Cookies

Cookies set by third party applications

We use several third party applications in this website to provide online services.

Some of these applications use cookies to improve the user experience. These cookies are required for the applications to work correctly. They do not store data about you.

Below is a list of the applications and any cookies they set. This information isn't yet complete: we will be updating this page over the next few weeks.

ePetition

We use ePetition for online petitions in this website.

Cookie set:

  • Name: PHPSESSID
  • A session cookie which is used as the identifier for the current session in PHP. This cookie is required for ePetition to work
  • Expires: when the user closes the browser 
  • Contains: unique key containing numbers and letters

Socitm take-up campaign

We use Socitm's take-up campaign to get feedback about the website. The survey appears on screen from time to time when you visit the website. 

Three cookies are set:

(x indicates the version of the software)

  • Name: socitm_exclude_me(x)
  • A persistent cookie which indicates that a customer has rejected the survey and will not be invited to participate in this version of the survey again until the cookie expires. This cookie is also placed when the system processes the code to invite a customer to participate but detects the socitm_include_me(x) cookie while doing so and does not present the survey as a result
  • Expires: one year after placement
  • Contains: true and a string of random numbers
  • Name: Socitm_include_me(x)
  • A persistent cookie which indicates that a customer has accepted the survey and is either in the process of completing it or has completed it. The customer will not be asked to participate in this version of the survey again
  • Expires: one year after placement
  • Contains: true and a string of random numbers
  • Name: Socitm_exclude_alt(x)
  • A persistent cookie which indicates that a customer should be excluded from an alternate survey. This cookie is placed when the system processes the code to invite a customer to participate in an alternate/additional survey but detects the socitm_include_me(x) cookie while doing so and does not present the alternate survey as a result. Note this cookie will be placed whether or not the subscriber’s implementation includes alternate surveys
  • Expires: one year after placement
  • Contains: true and a string of random numbers
  • Name: socitm_test_cookies
  • A persistent cookie which is placed to test whether placing permanent cookies is permitted. It is deleted immediately after being placed
  • Expires: one year after placement
  • Contains: the value ‘123’

FirmStep – AchieveForms

We use AchieveForms for our online forms in this website.

Cookies set below:

  • Name: firmstep2server AFE
  • A session cookie used to ensure that the user connects to the correct server. This cookie is required for AchieveForms to work
  • Expires: when the user closes the browser
  • Contains: the letters AFE
  • Name: firmstep2session
  • A session cookie used to maintain the session during form navigation: e.g. maintaining the user's position in the form. This cookie is required for AchieveForms to work
  • Expires: when the user closes the browser 
  • Contains: a random string of numbers and letters 
  • Name: ASP.NET_sessionId
  • A session cookie created by the Microsoft .NET framework. AchieveForms does not currently store any information using this cookie. This cookie can be blocked with no adverse effects to AchieveForms
  • Expires: when the user closes the browser
  • Contains: a random string of numbers and letters
  • Name: AWSELB - 'Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancer'
  • A session cookie Used to direct your request to the appropriate server. No personal information is contained or used
  • Expires: when the user closes the browser
  • Contains: a random string of numbers and letters

More about how AchieveForms uses cookies

Idox - Planning Online

Planning Online uses session cookies to time out the user session after a period of inactivity. 

  • Name: JSESSIONID
  • A session cookie to distinguish a specific user's activity. Cookie is required for Planning Online to work
  • Expires: when the user closes the browser
  • Contains: a random string

Planning Online also uses the application Northgate Public Access for planning documents. Northgate Public Access does not use cookies.

Trent - apply for a job online

This application does not use cookies.

Capita - online payments

  • Name: JSESSIONID
  • A session cookie which is essential for the correct functioning of the payment application. It is normally deleted when you close your browser. It contains no data that could be used by other web sites or in the future by this website
  • Expires: usually when user closes browser
  • Contains: a random number  

Connect - online services for benefits, council tax and business rates

  • Name: JSESSIONID
  • A session cookie which is used to make sure that the correct web session is used. This cookie is required for Connect to work 
  • Expires: when the user closes the browser
  • Contains: randomly generated alphanumeric string   

Modern.gov - information about councillors and council meetings

  • Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
  • A session cookie used to maintain the user's session while they navigate through Modern.gov. This cookie is essential for modern.gov to work 
  • Expires: when user exits browser
  • Contains: Randomly generated alphanumeric string

  Last updated: 11/03/2015 10:57

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