About cookies

plate of chocolate chip cookiesWhat are Cookies and why are they used?

Cookies are small text files which identify your computer to our server. They are widely used on the internet to make websites work, or work more efficiently. We send these to your computer for the following reasons:

  • to tailor the website to your browser
  • to help us analyse the use of the website
  • to allow applications on our website to work correctly  - for example, making sure that we know when you have logged on or off and which part of an application you are accessing
  • to optimise the delivery of advertising on the website

We will not use cookies to store any personally identifiable information about you. We will not make any attempt to find out the identities of people visiting our website without their prior permission. 

If we want to collect personally identifiable information through our website – for example when you request a service from us - we will tell you beforehand. We will make it clear when we collect this information and will explain what we intend to do with it. 

Cookies that we use on our sites

The following sections contain detailed information about the cookies we use on our web pages, with information on their expiry and why they are used.

Cookie Information Banner – used on the main derby.gov.uk site

CookieNamePurpose

Cookie Information Banner

derbygovukCookiesBanner001
and
derbygovuk-apps-001

These cookies are used to control the appearance of the cookies information banner.

They are set on arrival to the site by default. It expires after a set time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.

Socitm Survey Banner – used on the main derby.gov.uk site

CookieNamePurpose

Socitm Survey Banner

socitm_exclude_me[xx]

[xx] is a 2 digit number

This cookie is set when a invitiation to partake in the Socitm user survey is shown. Once shown, the cookie is set to 'true', so that the survey prompt will not been shown again.

It expires after a set time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.

 

 

Google Analytics cookies – used on all our sites

The following Google Analytics cookies appear on all of our web sites. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics on all websites by using the Google Analytics opt-out tool.

CookieNamePurpose

Google Analytics

__utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmz

These cookies are set by Google Analytics. These cookies are used to anonymously track visitor numbers and use of the website. We use the information in the Google Analytics tool to compile reports and help us improve the site. 

Further information:

Google Analytics - Privacy Overview

  

Cookies used on the Councillor Management Information System website

Originator

Cookie Name

Type / Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

cmis.derby.gov.uk

.ASPXANONYMOUS

Persistent - 100,000 minutes (approximately  69 days) from last set or update

Contains an identifier allowing the website to identify and manage use by anonymous users.  

cmis.derby.gov.uk

ASP.NET_SessionId

End of session

Used internally by the CMIS website software to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

For more information see the visit the Microsoft website

cmis.derby.gov.uk

DateInputMode

Persistent – 100 years from last set or update

Contains a setting allowing the website to tailor the type of date input that should be presented to the browser.

cmis.derby.gov.uk

Language

End of session

Contains a setting allowing the website to tailor the language of the website.

 

Cookies used on the e-payments website

Originator

Cookie Name

Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

ip.e-paycapita.com

JSESSIONID

End of session

It is used internally by the Capita e-pay website software to make sure that when you use this service we are sending you the correct information to your web browser.  The cookie is essential to the provision of this service. 

 

Cookies used on the Library Account & Catalogue website

Originator

Cookie Name

Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

 

opac.derby.gov.uk

session_number

End of session

It is used internally by the library software to make sure that when you use this service we are sending you the correct information to your web browser.  The cookie is essential to the provision of this service. 

 

Cookies used on the Digital Library – (eBooks and Audiobooks)

This website provides a cookie opt-out tool, which you can use to control the use of cookies within the Digital Library.

Originator

Cookie Name

Type / Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

derbycity.lib.overdrive.com

 

Language

End of session

Contains a setting allowing the website to tailor the language of the website.

derbycity.lib.overdrive.com

 

Session

Persistent – expires 01 January 2030

Used by the Digital Library software to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

derbycity.lib.overdrive.com

 

Style

Persistent – 1 year from last set or update

Used by the Digital Library software to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

derbycity.lib.overdrive.com

 

WT_FPC

Persistent – 10 years from last set or update

Used by the Digital Library software to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

overdrive.com

WT_FPC

Persistent – 10 years from last set or update

Used by the Digital Library software to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

 

Cookies used on the Council Tax, Benefits and Business Rates Services

Originator

Cookie Name

Type / Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

remote.derby.gov.uk

JSESSIONID

End of session

It is used internally by the software to make sure that when you use this service we are sending you the correct information to your web browser.  The cookie is essential to the provision of this service. 

remote.derby.gov.uk

UNIQUEREQID

End of session

It is used internally by the software to make sure that when you use this service we are sending you the correct information to your web browser.  The cookie is essential to the provision of this service. 

Cookies used on the Schools Admissions application

Originator

Cookie Name

Type / Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

remote.derby.gov.uk

ASP.NET_SessionId

End of session

Used internally by the software to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

For more information see the visit the Microsoft website

Cookies on the Job Vacancies application

Originator

Cookie Name

Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

jobs.derby.gov.uk

__utma

Persistent - 2 years from last set or update

These cookies are set by Google Analytics. These cookies are used to anonymously track visitor numbers and use of the website. We use the information in the Google Analytics tool to compile reports and help us improve the site. Some of the statistics we generate using Google Analytics can be seen on the Site Statistics page.

 

Further information:

Google Analytics - safeguarding your data

 

Cookies & Google Analytics

 

 

 

jobs.derby.gov.uk

__utmb

Persistent - 30 minutes from last set or update

jobs.derby.gov.uk

__utmc

Not set

jobs.derby.gov.uk

__utmz

Persistent - 6 months from last set or update

jobs.derby.gov.uk

 ASP.NET_SessionId

End of session

Used by the jobs web pages to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

jobs.derby.gov.uk

ASPSESSIONIDACACSBTC

End of session

Used by the jobs web pages to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

Cookies on our e-planning software

Originator

Cookie Name

Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

eplanning.derby.gov.uk

style

Persistent – 1 year from last set or update

Used internally by the planning system to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

Cookies on our secure forms

Originator

Cookie Name

Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

secure.derby.gov.uk

ASP.NET_SessionId

End of session

It is used internally by the forms to ensure that the correct content is sent to the correct user’s web browser.

For more information see the visit the Microsoft website

Cookies on our self-service forms

Originator

Cookie Name

Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

secure2.derby.gov.uk

ASP.NET_SessionId

End of session

It is used internally by the self service system to make sure that when you use this service we are sending you the correct information to your web browser.  The cookie is essential to the provision of this service. 

For more information see the visit the Microsoft website

Cookies on our Benefits Calculator and FOI application

Originator

Cookie Name

Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

www.derby.gov.uk

ASPSESSIONIDCARQDTST

End of session

It is used internally by the system to make sure that when you use this service we are sending you the correct information to your web browser.  The cookie is essential to the provision of this service. 

Cookies on our microsite applications (derby.gov.uk/apps)

Originator

Cookie Name

Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

www.derby.gov.uk

ASP.NET_SessionId

End of session

It is used internally by the system to make sure that when you use this service we are sending you the correct information to your web browser.  The cookie is essential to the provision of this service. 

For more information see the visit the Microsoft website

Cookies on our Personal assistants application form

Originator

Cookie Name

Expiry Date

Purpose / Further information

secure.derby.gov.uk

ASP.NET_SessionId

End of session

It is used internally by the system to make sure that when you use this service we are sending you the correct information to your web browser.  The cookie is essential to the provision of this service. 

For more information see the visit the Microsoft website

Cookies set by our advertising partner

Our advertising partner uses cookies to optimise the delivery of adverts across the site. View the list of the advertising cookies and their specific uses.

Cookies set by third party websites

We sometimes embed video, images or other content from websites such as Vimeo, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter. We may also allow you to share links to content on our site with other websites by the use of “Share” buttons.

As we have no control over the cookies set by these websites, please look at the relevant third party websites for more information.

Change cookie settings for this website

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org.

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