Cookies are small anonymous text files which are placed on your computer by websites you visit.
The council is committed to only using cookies that are either essential (this means they are required to make something on our website function properly) or that help us to make your experience of using the website better. The following cookies are used on this website:
Cookies may be stored on your computer to indicate you have muted our cookies messages.
We are working to harmonise our different messages to use a single message.
|banes-cookie-accept||Used to remember that you accepted the cookie message.||1 year|
|cookieconsent_dismissed||Used to remember that you accepted the cookie message.||1 year|
|cookieconsent_status||Used to remember that you accepted the cookie message.||1 year|
We use Google Analytics on many of our websites to collect information about how you use this site. We do this to make sure it meets your needs, and to understand how we can make the website work better.
Google Analytics stores information about which pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on while you are here.
|_ga||Used to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users||1 day|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named
|__utmc||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.||End of browser session|
|__utmt||Used to throttle request rate.||10 minutes|
||6 months from set/update|
|hjClosedSurveyInvites||This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a survey invitation pop-up window. It is used to ensure that the same invitation does not reappear again if it has already been shown.||1 year|
|_hjDonePolls||This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll button. It is used to ensure that the same Poll does not reappear if it has already been filled in.||1 year|
|_hjMinimizedPolls||This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll window. It is used to ensure that the window stays minimized when the visitor navigates through our site.||1 year|
|_hjDoneTestersWidgets||This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers window. It is used to ensure that the same form does not reappear if it has already been filled in.||1 year|
|_hjMinimizedTestersWidget||This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers window. It is used to ensure that the window stays minimized when the visitor navigates through our site.||1 year|
|_hjDoneSurveys||This cookie is set once a visitor completes a survey. It is used to only load the survey content if the visitor hasn't completed the survey yet.||1 year|
|_hjIncludedInSample||This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate data such as heatmaps, funnels, or recordings||1 year|
|_hjShownFeedbackMessage||This cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will be minimized immediately if they navigate to another page.||1 year|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||This temporary cookie is essential for secure use of the democracy web pages. It enables you to securely log on, subscribe to notification emails, and to submit information to the council. This cookie is not used for any purpose other than securing your logon session.||end of Session|
Cookies set by third party websites
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As we have no control over the cookies set by these websites, please look at their guidance on cookie use for more information.
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