Cookies

Use of Cookies by Thanet District Council

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files, placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. They aren’t used to identify you personally and you can delete any cookies that your browser has stored. You can find more information on how to manage cookies at aboutcookies.org

We are not responsible for the content of websites linked to or from our websites.

The cookies we use and why?

We use cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Storing your accessibility options
Our websites provides accessibility options that you can switch on or off as you need. If you switch them on, we store the settings in a cookie so that they apply to each page you look at. If you select the option to remember the settings, we store the settings in cookies for 1 year to make sure you get the same accessibility settings each time you visit us.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores 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 collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics: 

Name

Typical Content

Expires

_utma

randomly generated number

2 years

_utmb

randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

randomly generated number

when you close your browser

_utmz

randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached
(e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, simply download this tool from Google. (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout )

Session cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around certain parts of the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like online forms or online payments, cannot be provided.

For more information on how session cookies work, please visit allaboutcookies.org.

Name Typical Content Expires

ASP.NET_SessionId

randomly generated number

when you close your browser

ASPSESSION

randomly generated number

when you close your browser

ASPSESSIONIDQQAQSBAC

randomly generated number

when you close your browser

YouTube

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Local View Fusion (Mapping)
We use Local View Fusion for mapping and it sets a cookie in order that it remembers the last location you viewed.

This data is used for no other purpose. For use of online mapping please see Thanet District Council Online Mapping – Terms and Conditions

Name Typical Content Expires
LocalView.planning
7516eb23-87ae-48e9-b2a8-cca4c8691cf3
Details of the last location viewed,
including coordinates and spatial reference.
1 year

Social Websites

AddThis
We use AddThis to enhance visitor interaction on some of our websites. AddThis and the social websites such as Facebook and Twitter, displayed in the AddThis area may set cookies on your computer when you click on the links. To find out more, please refer to the AddThis privacy policy at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.  AddThis also offer an opt-out policy.