Cookies we use

Below is a list of all the cookies we use on our website, including their expiry periods and descriptions of their uses. For a more general overview please see Cookies. 


Cookies we use
Cookie Description Expires after
nmstat This cookie name is associated with the website analytics service provided by SiteImprove. It enables site owners to gather usage statistics about their websites. 3 years
_ga This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. 2 years
_gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. 1 minute
_gid This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day
atLocation Stores location information that drives the mapping screens such as My Maps in MyWycombe. 1 month
ContensisAvatar Stores the URL to a user's avatar image, this is set when a user logs in for the first time  
_utma This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners. 2 years
_utmb This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie. 30 minutes
_utmc This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie. Session
_utmt This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes 10 minutes
_utmz This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months
JSESSIONID General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. Session
fs   1 year
SERVERID Usually used for load balancing. Identifies the server that delivered the last page to the browser. Associated with the HAProxy Load Balancer software. Session
ASP.NET_SessionId Random string identifying browsing session to server Session
astun Version number of Astun iShare web application 30 days
astun:baseMap Identifier for most recently selected base map in My Maps 1 month
astun:currentLocation Most recently set address and its coordinates 30 days
astun:mapSource Identifier for map overlay configuration in My Maps 1 month
astun:mapView Location and extents of the most recent view of the map in My Maps 1 month
astun:panelsAccordionStatus  Number identifying last opened panel in My Nearest  30 days
astun:panelsCollapseStatus IDs of collapsed panels in My Maps 30 days
astun:previousLocation Address and its coordinates of last location in My Maps 1 month
astun:rLayers_[profile_identifier] The list of layers currently added to the Map Categories panel for a given profile (e.g. ORGANISATION_mapsource) 1 month
astun:vLyrs_ish_[profile_identifier] Layers turned on in My Maps for a given profile (e.g. ORGANISATION_mapsource) 1 month
atMyCouncil Identifier of most recent tab visited by user and changes to visibility of panels in My House and My Nearest 1 month
atLocation Most recently set address and its coordinates 30 days
astun:layerPanelOpenGroups Layer group expanded in panel in My Maps 1 month
myAlerts Encrypted user logon details 90 days
panelsaccordionstatus Number identifying last opened panel in My Nearest (replaced by astun:panelsAccordionStatus) 300 days
jQuery-ui-panelsCollapseStatus  IDs of collapsed panels in My Maps (replaced by astun:panelsCollapseStatus) 1 week

 

Other cookies we use
Cookie Description Expires after
rc-dismiss-banner  Awaiting full details.  
rCclient  Awaiting full details. 1 year
recolect-place  Awaiting full details.  
CID Sets a value to track user metrics.  
ua Optimises ad display based on the user's movement. 1 year
_mglogon_   Session