Cookies on this site

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies

Our online forms, Ebase, use a number of cookies required for the form to function.

Name: JSESSIONID
Value: e.g. B79BEA931A1C2500CA779ACB41BD7FFD
Expiration: Session
Part of Ebase – our online form system. Ebase also has the capability to contain unique user ID when cookies are turned off at the browser.

Name: ebaseCookieTest
Value: e.g. 1 (possibly 0 for false)
Expiration: Session
Browser setting checking mechanism for Ebase, allowing Ebase to switch to querystring to maintain user unique ID, when cookie setting is disabled at the browser.

Name: 2_pageSeq_5375011_ EH_AWL_BREEDING_DOGS (example)
Value: # (number)
Expiration: Session
Part of Ebase

The modern.gov democracy web pages also use a session cookie.

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId

This temporary cookie is essential for secure use of the democracy web pages.  It enables you to securely log on, subscribe to notification emails, and to submit information to the council. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. This cookie is not used for any purpose other than securing your logon session. For further information, visit the Microsoft website This link will take you to an external website... .

Category 2: Performance cookies

We use Google Analytics for website traffic analysis. It uses cookies, for example to track the paths users take through the website. This helps us to see which pages are popular and which are not, and direct updating and improving the website.

Name: __utma
Value: eg: 125568844.895313221.1335270109.1335270109.1335270109.1
Expiration: 2 years
Part of GA Tracking, no user information is used.

Name: __utmb
Value: eg: 125568844.4.10.1335270109
Expiration: 30 mins
Part of GA Tracking, no user information is used.

Name: __utmc
Value: eg: 125568844
Expiration: session
Part of GA Tracking, no user information is used.

Name: __utmz
Value: eg: 125568844.1335270109.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)
Expiration: 6 months
Part of GA Tracking, no user information is used. 

Category 3: Functionality cookies

Name: SESS (followed by a string of characters)
Value: Alphanumeric Numeric Session ID
Expiration: 23 days
To identify the visitor’s session, created as standard by Drupal

Name: has_js
Value: eg: 1 or 0 (true or false)
Expiration: Session
To identify if the user has JavaScript, created as standard by Drupal
Also used by ModernGov.co.uk because it also uses jQuery which is part of Drupal.
Part of Mapping application.

Name: MVTAC
Value: Accept
Expiration: 1 hour
This is to show that the user has accepted the Terms and Conditions on using the postcode search.

Name: MySouth
Value: <Address & UPRN>
Expiration: 1 year
Storage of the user's address for use in MySouth Oxfordshire.

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Value: e.g. ibbusl55p21ey3552vd20da4
Expiration: Session
Part of ModernGov.co.uk, user unique ID when using the site.
Part of SOCITM.govmetric.com

Name: socitm_include_me[x]
Value: false
Part of SOCITM Questionnaire. Indicates that a customer has accepted the survey and is either in the process of completing it or has completed it. The customer will not be asked to participate in this version of the survey again.

Name: socitm_exclude_me[x]
Value: true
Expiration: 1 day
Part of SOCITM Questionnaire. Indicates that a customer has rejected the survey and will not be invited to participate in this version of the survey again until the cookie expires. This cookie is also placed when the system processes the code to invite a customer to participate but detects the socitm_include_me[x] cookie while doing so and does not present the survey again as a result.

Name: socitm_exclude_alt[x]
Value: true
Expiration: 1 day
Part of SOCITM Questionnaire. Indicates that a customer should be excluded from an alternate survey. This cookie is placed when the system processes the code to invite a customer to participate in an alternate/additional survey but detects the socitm_include_me[x] cookie while doing so and does not present the alternate survey as a result. Note this cookie will be placed whether or not the subscriber’s implementation includes alternate surveys.
The only use made of the cookies is to prevent customers being invited to participate multiple times in the same survey. They contain no personally identifiable information.

Name: ASPSESSIONIDCCBTCTAB
Value: e.g. PFFFOICDPGBPMJIOCCFEJFAM
Expiration: Session
Part of mapping solution for planning applications.

Name: JOBAPPLICATION:9D18CD306539791CD  855E529989C0FA4:30.4.2012_09:48 (example)
Value: "30.4.2012 09:48"(example)
Expiration: 28 days
This is for saving form contents – only used for Job Application forms so that the applicant can save the form and return to it later to complete.

Category 4: Advertising cookies

Although we do not have third party/advertising involvement, three cookies fit into this category

Name: BBC-UID
Value: e.g. 848f29d61b736ec8ad27577ba17778584c23d02c1020c1ff2209c614e94ec0960Mozilla%2f5%2e0%20%28Windows%20NT%205%2e1%29%20AppleWebKit%2f535%2e19%20%28KHTML%2c%20like%20Gecko%29%20Chrome%2f18%2e0%2e1025%2e162%20Safari%2f535%2e19
Expiration: 1 year
Part of MySouth, extension of BBC weather lookup for the property selected.

Name: PREF
Value: ID=b07f37c22e017894:TM=1335276502:LM=1335276502:S=sEyd_xJZH3mYaDWu
Expiration: 2 years
Part of Google setting, trigger unknown. Chrome Browser functionality.

Name: PREF
Value: ID=643d51109c601ec8:TM=1335276503:LM=1335276503:S=pna5jbPb7aTwo2D6
Expiration: 2 years
Part of Google Translate (the website footer carries Google translate functionality). 

Last reviewed: 16 - 05 - 2016

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