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How we use cookies for Hillingdon's websites.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are sometimes placed on your computer when you visit a website. We use cookies to make it easier for you to use this website, mainly by saving your preferences or settings.

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.

Watch the following video to see how government websites use cookies.

How we use cookies

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

NameDescriptionExample valueWhen set
JSESSIONIDImproving speed and user experienceDC6F775B491AA8A63808883EF5E15F6BFirst visit
mypagestyleUser preferences for page layout100, 200, 212User action
hiderhsUser preference for related information panel0 or 1User action
myarticleidSet navigation menu position on redirection2269, 24118Redirection
mysiteSet website branding on redirectionwebsite, youngRedirection

Online forms

NameDescriptionWhen set
ASP.NET_SessionIdInternal useFirst use
Amazon load balancing server
First use
firmstep2serverLoad balancing web serverFirst use
firmstep2sessionSession ID while you are logged-inSuccessful login
myformdataData to be read into a formApplication
fs2logeventsDebugging on errorUser action
fs2debugDebugging on errorUser action
fs2diagDebugging toolbarUser action
NoAJATAJAX (now redundant)No longer used
ui-tabsKeep track of user positionUser action

Customer self-service accounts

NameDescriptionWhen set
ASP.NET_SessionIdImproving speed and user experienceFirst use

Tenant and leaseholder accounts

NameDescriptionWhen set
customeridYour current login IDSuccessful login
myformdataData to pass into a form to save you typingSuccessful login

Supplier accounts

NameDescriptionWhen set
ASP.NET_SessionIDImproving speed and user experienceFirst use
validPSuserUser statusSuccessful 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.

Third party cookies

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.

Cookie nameDescriptionWhen setExpires
Google Analytics__bum*Gathering information about which pages website users visit.Various: Google Analytics cookies30 mins to 2 years: Google Analytics cookies




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