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What cookies we use
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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.
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|Google analytics||Function based|
|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 browser||Blocking 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 facility||JSessionId|
|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 browser||Blocking 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 system||LocalView.Localview|
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.
|Blocking 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.|
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|This cookie is deleted when you close your browser||Supplier advises us that the functionality of the Public Access system does not appear to be affected.|
|Listen to this website||JSESSIONID|
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|Listen to this website||insipio.generator.functions|
|This cookie is set only if you use 'Listen to this page' and change your settings. It expires after 30 days.||Blocking cookies will prevent the 'Listen to this page' system from 'remembering' your settings, if you changed them.|
|On line forms||Session cookie|
|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.||Blocking cookies will prevent our online forms from working (e.g. bin calendar, council tax direct debit setup).|
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