Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer's hard drive when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to remember who you are.

Why we use cookies

We use cookies on this website to make your web experience quicker and easier, and measure usage, which helps us build a better website.

We use two services - SiteImprove and Google Analytics (GA) - that use cookies.

What information we collect

SiteImprove and GA use "cookies" to gather site visit information. Cookies are small files placed on your computer. The sole purpose of the cookies we use is to track visits to our website. See cookie policy for further information about the nature of the cookie files we use.

SiteImprove and GA collect the following information:

  • geographical location - country, region, locality (though depending on how you access the internet, this may not correspond with where you live)
  • device - for example desktop, mobile phone, tablet
  • web browser - for example Safari, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge
  • operating system - for example Windows 10, Apple OS, iOS, Android

None of this information personally identifies you to us or to SiteImprove or GA.

SiteImprove and GA also record your "IP address" which could be used to personally identify you. Your IP address is set by your internet service provider. Your IP address may change every time you turn on your internet router - the device that connects you to the internet.

We cannot see IP data collected by GA. We can see IP addresses collected by SiteImprove but we cannot track each visit to a specific IP address.

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop SiteImprove and GA from tracking any part of your visit to our website.

Controlling and deleting cookies

You can set your web browser to accept or reject cookies, or tell you when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookies from your computer. But note, some websites may not work properly with the cookie option turned off.

Cookies used on this website

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Description: Random string identifying browsing session to server
Expires: When user exits browser

Cookies for measuring use of the website

SiteImprove

Name: nmstat
Description: Collects statistics about site usage. Contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page.
Expires: 1000 days after your last visit

Google Analytics

The following web services use Google Analytics cookies:

Name: _utma
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Expires: When user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Expires: 6 months

For a full explanation of Google Analytics cookies see Cookies and Google Analytics (external website).

Services hosted by third parties

My Wycombe

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Description: random string identifying browsing session to server
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: astun
Description: Version number of Astun iShare web application
Expires: After one month

Name: astun:baseMap
Description: Identifier for most recently selected base map in My Maps
Expires: After one year

Name: astun:currentLocation
Description: Most recently set address and its coordinates
Expires: After one month

Name: astun:mapSource
Description: Identifier for map overlay configuration in My Maps
Expires: After one year

Name: astun:mapView
Description: Location and extents of the most recent view of the map in My Maps
Expires: After one year

Name: astun:previousLocation
Description: Address and its coordinates of last location in My Maps
Expires: After one month

Name: atMyCouncil
Description: Identifier of most recent tab visited by user and changes to visibility of panels in My House and My Nearest
Expires: After one month

Name: atMyLocation
Description: Most recently set address and its coordinates
Expires: After one month

Name: jQuery-ui-panelsCollapseStatus
Description: IDs of collapsed panels in My Maps
Expires: After one week

Name: myAlerts
Description: Encrypted user logon details
Expires: After 90 days

Name: panelsaccordionstatus
Description: number identifying last opened panel in My Nearest
Expires: After 300 days

Jobs

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Description: Random string identifying browsing session to server
Expires: When user exits browser

Name: VisibilityCookie
Expires: When user exits browser

Name: FrontEndSysUser_I
Expires: After 26 days

Name: FrontEndSysUser_T
Expires: After 26 days

Online payments (Civica e-payments)

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Description: Random string identifying browsing session to server
Expires: When user exits browser

Name: TS1dc04e
Expires: When user exits browser

Public Access for planning, building control and licensing

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Description: Random string identifying browsing session to server
Expires: When user exits browser

Name: JSESSIONID
Description: Identifies browsing session to server
Expires: When user exits browser

Councillors and meetings (ModernGov)

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Description: Random string identifying browsing session to server
Expires: When user exits browser

Name: TextSize
Expires: After one year

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