Detailed information on cookies

The information below gives an overview of types of cookies, as well as details of cookies set by the Cornwall Council website and third parties when using our website.

Types of cookies

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

  • 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.

1st and 3rd party cookies

  • 1st party cookies are cookies set by the www.cornwall.gov.uk website or a subdomain of it.
  • 3rd party cookies are placed by another 3rd party system when browsing the www.cornwall.gov.uk website. For example by embedded content within a Cornwall Council web page such as Youtube.
  • Some cookies that are essential for sites to work properly could be set by one or more of the Cornwall Council websites.

In recognition of the fact that the implementation date for the revised e-Privacy Regulation remains unknown, we are taking reasonable steps now to align our use of cookies to the standard of consent required by GDPR, including how we manage cookies for embedded third party services.

Cookies set by our core www.cornwall.gov.uk website are not used to identify you personally, they are cookies that are required to make the website work as needed. 

 Name Purpose  Lifespan 
ASP.NET_SessionId User session control  Removed at end of user session 
_RequestVerificationToken Security for pages that include forms Removed at end of user session
googletrans Translate content - only written if translation option is used Removed at end of user session 
IMMAUTH User login When user logs out or at end of user session

Google analytics cookies

The google analytics cookies which record usage of the website and systems only captures anonymised information and we make no attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites, and we do not share this information with anyone.

These cookies are: _gid | _gat |_gat_webcontentonly | _gid | _ga | _utma | _utmb | _utmc | _utmz

Google publish information on how they manage the data they collect, on their google safeguarding data page. 

Cookies set by other Cornwall Council online systems

Some of these systems may be embedded within our web pages, and some we may link to. 

 System Name  Purpose  Lifespan 
Revenues and benefits AcademyGlobal User session control Removed at end of user session 
Revenues and benefits  ecitizenReqId User session control  Removed at end of user session
WDM highways reporting tool  ASP.NET_SessionId  User session control  Removed at end of user session
WDM highways reporting tool  ARRAffinity User session control  Removed at end of user session
Libraries system session  User session control   Removed at end of user session
Planning system  JSESSIONID  User session control   Removed at end of user session
Democracy system ASP.NET_SessionId  User session control   Removed at end of user session
Adult education system ASP.NET_SessionId  User session control    Removed at end of user session
Adult education system ASPXANONYMOUS User session control   Removed at end of user session
Google recaptcha CONSENT To prevent spam from 'email this page' Removed at end of user session
Google recaptcha   NID  To prevent spam from 'email this page' Removed at end of user session
Web chat cp_session  User session control  Removed at end of user session
Care and Support in Cornwall  JSESSIONID User session control Removed at end of user session 
Care and Support in Cornwall  __KBCookie__ User session control  Removed at end of user session 
Care and Support in Cornwall  __KBLoggedIn__ User session control  Removed at end of user session  
ePetitions system ASP.NET_SessionId User session control Removed at end of user session  
Consultation system  ASP.NET_SessionId User session control Removed at end of user session  
Jobs system queryData / restoreQuery / savedQuery / ignoreSavedQuery Controls search results during a session  Removed at end of user session  
Jobs system  JSESSIONID User session control  Removed at end of user session 
Jobs system  ard_sessionid User session control   Removed at end of user session 
Jobs system locale Stores language personalisation if selected Persistent
Jobs system lastActiveElementId Enables navigation between pages  Removed at end of user session
Roadworks system AWSLD User session control and preferences Removed at end of user session

 

Cookies set by embedded third party content

We embed some content in the website including videos, social media feeds and other things that provide useful information, but which are not provided directly by us. 

These systems often set cookies on your machine. In some cases these cookies will be used by the third parties to personalise content for you. 

You can choose to block third party cookies and we are continuing to work to ensure the way we manage these cookies meets all regulations.

Below are links to privacy policies from the organisations that we embed content from.

Provider Use on website Privacy Policy
 Facebook Facebook feeds of content   Facebook privacy policy
YouTube Videos  Youtube privacy policy - Please note our Youtube videos use privacy mode which means no cookies are set until you choose to play a video
Vimeo Videos Vimeo privacy policy 
Twitter  Feeds of Twitter content  Twitter privacy policy 
LinkedIn Follow Cornwall Council on LinkedIn  LinkedIn privacy policy
Google Google calendars  Google safeguarding data
 

 

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.  

You can also choose to block only cookies from third parties.