What are cookies?
No personal information is recorded, so you cannot be identified. Cookie information is not stored permanently on our servers, and you may manage or remove them with the settings of your web browser. Read more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org.
The cookies we use are listed below. Unless otherwise stated, they all expire when you close your web browser, or when you have been inactive for a long time - normally about 20 minutes.
Storing your settings
|Name||Description||Example value||When set|
|JSESSIONID||Improving speed and user experience||DC6F775B491AA8A63808883EF5E15F6B||First visit|
|mypagestyle||User preferences for page layout||100, 200, 212||User action|
|hiderhs||User preference for related information panel||0 or 1||User action|
|myarticleid||Set navigation menu position on redirection||2269, 24118||Redirection|
|mysite||Set website branding on redirection||website, young||Redirection|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Internal use||First use|
|firmstep2server||Load balancing web server||First use|
|firmstep2session||Session ID while you are logged-in||Successful login|
|myformdata||Data to be read into a form||Application|
|fs2logevents||Debugging on error||User action|
|fs2debug||Debugging on error||User action|
|fs2diag||Debugging toolbar||User action|
|NoAJAT||AJAX (now redundant)||No longer used|
|ui-tabs||Keep track of user position||User action|
Customer self-service accounts
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Improving speed and user experience||First use|
Tenant and leaseholder accounts
|customerid||Your current login ID||Successful login|
|myformdata||Data to pass into a form to save you typing||Successful login|
|ASP.NET_SessionID||Improving speed and user experience||First use|
|validPSuser||User status||Successful login|
Social media and networking websites
We provide access to content and sharing options from social media and networking websites such as AddThis, YouTube, Twitter and others, which may set cookies that the council does not control. Please check with these third-party websites to see how your information is used.
Some of our suppliers set third party cookies that the council does not control, such as Google Analytics which stores information about the pages you visit.
|Website/application||Cookie name||Description||When set||Expires|
|Google Analytics||__bum*||Gathering information about which pages website users visit.||Various: Google Analytics cookies||30 mins to 2 years: Google Analytics cookies|