mobile or full)
_utma Used to collect information about how visitors use our site.
_utmb Used to collect information about how visitors use our site.
_utmc Used to collect information about how visitors use our site.
_utmz Used to collect information about how visitors use our site.
_utmmobile Used to collect information about how visitors use our site.


Can I delete or limit cookies?

We recommend that you allow the above cookies, but if you decide that you would like to delete or control which cookies are allowed, then information on how to do this can be found by visiting aboutcookies.org.

To delete cookies or reject cookies

Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may be able to change the settings of your web browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your computer, giving you the choice whether to accept it or not.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, add our domain to the list of websites you do not want accept cookies from.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or GOV.UK.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that there may be some functionality on various websites that will not work.