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This page contains information on the Council's use of cookies on its websites and details on how you can stop your browser downloading them or delete them.

Nottingham City Council - Cookie Policy

This cookie policy provides information on cookies the council uses on its websites, what they are for and how you as an individual users can control or block them using your browser. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

This Cookie Policy covers the following websites

In the following referred to as Nottingham City Councils "websites".

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of numbers and letters downloaded on to a device (e.g. computer, laptop, smartphone) when a user accesses some websites, including those of the Council. Cookies allow us to recognise devices and help us remember information regarding your preferences (e.g. if you have created a personalized homepage, or if you have logged into a site). This helps users of our websites, as it means their preferences can be saved each time they visit, without the need to re-enter them. Most major websites use cookies.

How can I see or control cookies

You may delete and block all cookies from our sites, but parts of these sites may not work properly.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, and how to manage, stop your browser downloading them or delete them, visit:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ (external website)

Your browser's HELP function should also tell you how to do this, or your mobile phone manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies on our websites may impact on some functionality

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 website listed above)

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.

Cookie

Description

Expires

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

More Info

http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

Google Maps (Can be found on all website listed above)

Cookies

Description

Expires

NID,
SNID,
PREF, khcookie

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

More Info

http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

ASP session cookies

Cookies

Description

Expires

ASP.NET_
SessionId

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

More Info

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918

Flash Cookies

Cookies

Description

Expires

CFID, CFTOKEN

To use client and session variables, ColdFusion must be able to identify the client. It normally does so by setting the following two cookie values on the client's system:

End of Session

More Info

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusion/9.0/Developing/WSc3ff6d0ea77859461172e0811cbec0c35c-7fef.html