Details about cookies
This site puts small files (known as 'cookies') onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.
Cookies are used to:
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
- remember some of the notifications you've seen so that we don't show them to you again
- enable functionality of some parts, e.g. remember items in shopping baskets, search criteria etc.
Cookies that are necessary
|__Host-CookieSettings||Stores your chosen cookie options. It also stops you seeing our cookie message every time you visit a page.||1 year|
|__Secure-SpecialHome||Cookie used if we need to set a special home page. This cookie stops the special home page from repeatedly showing whilst you browse the site.||When you close your browser|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Used to maintain session information for the Microsoft .NET framework||When you close your browser|
|clientvars||Used to maintain session information for the platforms other than Microsoft .NET framework||When you close your browser|
|ASPSESSIONID||Session information used in the online courses system to remember search criteria, course titles etc.||When you close your browser|
|mode||Sets colour scheme mode - This cookie is no longer used, but exists in our web content management system. It only contains a value of zero||3 months|
|TextOnlyX||Used by Microsoft Internet Explorer only to enable text only.||Unknown|
Cookies that are used for functional website use
Some Bury.gov.uk pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called 'third party' services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it's useful.
In addition, if you share a link to a Bury.gov.uk page, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie. We have no control over cookies set on other websites - you can turn them off, but not through us.
|googtrans / googtransopt||Session information used by Google translate to remember translation settings||When you close your browser|
Cookies that are used for website measurement
We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use Bury.gov.uk. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site.
These store information about:
- how you got to the site
- the pages you visit on Bury.gov.uk and how long you spend on them
- what you click on while you're visiting the site
We don't collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are.
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit, by tracking if you've visited before||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit, by tracking if you've visited before||24 hours|
|_gat / _gat_gtag_UA_||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||10 minutes|
|nmstat||This cookie name is associated with the website analytics service provided by SiteImprove. It enables site owners to gather usage statistics about their websites.||2 years|
|1P_JAR||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the website.||1 month|
|NID||Contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google's SafeSearch filter turned on||6 months|
|CONSENT||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the website. Also used when when viewing some embedded YouTube videos||18 years|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites. It can also determine whether the website visitor is using the latest or older versions of the YouTube interface||9 months|
|IDE||Used when playing some YouTube videos. Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange||1 year|
|__cfduid||Used by SiteImprove software we use for in-house analytics. Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information||1 month|
|siteimproveses||Session cookie used by SiteImprove software we use for in-house analytics||When you close your browser|
|AWSELB||This cookie name is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client request on the server.||Unknown|
Cookies that are used for website settings
These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using Bury.gov.uk.
For example, we might display a message on all Bury.gov.uk pages to tell you about an important event or situation. We'll save a cookie that will let us know if you've dismissed it so it won't be shown again unless it changes or is reset by us.
|hideMessage||Sometimes we set a site wide message for important announcements. This cookie is set when you opt to hide the message to stop it displaying every time you go on one of our web pages, unless the site message is amended or reset.||6 months|
Changing your settings
If you have selected not to accept all cookies, you may find that some parts of the web site may not work. You may need to change your settings.