Detailed information on cookies

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


The information below gives an overview of types of cookies.  It also provides details of cookies set by the Cornwall Council website and third parties when using our website.

Types of cookies

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.  They 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 visited 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.

Cookies on our websites

You can block cookies by third party websites in the cookie options available from the top of every page. 

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
Browserupdate Check version of users browser 31 days
CC-analytics, CC-saved, CC-thirdparty Control users choice to allow or block third party cookies 19 days

 

Google advertising cookies

Four social work career pages on the website set a cookie to allow us to monitor traffic from a recruitment campaign.

This allows us to count the number of times that users have visited those web pages after those users have seen or clicked on one of our job adverts.

We are currently working to give users the option to control these cookies.

You can review your google advertising cookie settings

Google analytics cookies

The google analytics cookies record usage of the website and systems.  They only capture anonymised information.  We make no attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites, 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 / ignoreSavedQuer 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 system AWSELBCORS Load balancing Expires after 5 minutes
Cookies system _ga Anonymised usage statistics 2 years


Cookies set by embedded third party content

We embed some content in the website including:

  • videos
  • social media feeds
  • other things that provide useful information

However they 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 in the cookie settings available from the top of every page.

Please note that some of the content will not display if you choose to block these cookies.

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 most of 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
Google Google marketing platform to monitor recruitment campaign Google privacy policy
Google Advertising cookies Review your google advertising cookie settings
Mailchimp Remember preferences for mailing lists Mailchimp cookies information

 

Managing cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies visit the about cookies website.  You can find out what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them.

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. 

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