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Cookies across dudley.gov.uk

Name Description Provenance Expiration Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. First-party Session Strictly necessary
__RequestVerificationToken This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser. First-party Browser closure Strictly necessary
HomeSettings Stores choice of homepage for dudley.gov.uk between Residents, Business, Things to Do and Council & Community. First-party 1 year Preferences/Functionality
RecentlyViewed Stores the page IDs of the last 20 pages visited in the site to be used by the Recently Viewed link in the header of each page. First-party 24 hours Preferences/Functionality
f-cookie-dismissed Stores acknowledgement of site cookie acceptance First-party 1 year Preferences/Functionality
nmstat Website analytics service provided by SiteImprove used to gather non-personal usage statistics. Third-party 2 years Statistics/Performance
siteimproveses Website analytics service provided by SiteImprove used to gather non-personal usage statistics. Third-party Session Statistics/Performance
_ga Website analytics service provided by Google Universal Analytics. This is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. Third-party 2 years Statistics/Performance
_gid Website analytics service provided by Google Universal Analytics. This stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. Third-party 24 hours Statistics/Performance
_gat Website analytics service provided by Google Universal Analytics. It is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Third-party 1 minute Statistics/Performance

Cookies on specific pages on dudley.gov.uk

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Name Description Provenance Expiration Purpose
ss Used to improve content creation. Set on Bins & Recycling page for the tawk.to webchat service. 3rd Party Session Targeting/Advertising
__cfduid Associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. It does not contain any user identification information. Set on Bins & Recycling page for the tawk.to webchat service. 3rd Party 1 month Strictly necessary
_EDGE_S Microsoft cookie that ensures proper site functioning. Set on Find my councillor page for the Bing map service. 3rd Party Session Functionality
_EDGE_V Microsoft cookie that measures the use of the site for analytics. Set on Find my councillor page for the Bing map service. 3rd Party 1 year Performance
_SS Microsoft cookie that ensures proper site functioning. Set on Find my councillor page for the Bing map service. 3rd Party Session Functionality
MUID Microsoft cookie as a unique identifier to measure effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Set on Find my councillor page for the Bing map service. 3rd Party 1 year Targeting/Advertising
MUIDB Microsoft cookie used for how the end user uses the site. Set on Find my councillor page for the Bing map service. 3rd Party 1 year Targeting/Advertising
SRCHD Microsoft cookie that ensures proper site functioning. Set on Find my councillor page for the Bing map service. 3rd Party 1 year Functionality
SRCHUID Microsoft cookie that ensures proper site functioning. Set on Find my councillor page for the Bing map service. 3rd Party 1 year Functionality
SRCHUSR Microsoft cookie that ensures proper site functioning. Set on Find my councillor page for the Bing map service. 3rd Party 1 year Functionality
_ga Website analytics service provided by Google Universal Analytics. This is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. Set on Flooding, drainage and sewerage page by Flooding in West Midlands plugin. 3rd Party 2 years Performance
_gat Website analytics service provided by Google Universal Analytics. It is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Set on Flooding, drainage and sewerage page by Flooding in West Midlands plugin. 3rd Party 1 minute Performance
_gid Website analytics service provided by Google Universal Analytics. This stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. Set on Flooding, drainage and sewerage page by Flooding in West Midlands plugin. 3rd Party 1 day Statistics/Performance
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. Set on pages that contain embedded links to YouTube video(s). 3rd Party 30 minutes Functionality
PREF Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. Set on pages that contain embedded links to YouTube video(s). 3rd Party 8 months Targeting/Advertising
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 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 new or old version of the Youtube interface. Set on pages that contain embedded links to YouTube video(s). 3rd Party 6 months Targeting/Advertising
YSC This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos. Set on pages that contain embedded links to YouTube video(s). 3rd Party Session Performance