Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your computer or mobile device to remember a specific piece of information.

Cookies are used by many websites to remember users' preferences, for example, or to record the contents of a shopping basket, or to record the number of visitors to the website.

Most cookies expire after a specified time, but you can manage them yourself, including deleting them from your computer or telling your browser whether to accept them. Read the Information Commissioner's Office's cookie advice for more information.

Our use of cookies

We use cookies to improve our services for you, for example by:

  • recognising that you may already have entered information (such as a username and password or postcode) so you don't need to repeat it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using our services, so they can be made faster and easier to use

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally, only to make our websites work better for you.

Cookies may or may not be set during your visit, depending on what they are designed to do and whether they are dependent on certain actions triggering them.

Cookies set by our websites

Cookies set by www.cambridge.gov.uk
NamePurposeExpiration
cccCookieNotifier Remembers that you have clicked 'Continue' on our banner notifying you about cookies. Six months
JSESSIONID Used as a reference to the user's server session. Never
MVMONLINE Cookie set by Northgate software. When the browser is closed
MVMSESSION This allows the service to remember your selections or preferences that you've already made. 22.5 hours
Cookies set by democracy.cambridge.gov.uk
NamePurposeExpiration
ASP.NET_SessionId Used to ensure that user sessions are persistent. When the browser is closed
Cookies set by forms.cambridge.gov.uk
NamePurposeExpiration
ASP.NET_SessionId Used to ensure that user sessions are persistent. When the browser is closed
Cookies set by licences.cambridge.gov.uk
NamePurposeExpiration
ASP.NET_SessionId Used to ensure that user sessions are persistent. When the browser is closed
MVMSession Allows the service to remember your selections or preferences that you've already made. 23 hours
Cookies set by lnr.cambridge.gov.uk
NamePurposeExpiration
ASPSESSIONIDASQQTADB   When the browser is closed
Cookies set by cambridge.jdi-consult.net (LDF consultations system)
NamePurposeExpiration
PHPSESSID Keeps track of the user's session When the browser is closed
Cookies by ip.e-paycapita.com (online payments)
NamePurposeExpiration
JSESSIONID Used as a reference to the user's server session. When the browser is closed

Cookies set by other websites

We use Google Analytics on most of our websites to help us estimate the number of visitors to our websites, and how they navigate through them. Google Analytics sets cookies to store information about your visit.

We sometimes embed YouTube videos in our websites, which may set cookies on your computer when you start the player.

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