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Cookies used on www.northlincs.gov.uk

ASP.NET_SessionId, JSESSIONID - This is a session cookie which identifies you as a unique user whilst browser the website. It expires when you close your browser.

Firmstep2session - This cookie is a unique identifier used with our online forms. It is used to ensure that you and only you are shown information relevant to you. It contains no personally identifiable information, but is temporarily linked to your user account if you log in to view or change an online form. This cookie is a session cookie and expires when you exit the website.  

Firmstep2server - This cookie is a sessuion cookie and is used to direct your request to the appropriate server. No personal information is stored. It expires when you exit the website.

We use Google Analytics to collect statistical data about our visitors. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

__utma - Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Expires after 2 years.

__utmb - Records the moment in time when a visitor enters a site and expires at the end of the session.

__utmc - Records the moment in time when a visitor leaves a site and expires after 30 minutes.

__utmz - Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on and what keyword was used. Expires after 6 months.

There a number of pages on our webiste which contain embedded videos or other content from a third party. The following cookies from third party sites may be placed on your computer when viewing this content.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - Unique identifier given to allow tracking of YouTube video views. Data is only used in aggregate. Expires after 240 days.

socitm_exclude_me7 - This is a persistent cookie which is used to remember if you have completed our website user survey (SOCITM). It is stored in your browser for one year, so that you are not asked the question next time you visit the website.

More information on how third party cookies are used can be found in their respective website privacy policies: