Detailed information on cookies

The table below shows details on cookies set by Cornwall Council websites and cookies set by third parties whilst browsing Cornwall Council websites. If you'd like more information on what cookies are, and how you can manage them, please read our use of cookies page.  

There are 2 different types of cookie that can be placed in your browser by a website:

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  • Session cookies are only used for the period you use the website, and are deleted when you close your web browser. A new cookie would then be placed in your web browser if you were to visit the same website again in the future
  • Persistent cookies remain in your browser once you have left the site and closed your web browser. The next time you visit the site the information in the cookie will be used to ensure the website works as set up at the previous visit. For example to display certain things on the homepage. Persistent cookies will expire if the website that set them is not visitied again within a certain timescale.

Please note:

  • 1st party cookies are cookies set by the www.cornwall.gov.uk website or a subdomain of it.
  • 3rd party cookies are cookies placed by another 3rd party system when browsing the www.cornwall.gov.uk website. For example by the advertising software.
  • Some cookies that are essential for sites to work properly (for example the ASP.NET_SessionId) could be set by one or more of the Cornwall Council websites.

Most web browsers allow some control of most 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 the about cookies website.

You can choose to block the cookies that are set by the Cornwall council website, however you must be aware that doing so may mean that parts of the site will not work correctly.  

SourceNameLifespanParty

Google Analytics

_ga

Persistent

1st and 3rd

Used to identify users for statistical reporting. All data is anonymised. Expires 2 years from the point it was set. 

Google Analytics

_utma

Persistent

1st and 3rd

Tracks the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie. It expires in the year 2038. 

Google Analytics

_utmb

Session

1st and 3rd

Google Analytics

_utmc

Persistent

1st and 3rd

_utmb and _utmc work together to calculate how long a visit takes. B stores a timestamp of the moment a visitor enters the site, C when they leave. B expires at the end of the session, C waits 30 minutes for another page load since it has no way to capture the moment the browser is closed or the site is exited. If neither of these happen with 30 minutes the cookie expires.

Google Analytics

_utmz

Persistent

1st and 3rd

Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link they clicked on, what keyword they used, and where they were in the world when they accessed a website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months.

ASP.Net

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session

1st and 3rd

Stores user session state during visit to website. Required for the site to work but deleted on end of session. May be generated by one or many sites.

ASP.Net

IMMAUTH

Persistent

1st

Controls user authentication. Deleted when the user logs out, the user session ends or the browser is closed.

Flash

Settings.sol

Persistent

3rd

Flash player settings for playback (sound, volume etc).

JSP

JSESSIONID

Session

3rd

Stores user session state during visit to website. Required for the site to work but deleted on end of session. May be generated by one or many sites.

PHP

PHPSESSID

Session

3rd

Stores user session state during visit to website. Required for the site to work but deleted on end of session. May be generated by one or many sites.

Google

PREF

Persistent

3rd

Stores Google site settings (language, search results per page, safesearch settings etc). Expires in 2038.

Grantnet

SID_GN

Session

3rd

Session cookie required for Grantnet page to function.

scorecardresearch

UID
UIDR

Persistent

3rd

Created when viewing embedded vimeo videos.

Session cookie required for consultation finder page to function

ASP

ASPSESSIONID{random}

Session

1st

Stores current page state in an asp page. May be generated by one or many sites.

Selfserv

AcademyGlobal

Session

 

Session cookie required for pages on the online revenues system to function.

Selfserv

ecitizenReqId

Session

 

Session cookie required for pages on the online revenues system to function.