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Cookies on the website

Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are used to make websites work, to provide information to the owners of the site, and to remember users' preferences.

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.

How we use cookies on our website

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in May 2018, customers must be able to ‘opt in’ to cookies being set when you visit our site. This applies to all cookies apart from those that are ‘functional’ or ‘necessary’, and are needed for the website to function.

The cookies that are (or can be) set on our website are as follows:

‘Necessary’ cookies

Necessary (or 'functional') cookies help make websites usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Websites will not function properly without these cookies.

We have 9 cookies classed as ‘necessary’ or 'functional':

Cookie name: ccc-dismissed-alerts

  • Provider: cambridge.gov.uk
  • Purpose: Used to remember that user has dismissed a service update notification (coloured banner) when viewing the website, so it is not shown to them again.
  • Expiry: 90 days
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional. To clear this cookie, you can clear cookie data from your browser settings. By doing this, service updates you have previously dismissed will be shown again.

Cookie name: ARRAffinity

  • Provider: cambridge.gov.uk
  • Purpose: Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site.

Cookie name: ARRAffinity

  • Provider: sharedbincalendarfrontend.azurewebsites.net
  • Purpose: Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site

Cookie name: ASP.NET_SessionId

  • Provider: democracy.cambridge.gov.uk
  • Purpose: Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site

Cookie name: AWSELB

  • Provider: hitcounter.govmetric.com
  • Purpose: Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site

Cookie name: AWSELB

  • Provider: websurveys2.govmetric.com
  • Purpose: Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site

Cookie name: AWSELB

  • Provider: websurveys2.servmetric.com
  • Purpose: Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site

Cookie name - Recite.Persist

  • Provider: cambridge.gov.uk
  • Purpose: This stores a flag to indicate whether the Recite Me toolbar should persist between pages or not
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site

Cookie name - Recite.Preferences

  • Provider: cambridge.gov.uk
  • Purpose: This stores the users current Recite Me toolbar settings chosen by the user so that they can be reapplied on subsequent pages
  • Expiry: This cookie expires when the user clears their settings
  • Opt in: The user opts into this cookie when they save their Recite Me toolbar preferences, so that their settings can be saved

‘Marketing’ cookies

We do not set any marketing or statistic cookies.

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