Cookies

This page contains information on the Nottingham City 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:

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

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.

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 AdSense

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
More Info http://www.mediaplex.com/mojo-privacy-statement
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Google Maps

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

Google Translate

Cookies Description Expires
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
More Info http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

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

 www.nottinghaminsight.org.uk

Nottingham insight also uses Google Analytics – see above

Cookie 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
.ASPXFORMAUTH The cookie that contains the authentication ticket when logged in to the site. End of session
.ASPXROLES If you are logged in to the site, you will be a member of a particular role which allows us to control what information you have access to.  This cookie stores the details of that role.  Most users will be in a Public role End of session
ias.locale Records the user language choice for the website End of session
ias.PreferredItemCount Records the user choice of number of results to show in a list
myTreeSavedStateCookie Used to record the state of the folder tree between page refreshes.  Only used for logged in user with privileges to the Upload tool End of session
Div1SavedStateCookie Used to record the state of the Place Keyword tree structure between page refreshes.  Only used on the Upload tool
Div3SavedStateCookie Used to record the state of the Owner organisation tree structure between page refreshes.  Only used on the Upload tool
f5reminder Records that the user has previously seen the message displayed in the top left hand corner of the site.  This message is presented to inform the user when the site has been updated or to present the option to undertake a survey
More Info http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

http://plan4.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Cookie Description Expires
JSESSIONID A session token is a unique identifier that is generated and sent from a server to a client to identify the current interaction session. The client usually stores and sends the token as an HTTP cookie and/or sends it as a parameter in GET or POST queries. The reason to use session tokens is that the client only has to handle the identifier-all session data is stored on the server (usually in a database, to which the client does not have direct access) linked to that identifier. End of session
More Info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jsessionid

leisure.nottinghamcity.gov.uk (also uses google analytics – see above)

Cookie Description Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is automatically created by ASP.NET and is required for functionality of the website. 6months
currentTheme Some old versions of Connect may use this cookie to store the current visual theme selected by visitor.
homeportal_session_id (sometimes set)
This cookie is used to identify a user’s session on the website when an IP address for the user can’t be obtained by the application. It is used to prevent flooding of forms, and to work out when to turn Captcha on.
homeportal_account_id (set on login)
This cookie is used to identify the account id of the logged in user.
homeportal_login_key (set on login)
This cookie is a unique authentication token used to verify the user’s identity.
forgot_session_id (set when requesting a forgotten password) This cookie is used to track a user through the forgotten password process, for the challenge-response portion.
register_session_id  (set during the registration process) This cookie is used to track a user through the registration process, to keep track of the steps they have taken, and members they have identified.
move_hash (set when moving a member) This cookie is used as part of the movement process to ensure the request isn’t attempted more than once.
Join@home membership sign-up and Online Registration v1.x uses the following cookies
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is automatically created by ASP.NET and is required for functionality of the website. More details about this cookie are available on
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is automatically created by ASP.NET and is required for functionality of the website. More details about this cookie are available on
PromptSet, PicklistMoniker, RefineMoniker, VerifyInfo,
Moniker and Route
If QAS is installed and invoked Online Registration uses the above cookies to lookup, check and validate and a user’s postal address.
More Info http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918

open.nottinghamcity.gov.uk and secure.nottinghamcity.gov.uk (also uses google analytics – see above)

Cookie Description Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is automatically created by ASP.NET and is required for functionality of the website. More details about this cookie are available on 6months
More Info http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918

http://energymappingtool.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Cookie Description Expires
LocalView.{GUID} Contains a map extent related to your search. Used to position a map relative to your address. 1 Year
UNIQUEUSERID Contains a unique user ID. Part of the ESRI Local View Fusion software, used within that system to differentiate between concurrent users. Cookie is deleted at the end of each session. End of Session

http://www.nottinghamtravelwise.org.uk/ and http://www.itsnottingham.info/

Cookie Description Expires
ASPSESSIONID This cookie is automatically created by ASP.NET and is required for functionality of the website. End of
Session
More info http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918