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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.

The rules governing cookies and similar technologies were changed in 2011, and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is responsible for enforcing the them.

Managing cookies

Most cookies expire after a specified time, but you can manage them yourself, including deleting them from your computer, or telling your browser to notify you before a cookie is set or not to accept them at all.

Read the ICO'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 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
ASP.NET_SessionId Used to ensure that user sessions are persistent. When the browser is closed

Cookies set by bins.cambridge.gov.uk (bin collections search application)

NamePurposeExpiration
PHPSESSID   When the browser is closed
street Number based on value from database 24 hours

Cookies set by forms.cambridge.gov.uk (online forms)

NamePurposeExpiration
ASP.NET_SessionId Used to ensure that user sessions are persistent. When the browser is closed

Cookies set by licences.cambridge.gov.uk (licensing information)

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 (local nature reserves)

NamePurposeExpiration
ASPSESSIONIDASQQTADB   When the browser is closed

Cookies set by cambridge.jdi-consult.net (planning expert and LDF e-consultation)

NamePurposeExpiration
PHPSESSID   When the browser is closed
_pk_id.3.da89   48 hours
_pk_ses.3.da89 * Unknown

Cookies set by cornex.co.uk (Cambridge Corn Exchange)

NamePurposeExpiration
JSESSIONID Used as a reference to the user's server session.  When the browser is closed

Cookies set by distributionservicebooking.co.uk

NamePurposeExpiration
PHPSESSID   When the browser is closed

Cookies set by google.com

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 what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Cookies set by Google Analytics are third-part cookies.

NamePurposeExpiration
_utma Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. After 2 years
_utmb Used to to establish a session. If this cookie is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. After 30 minutes
_utmc Used to to establish a session. If this cookie is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. When the browser is closed
_utmz When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. After 6 months

Cookies set 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 search3.openobjects.com (A to Z of services)

NamePurposeExpiration
_KBCookie_ Used to identify users that were redirected from the City Council's main website. When the browser is closed

Cookies set by visitcambridge.org

NamePurposeExpiration
ASP.NET_SessionId Used to ensure that user sessions are persistent. When the browser is closed

Cookies set by youtube.com

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode.

This mode may set cookies on your computer when you start the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos.

Read YouTube's information about embedding videos to learn more.

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