Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website server. It can only be read by that server and can be used to measure how people use the website. It cannot be used to identify you personally. We use cookies to collect anonymous statistics about how people use our website to help us maintain and improve the website.

Opting out of using cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. You can set your browser to notify you before receiving a cookie so that you can decide whether to accept it or you can refuse all cookies although this can stop some websites from working properly. For more information about cookies visit the All About Cookies website.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Cookies we use

We use Google Analytics and Siteimprove to collect information about how people use the website. These statistics are used to understand how people use our website and how we can make improvements so it continues to meet our users needs. the analytics tools record information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the website, and how you got there. We do not store any personal information and cannot be used to identify who you are.

Category Details
Necessary Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website and its subdomains cannot function properly without these cookies.
Preferences Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
Statistics Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Marketing Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
Unclassified Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

 

Cookies used on the main website - westsuffolk.gov.uk

Category: Necessary

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description
Consent google.com HTTP 217 months Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.

Category: Preferences

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description
Cftoken westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP Session This cookie is used to determine which type of device the visitor is using, so the website can be properly formatted - This information is stored in the 'CFID' cookie.

Category: Statistics

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description
_ga westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
CFID westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP Session This cookie is used in context with the 'Cftoken' cookie. The cookie stores a specific ID for the visitor and the visitor's device and browser.
collect google-analytics.com Pixel Session Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Category: Marketing

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description
1P_JAR google.com HTTP 29 days Collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement.
NID google.com HTTP 6 months Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

 

Cookies used on the systems linked to from the West Suffolk Council website

Find my nearest - maps.westsuffolk.gov.uk

Category: Necessary

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description

ASP.NET_SessionId

maps.westsuffolk.gov.uk

HTTP Session

Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.

Consent google.com HTTP 18 years Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR compliance of the website.

Category: Statistics

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description
_ga

google-analytics.com

HTTP 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat google-analytics.com HTTP 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid google-analytics.com HTTP 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

collect

google-analytics.com Pixel Session Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

image.aspx

448509.global.siteimproveanalytics.io Pixel Session

Registers statistical data on visitors' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.

nmstat

uk1.siteimprove.com

HTTP 999 days

This cookie contains an ID string on the current session . This contains non-personal information on what subpages the visitor enters – this information is used to optimize the visitor's experience.

siteimproveses

global.siteimproveanalytics.io
via uk1.siteimprove.comuk1.siteimprove.comuk1.siteimprove.com

HTTP Session Registers statistical data on visitors' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.

Category: Marketing

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description
1P_JAR google.com HTTP 29 days Collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement.
NID google.com HTTP 6 months Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

Category: Unclassified

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description

astun

google.com HTTP 29 days Collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement.

atMyCouncil

google.com HTTP 6 months Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

 

Licensing register - licensing.westsuffolk.gov.uk

No cookies are used.

 

MiHR - External access to employees self service system - selfservice.westsuffolk.gov.uk

No cookies are used.

 

Modern.gov - Councillors and meetings system - democracy.westsuffolk.gov.uk

Category: Necessary

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description

ASP.NET_SessionId

democracy.westsuffolk.gov.uk

HTTP Session

Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.

 

Online forms - westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com

Category: Necessary

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description

AWSELB

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com

HTTP 1 day

Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.

PHPSESSID

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP Session

Preserves user session state across page requests.

SESS#

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP 1 day

Preserves users states across page requests.

Category: Statistics

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description
_ga westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
collect google-analytics.com Pixel Session Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Category: Unclassified

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description

APP_LANG

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com

HTTP 1 day Unclassified

authKey

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP Session Unclassified

council

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP Session Unclassified

localtime

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP Session Unclassified

sessionStorageTest

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP Session Unclassified

SiteSettingsCache

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP Session Unclassified

SiteSettings-CustomCssInline

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP Session Unclassified

SiteSettings-CustomIFrameCss

westsuffolk-self.achieveservice.com HTTP Session Unclassified

 

Planning applications system Public Access - planning.westsuffolk.gov.uk

Category: Necessary

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description

JSESSIONID

planning.westsuffolk.gov.uk

HTTP Session

Preserves users states across page requests.

 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP cookies to 'remember' what a user has done on previous pages and interactions with the website.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Google analytics cookies Domain Expires Description
__utma westsuffolk.gov.uk 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
__utmb westsuffolk.gov.uk 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
__utmc westsuffolk.gov.uk End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmt westsuffolk.gov.uk 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate
__utmv   2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmz westsuffolk.gov.uk 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Read the Google Analytics privacy document for more details about the data collected by Google Analytics.

Siteimprove

We use Siteimprove to monitor accessibility and quality of content on our websites, so we can deal with any issues as quickly as possible.

Siteimprove - analytics cookies Expires Domain
nmstat Persistent – expires after 1,000 days westsuffolk.gov.uk
siteimproveses end of session siteimprove.com
szcookiechoice end of session siteimprove.com

YouTube

We use YouTube to embed video on our website. YouTube inserts these cookies for keeping track of visitors, user preferences and collecting statistics about views. They can't be used to identify you. See Google privacy policy for information.

YouTube cookies Expires Domain
HSID 20 years youtube.com
LOGIN_INFO 20 years youtube.com
PREF 20 years youtube.com
SID 20 years youtube.com
SSID 20 years youtube.com
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 6 months youtube.com
use_hitbox end of session youtube.com

For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the All About Cookies website.