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Use of cookies on our sites

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored by your browser when you visit a website. We use cookies to:

  • help us improve the site
  • provide you with a more personalised experience.
The table below gives details of all cookies we set.

This website will function fully for you if you do not wish to accept our persistent cookies. If you choose to block session cookies you may experience problems.

What cookies do we set on our sites and what are they for?


Cookie name Used by Type Description Lifetime
__utma Google Analytics Persistent Used to identify unique visitors. We use this information to find out the numbers of visitors and pageviews. It also helps us to identify more frequently used sections and make them easier to find. 1 year
__utmb Google Analytics Persistent Used to track a user session on our site. Records the time you enter our site. 30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics Session Used to track a session on our site. Records the time you leave our site. Together with __utmb this tells us how long you spent on our site. Expires when you close your browser.
__utmz Google Analytics Persistent Used to track navigation through our site and where you came from to get there. This helps us to improve user experiences and make sure that the right content is being matched to search terms. 6 months.
ASP.NET_SessionId Generated by all websites running on Microsoft .NET Session Identifies your session to the server. Expires when you close your browser
socitm_exclude_alt9 SOCITM Insight survey Persistent Indicates whether you have rejected the Insight survey. If this is present we will not present the survey again. 1 year
socitm_exclude_me9 SOCITM Insight survey Persistent Indicates whether you have rejected the Insight survey. If this is present we will not present the survey again 1 year
socitm_include_me9 SOCITM Insight survey Persistent Indicates whether you have accepted the Insight survey. If this is present we will not present the survey again 1 year
atLocation Web mapping Persistent Stores the most recently set address and coordinates. Allows us to show the maps as you left them when you return next time. 1 month
astun Web mapping Persistent Version number of web mapping software. 1 month
astun:baseMap Web mapping Persistent Stores the last map type used. Allows us to show the maps as you left them when you return next time. 1 year
astun:currentLocation Web mapping Persistent Most recently set address and its coordinates (alternative cookie) 1 month
astun:layerPanelOpenGroups Web mapping Persistent The last layer panel opened. Allows us to show the maps as you left them when you return next time. 1 year
astun:mapSource Web mapping Persistent Identifier for map overlay configuration. 1 year
astun:mapView Web mapping Persistent Location and extents of the most recent view of the map. Allows us to show the maps as you left them when you return next time. 1 year
astun:previousLocation Web mapping Persistent Stores the address and coordinates of last location selected in My Maps. Allows us to show the maps as you left them when you return next time. 1 year
astun:vLyrs_ish_Eden_AllMaps Web mapping Persistent We are waiting to hear from the software suppliers about this one. 1 year
atMyCouncil Web mapping Persistent Identifies the most recent tab you used on My Eden and changes to visibility of panels in My House and My Nearest. Allows us to show the maps as you left them when you return next time. 1 month
jsessionid Licensing register Session Identifies your session to the server. Necessary for the correct functioning of the register. Expires when you close your browser
anite_eforms_session Payments Session Identifies your session securely to the server. Expires when you close your browser
anite_eforms_session_hash Payments Session Provides security within the payment process. Expires when you close your browser
anite_eforms_session_mode Payments Session Identifies your session securely to the server. Necessary for the correct functioning of payments Expires when you close your browser
eforms_return1 Payments Session Identifies your session securely to the server. Necessary for the correct functioning of payments Expires when you close your browser
eforms_return2 Payments Session Identifies your session securely to the server. Necessary for the correct functioning of payments Expires when you close your browser
EForm LIMIT TEST Payments Session Identifies your session securely to the server. Necessary for the correct functioning of payments Expires when you close your browser
EForm Options Payments Session Identifies your session securely to the server. Necessary for the correct functioning of payments Expires when you close your browser
ASPSESSIONIDACQQDCQT Planning Register Session Identifies your session securely to the server. Necessary for the correct functioning of the planning register. Expires when you close your browser
JSESSIONID Online forms Session Identifies your session securely to the server. Necessary for the correct functioning of online forms Expires when you close your browser


What do we do with the data we get from our use of cookies?

  • We will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tools we employ to track or to collect any personally identifiable information about visitors to our site.
  • We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool or SOCITM survey.
  • Google and SOCITM will not associate your IP address with any other data held by them.
  • Eden District Council will not link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

How to stop cookies from being set

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when a new cookie is received and how to disable cookies altogether.

To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

To find out more about the SOCITM Insight survey go to http://socitm.govmetric.com/privacy/main.aspx.

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