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Use of cookies by Cherwell District Council

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What we do with your feedback

This site uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. 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.

The law which applies to how cookies are used for storing information on your equipment (such as your computer or mobile device) has changed (see the ICO website for more information). We have provided you with information about how our site uses cookies, and how to disable them if you wish.

To make it clearer for you, we've divided how we use cookies into four different categories:

Setting-based
- this type of cookie is used to remember a setting or preference, such as a colour or the size of text on a page.

Feature-based
- this type of cookie is used to remember information about a feature on a page, such as the fact that you've watched a video clip or listened to an audio file previously.

Function-based
- this type of cookie is used to remember information about how you use a website, and provide analytical information to site administrators.

Third-party
- this type of cookie is created by a third-party, and can also fall under the categories of 'Setting', 'Feature' and 'Functional'. Where third-party cookies are present on our sites, we will attempt to be as up front and clear as possible about their intended purpose.

What cookies we use

What cookies we use
CookieName/TypePurposeHow to blockWhat would happenMore information
Govmetric

Feature based
Function based
Third party

A service called GovMetric is used by us to obtain feedback about your experience of our website. The GovMetric service places a cookie on your device from govmetric.com whenever you rate a page on our website. If the cookie is set to expire at midnight on the day it is created and it contains a set of values, one for each page rating you have made. These values are identification numbers which link back to a central database (maintained by GovMetric) giving us details of your rating and additional analytical information.

To ensure this cookie is not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browserBlocking cookies from this service will provide no reduced service to you, but we may occasionally be unable to determine if additional feedback has been provided in error

Socitm website take-up service

Feature based
Function based
Third party

A site wide survey service provided by SOCITM, is used by us to obtain feedback about your experience of our website.  The service uses cookies to determine whether a customer has previously completed a survey on our website or has declined to take part.  The use of a cookie prevents the same customer using the same user account on the same computer from being asked to participate in the survey again during the current survey year.  Cookies are set to expire one year after their creation.To ensure this cookie is not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browserIf you clear your cookies, either manually or automatically at the end of visiting our site, you may be invited to participate in the survey again the next time you return to our website.  In addition, if you visit our website from a different system or using a different user name then you may be invited to participate in the survey again.  If you have cookies turned off by default, the service will never invite you to participate in the survey.Cookies and Website Take-up Service
Google analyticsFunction based
Third party
Analytical information is captured in some areas of the main site, to help us improve services and better understand user requirements.  This information is captured through a free service provided by Google (Google Analytics), using multiple cookies.Google Analytics cookies can be blocked in a number of ways.  Google offers an opt-out browser add-on for most modern web browsers, or cookies can be disabled directly within your browserBlocking Google Analytics cookies will provide no reduced service to you, but we will be unable to capture detailed information about your experience online.Overview of privacy at Google
Capita payment facilityJSessionId


Session cookie
Third party
Feature based
This cookie is essential for the correct functioning of the Capita payment application. It is deleted when you close your browser.

It contains no data that could be used by other web sites or, once you have completed your payment, by this web site.
To ensure this cookie is not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browserBlocking Capita payment system cookies will prevent you from making payments for our services e.g. paying council tax or buying a bin online.Link to Capita privacy page
LocalView  Fusions mapping systemLocalView.Localview


Third party
Setting based

When you use our mapping system, this cookie remembers the last location you selected on the map so that the next time you use the system this location is automatically selected.  This allows information corresponding to this location to be automatically displayed.

To ensure this cookie is not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browserBlocking Localview cookies will prevent the mapping system from 'remembering' the last location you selected.  The next time you use the system you will need to select a location again.

Modern.gov

(Meeting minutes and agendas)

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session cookie
Third party
This cookie is deleted when you close your browserTo ensure this cookie is not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browserBlocking session cookies will prevent  areas of the site where you login from working.

Public Access

(planning system)

JSESSIONID

Session cookie
Third party
Feature based
This cookie is deleted when you close your browserTo ensure this cookie is not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browserSupplier advises us that the functionality of the Public Access system does not appear to be affected.
Listen to this websiteJSESSIONID
CFID
CFTTOKEN
_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz

Session cookie
Third party
Feature based
This cookie is deleted when you close your browserTo ensure this cookie is not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browserBlocking session cookies will prevent the 'Listen to this page' feature from working.
Listen to this websiteinsipio.generator.functions

Setting based
Third party
This cookie is set only if you use 'Listen to this page' and change your settings.  It expires after 30 days.To ensure this cookie is not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browserBlocking cookies will prevent the 'Listen to this page' system from 'remembering' your settings, if you changed them.
On line formsSession cookie
Third party
Feature based
The technology running our eForms solution sets a session marker to identify you whilst filling out a form. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.To ensure this cookie is not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browserBlocking cookies will prevent our online forms from working (e.g. bin calendar, council tax direct debit setup).

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Instructions for blocking cookies using browser settings

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Firefox
Google chrome
Opera

Where can I find further information on cookies

All about cookies website
BBC webwise - what are cookies

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