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Details of cookies used

Cookie name Type Cookie purpose
Used by SiteImprove to distribute traffic to several servers in order to optimise response times.
siteimproveses Analytics
Used by SiteImprove. Registers statistical data on your behaviour on the website, tracking the sequence of pages you look at during a visit to our site. This information can be used by the council for internal analytics, to create user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information more quickly. 
Nmstat Analytics
This cookie is used to help record your use of the website.
It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when you last visited the site. This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This SiteImprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
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PHPSESSID Essential Essential to the operation of our site's underlying technology. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.
TestCookie Essential Essential to the operation of our site's underlying technology. It is used to determine whether a user's browser accepts cookies.  This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
CookieControl Essential This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
euconsent Essential Used by the Interactive Advertising Bureau framework for recording ad-vendor preferences.
_cfuid Essential

Set by our advert provider’s CloudFlare instrastructure. Cloudflare uses the _cflb, _cf_bm, and _cfduid, cookies to maximize network resources, manage traffic, and protect customers’ sites from malicious traffic.

This cookie expires after one month.
__RequestVerificationToken Essential This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
Asp.net_sessionID Essential General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
_mglogon_ Essential This cookie is necessary for Modern.Gov functionality. It stores a unique identifier for each visit to retain session state across multiple pages. This cookie is essential for Modern.Gov to work and expires when the user exits the browser.
Advertising cookies Optional Various cookies may be placed on your device, depending upon the advert-vendors you select. If you decline all advert cookies / vendors, no cookies will be placed.