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 used

Cookies that are necessary

Strictly necessary cookies
NamePurposeExpires
__Host-CookieSettingsStores your chosen cookie options. It also stops you seeing our cookie message every time you visit a page.1 year
__Secure-SpecialHomeCookie 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_SessionIdUsed to maintain session information for the Microsoft .NET frameworkWhen you close your browser
clientvarsUsed to maintain session information for the platforms other than Microsoft .NET frameworkWhen you close your browser
ASPSESSIONIDSession information used in the online courses system to remember search criteria, course titles etc.When you close your browser
modeSets colour scheme mode - This cookie is no longer used, but exists in our web content management system. It only contains a value of zero3 months
TextOnlyXUsed 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.

Functional use cookies
NamePurposeExpires
googtrans / googtransoptSession information used by Google translate to remember translation settingsWhen 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.

Website measurement cookies
NamePurposeExpires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit, by tracking if you've visited before2 years
_gidThis helps us count how many people visit, by tracking if you've visited before24 hours
_gat / _gat_gtag_UA_Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made10 minutes
nmstatThis 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_JARThis 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
NIDContains 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 on6 months
CONSENTThis 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 videos18 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis 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 interface9 months
IDEUsed when playing some YouTube videos. Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange1 year
__cfduidUsed 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 information1 month
siteimprovesesSession cookie used by SiteImprove software we use for in-house analyticsWhen you close your browser
AWSELBThis 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.

Website settings cookies
NamePurposeExpires
hideMessageSometimes 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.

Manage your cookie settings on Bury.gov.uk

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