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Cookies Policy

Cookies and New Forest District Council

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that websites save to your computer. They are used to make the site work better for you, and to help the website owner understand how people use the website.

These cookies aren't used to identify you personally but they can remember activities and preferences chosen by you and your browser. You can manage cookies by controlling which cookies are saved or by deleting them, if you wish (please see 'Managing your cookies' at the bottom of this page).

New Forest District Council uses cookies to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you are not offered the same service more than intended
  • measuring how many people are using services, to improve service delivery
  • analysing data to help understand how our online services are used so we can improve them

New Forest District Councils use of cookies

Important information about this list of cookies

This list is currently a work in progress. It will be updated if a service is added which uses cookies.

Cookies for measuring use of services

By understanding how people use the website, New Forest District Council can improve the information provided. New Forest use a number of different methods of gathering this data, including services provided by other companies.

New Forest District Council

Cookie name

Purpose

Expires
CFIDrecord information about the first and last times you visited the website and the total number of visits you have made4 months

Socitm Insight Website Takeup Service

Cookie namePurposeExpires
Socitm_include_meindicates that a customer has accepted the survey and is either in the process of completing it or has completed it. The customer will not be asked to participate in this version of the survey again.1 year
Socitm_exclude_meindicates that a customer has rejected the survey and will not be invited to participate in this version of the survey again until the cookie expires. This cookie is also placed when the system processes the code to invite a customer to participate but detects the socitm_include_me[x] cookie while doing so and does not present the survey again as a result.1 year
Socitm_exclude_altindicates that a customer should be excluded from an alternate survey. This cookie is placed when the system processes the code to invite a customer to participate in an alternate/additional survey but detects the socitm_include_me[x] cookie while doing so and does not present the alternate survey as a result. Note this cookie will be placed whether or not the subscriber's implementation includes alternate surveys.1 year

For further information please see Privacy and cookie policy for the Socitm Insight Website take-up service .

Google Analytics

Cookie namePurposeExpires
_utmaused to determine unique visitors to the site2 years
_utmbcalculates the average length of time users spend on the site (in conjunction with _utmc)30 minutes
_utmccalculates the average length of time users spend on our site (in conjunction with _utmb)when browser is closed
_utmzrecords information about how the page was reached6 months
_utmmobileused to determine unique visitors to the site2 years


For further information please see cookies set by Google Analytics .

Cookies and Social networking websites

New Forest District Council has links to social networking websites (eg Facebook and Twitter). These websites may place cookies on your computer.

For more information please see Bookmark and Share Toolbar Privacy and Data Practices .

Managing your cookies

To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage cookies, follow the link below and select the browser you are using. You can also read your browser's built-in or online help for more information.

How to control cookies

Updated: 29 Dec 2015
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