Cookies and privacy

To make the East Northamptonshire Council site work better, we sometimes place small data files known as cookies on your computer.

Cookies improve the user experience on the site by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They’re only used to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

 

 How we use cookies

www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk uses cookies in several places. The list below shows more details of where we use them and how long they will last for.

Allowing users to log in to the site

Name Used for
Expires after
Our website gives you the option of registering on the site and logging in once you have registered. As standard, these two cookies are set to enable this functionality.
TestCookie
Determines whether a user’s browser accepts cookie and can therefore log in End of session
ASP.NET_SessionId  Determines whether a user is logged on to the website End of session

Accessibility settings

Name
Used for
Expires after
Our website gives you the option of making changes to the way the site displays to make it easier for users with specific needs. If you change any of these settings, we will set cookies to remember how you want the site to display.
userColourscheme Remembers the background colour a user selected in the Accessibility settings
One hour
userFontchoice Remembers the font choice a user selected in the Accessibility settings
One hour
userFontsize Remembers the font size a user selected in the Accessibility settings
One hour
userLetterspacing Remembers the letter spacing a user selected in the Accessibility settings
One hour

Website usage and analysis

Name Used for
Expires after
We use Google Analytics and Crazy Egg to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics stores information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This information cannot be used to identify you and we do not allow Google to use our analytics data. Crazy Egg stores information about where you click within a page. Again, the information cannot be used to identify you and we do not share it with anyone.
_utma Tracks the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred 2 years
_utmb Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site 30 minutes
_utmc Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site End of session
_utmv Classifies a visitor using custom settings 2 years
is_returning Tracks whether a visitor is new or returning 5 years

In My Area (mapping pages)

Name Used for Expires after
LocalView This cookie is used by our online mapping facility to store the last viewed map extent 2 years

View and comment on planning applications (Public Access)

Name Used for Expires after
JSESSIONID Used to make sure that the correct web session is used End of session
ASP.NET_SessionId Determines if a user is logged in. End of session
asav Information to follow
1 year

Online account management (council tax, business rates, benefits, direct debit)

Name Used for Expires after
JSESSIONID
Used to make sure that the correct web session is used
End of session
AcademyGlobal
Used to make sure that the correct web session is used
End of session
ecitizenReqId
Used to make sure that the correct web session is used
End of session

Online payments

Name Used for
Expires after
JSESSIONID
Used to make sure that the correct web session is used

End of session

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