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Cookies

What are cookies?

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.

You do not have to allow cookies to be placed on your machine.

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 adversely affect the operation of some websites.

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

Refusing to accept a cookie will not stop you using Oxford City Council's website.

How cookies are used on Oxford City Council websites

Oxford City Council wants to provide online services that are easy to use, useful and reliable.

This can involve placing cookies on your computer or other device.

Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

Cookies used on Oxford City Council websites

 

Name: Doubleclick 3rd Party Ad server Type: Domains: Advertisements on www.oxford.gov.uk Expires: After 90 days Pages: All on stated domains
Description:

When you view our website we will drop a number of cookies onto your device. These cookies store information that allows us to recognise the individual advert impression and subsequent click within our and our data partner's systems and know from which site the impression or click was made.

No personal data is held in these cookies. Just an anonymous ID number. We do not use targeting or tracking cookies for our purposes.

The information is encrypted and the duration of this cookie is 90 days.

You can opt out of these cookies here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Please note that opting out of these cookies will not stop you receiving advertising banners on the internet, but it may mean the advertising you see is less relevant to you.

 

 

 

Name: PHPSESSID Type: Session Domains: www.oxford.gov.uk
leaseholdershandbook.oxford.gov.uk
repairshandbook.oxford.gov.uk
www.oxforddirectservices.co.uk
Expires: At end of session Pages: All on stated domains
Description: A session cookie used for storing and retrieving values for a user. The information stored is kept server side and only the unique ID stored in the actual cookie will be sent back and forth between the user and the server. The information stored on the server will remain in the server's memory until the session expires. The cookie itself contains no personal information.

 

 

Name: anite_eforms_session_hash Type: 1st Party Domains: payments.oxford.gov.uk Expires: Immediately Pages: 3
Description: Cookies are essential for the operation of our payments website. We set cookies which are essential to the operation of the website in the following specific circumstances: To store the customers transactions in the shopping basket. Should you choose to disable the use of cookies in your browser then this website will not work because we cannot store items in the shopping basket.

 

 

Name: anite_eforms_session Type: 1st Party Domains: payments.oxford.gov.uk Expires: Immediately Pages: 3
Description:  Cookies are essential for the operation of our payments website. We set cookies which are essential to the operation of the website in the following specific circumstances: To store the customers transactions in the shopping basket. Should you choose to disable the use of cookies in your browser then this website will not work because we cannot store items in the shopping basket.

 

 

Name: JSESSIONID Type: Session Domains: planning01.oxford.gov.uk Expires: Expires At end of session Pages: 3
Description: A session cookie used for storing and retrieving values for a user. The information stored is kept server side and only the unique ID stored in the actual cookie will be sent back and forth between the user and the server. The information stored on the server will remain in the server's memory until the session expires. The cookie itself contains no personal information.

 

 

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId Type: Session Domain: public.oxford.gov.uk Expires: At end of session Pages: 3
Description: When you navigate to the site, the server establishes a unique session for you that lasts for the duration of your visit. For each session, ASP.NET maintains session state information where applications can store userspecific information. ASP.NET must track a session ID for each user so that it can map the user to session state information found on the server. By default, ASP.NET uses a nonpersistent cookie to store the session state. However, if a user has disabled cookies on the browser, session state information cannot be stored in a cookie. The information stored on the server will remain in the server’s memory until the session is either explicitly removed or expired (by default a session expires after 20 minutes of inactivity). The cookie itself contains no personal information.

 

 

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId Type: Session Domain: mycouncil.oxford.gov.uk Expires: At end of session Pages: 1997
Description:  When you navigate to the site, the server establishes a unique session for you that lasts for the duration of your visit. For each session, ASP.NET maintains session state information where applications can store userspecific information. ASP.NET must track a session ID for each user so that it can map the user to session state information found on the server. By default, ASP.NET uses a nonpersistent cookie to store the session state. However, if a user has disabled cookies on the browser, session state information cannot be stored in a cookie. The information stored on the server will remain in the server’s memory until the session is either explicitly removed or expired (by default a session expires after 20 minutes of inactivity). The cookie itself contains no personal information.

 

 

Name: _mglogon_ Type: Session Domain: mycouncil.oxford.gov.uk Expires: At end of session Pages: 14
Description: 

 

 

Name: JSESSIONID Type: Session Domain: public.oxford.gov.uk Expires: At end of session Pages: 1995
Description: A session cookie used for storing and retrieving values for a user. The information stored is kept server side and only the unique ID stored in the actual cookie will be sent back and forth between the user and the server. The information stored on the server will remain in the server's memory until the session expires. The cookie itself contains no personal information.

 

 

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId Type: Session Domain: public.oxford.gov.uk Expires: At end of session Pages: 709
Description: When you navigate to the site, the server establishes a unique session for you that lasts for the duration of your visit. For each session, ASP.NET maintains session state information where applications can store userspecific information. ASP.NET must track a session ID for each user so that it can map the user to session state information found on the server. By default, ASP.NET uses a nonpersistent cookie to store the session state. However, if a user has disabled cookies on the browser, session state information cannot be stored in a cookie. The information stored on the server will remain in the server’s memory until the session is either explicitly removed or expired (by default a session expires after 20 minutes of inactivity). The cookie itself contains no personal information.

 

Consultation System - INOVEM Inclusionware

Visit our dedicated Consultation System Cookies page for details about the cookies used on this system.

 

3rd Party Cookies

3rd party cookies are cookies set with a different domain than that of the website you are on. We do not have any control over the way that these websites use your data. You should read their respective privacy policies carefully to find out what happens to any data that these services collect when you use them.

Bookmark and Share/AddThis

We use the Add This functionality to allow our users to share content from our site with others through popular social networking sites.

AddThis collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information via the AddThis Button for use on the AddThis Platform. For example, when a user visits a web page that contains an AddThis Button, the server logs collect the Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, and the date and time. AddThis also collect information regarding how often users share content with others using the AddThis platform. For more details please view the AddThis Privacy Policy.

Other 3rd Party Cookies

Name: Name BBCUID Type: 3rd Party Domain: bbc.co.uk Expires: 365 days Pages: 1
Description: A unique ID given to visitor to allow log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of the BBC website. Data is only used in aggregate. The cookie itself does not contain any personal information.

 

 

Name: k Type: 3rd Party Domain: api.twitter.com Expires: 365 days Pages: 3
 Description: Tracking cookie. Consists of the visiting IP and a randomly generated ID. No personal information besides the IP is stored.

 

 

Name: PREF Type: 3rd Party Domain: google.co.uk Expires: 730 days Pages: 30
 Description:  Preferences for various services on Google.

 

 

Name: s1 Type: 3rd Party Domain: bbc.co.uk Expires: 1825 days Pages: 1
 Description:  This cookie is used to help record the visitor's use of the website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site. This cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.

 

 

Name: BGUID Type: 3rd Party Domain: bbc.co.uk Expires: 1460 days Pages: 1
 Description:  A unique ID given to visitor to allow log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of the BBC website. Data is only used in aggregate. Furthermore the cookie is also used to store preferences and personalisation data for sites such as the BBC Homepage and the BBC iPlayer. The cookie itself does not contain any personal information.

 

 

Name: guest_id Type: 3rd Party Domain: twitter.com Expires: 730 days Pages: 3
 Description:  Used to identify the user between requests to the twitter website. No personal information is stored.

 

 

Name: NID Type: 3rd Party Domain: google.co.uk Expires: 183 days Pages: 30
 Description:  Unique identifier given to allow traffic analysis to Google Maps. Data is only used in aggregate.

 

 

Name: _rtok Type: 3rd Party Domain: picasaweb.google.com Expires: At end of session Pages: 4
 Description: Remote upload token containing a randomly generated token. Does not contain any personal information.

 

 

Name: S Type: 3rd Party Domain: www.google.com Expires: 365 days Pages: 2
 Description: Cookie containing data used with Google api to some of their services (Calendar etc.).

 

 

Name: S Type: 3rd Party Domain: google.com Expires: Expires At end of session Pages: 4
 Description:  Cookie containing data used with Google api to some of their services (Calendar etc.).

 

 

Name: _many_eyes_lbid Type: 3rd Party Domain: www958.ibm.com Expires: Expires At end of session Pages: 1
 Description:

 

 

Name: ROUTEID Type: 3rd Party Domain: www958.ibm.com Expires: Expires At end of session Pages: 1
 Description:

 

 

Name: __uuc2 Type: 3rd Party Domain: widgetserver.com Expires: 12428 Pages: 1
 Description: Cookie used for tracking. Primarily used with widgets. Contains a randomly generated ID and no personal information.

 

 

Name: many_eyes_session Type: 3rd Party Domain: www958.ibm.com Expires: Expires At end of session Pages: 1
 Description: 

 

 

Name: S Type: 3rd Party Domain: google.com Expires: Expires At end of session Pages: 1
 Description: Cookie containing data used with Google api to some of their services (Calendar etc.).

 

 

Name: Various x 11 Type: 3rd Party Domain: addthis.com Expires: Various Pages: All on oxford.gov.uk
 Description:  See above.

 

Glossary

Name/Value: The first section of the cookie defines the name of the cookie and the value assigned to the cookie.

Type: A cookie can be persistent cookie or a session cookie.

Persistent cookie: A persistent cookie does not expire at the end of the user session /visit. As long as the cookie remains, data can be sent back to the server everytime the visitor visits the site. Persistent cookies allow for vital pieces of information, such as how the visitor first came to the website, to be recorded. Persistent cookies are also known as tracking cookies.

Session cookie: A session cookie / nonpersistent only lasts for the duration of the user session/visit. The cookie is deleted at the end of the session by the browser.

1st party cookie: 1st party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or subdomain) as the website.

3rd party cookie: 3rd party cookies are cookies set with a different domain than that of the website you are on. We do not have any control over the way that these websites use your data. You should read their respective privacy policies carefully to find out what happens to any data that these services collect when you use them.

Domain: The domain from which the cookie was set.

Expires: When the cookie is set to expire.

More information

Page last reviewed 20 November 2012


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