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Cookies

Use of cookies on the Ashfield District Council website

  • Cookies are simple text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or are a method of storing information in memory.
  • Some cookies are essential to make web services 'work'. For example our online payments facility will not function correctly without cookies being enabled in your browser.
  • Other cookies are not 'essential' to a website's function but are used to provide anonymous usage information for example. This website currently employs Google Analytics tracking cookies for this purpose.
  • Most web browsers allow control of how cookies are utilised via their own built-in settings however be aware that altering these settings may prevent web services from functioning correctly.
  • To find out more about cookies visit All About Cookies

List of cookies set by google.com

We use Google Analytics to help us estimate the number of visitors to our websites, and how they navigate through them.

Google Analytics sets cookies to store information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Cookies set by Google Analytics are third-party cookies.To prevent being tracked by Google Analytics across this website it may be possible to use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on (note - this add-on is not available for all browser versions).

Cookie Name
Purpose
Expires
_utma
Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor.
After 2 years
_utmb
Used to to establish a session. If this cookie is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.
After 30 minutes
_utmc
Used to establish a session. If this cookie is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.
When the browser is closed
_utmz
When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie.
After 6 months
_utmv
Used to label activity eg when using our StreetLevel facility
When the browser is closed

Other cookies

Cookie Name
Purpose
Expires
JSESSIONID
This is used to maintain session information and is created in memory when a member of the public accesses the website, allowing the server to identify the session that is being used.
At the end of the session
ASPSESSIONIDAQTCQTCR
ASP.NET SessionID 
This is used to maintain session information when making payments and is created in memory
At the end of the session
CookieConsent
Records website visitor's preference for using cookies 
After 100 days
CFID
CFTOKEN
Used to store session information while performing searches such as planning applications and planning enforcements 
after 30 years
Stylesheet
Used to store the users contrast preferences
After 100 days

This privacy notice only covers the Ashfield District Council's website at http://www.ashfield.gov.uk. Other links within this site to other websites are not covered by this privacy notice.