Cookies (not the edible ones) and how you use this website
To make this website easier to use, we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop) called cookies. Most big websites do this too.
They improve things by:
- remembering the things you've chosen while on our website, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering data you've given (for example, your address) so you don't need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Our cookies aren't used to identify you personally. They're just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies or watch a video about cookies.
Our Cookies Set By Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry ASP.NET ASP.NET_SessionId www.hastings.gov.uk This is used so the ASP.NET website can identify requests linked to the same browser session. End of session JSP JSESSIONID publicaccess.hastings.gov.uk This is used so the JSP website can identify requests linked to the same browser session. End of session
How you use this website (something called Google Analytics and Siteimprove)
We use Google Analytics and Siteimprove to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it's meeting people's needs and to understand how we can make the website work better.
Google Analytics and Siteimprove store information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on while you are here.
We do not collect or store any other personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are.
Google Analytics and Siteimprove place cookies on your device Cookie Name Description Expiry _ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. It is used to calculate visitor and session data, and keep track of site usage for the website's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years _gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. It is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating the website's analytics report. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. 1 day _gat This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. 1 minute nmstat This cookie is installed by Siteimprove. It is used for web analytics and contains an ID string about the session. The cookie records the visitor use of the website. This information is used to improve the site experience. The cookie does not contain any personal information. 1000 days AWSELB This cookie is installed by Siteimprove. It ensures that all page views for the same visit are sent to the same analytics server. The cookie does not contain any personal information. End of session AWSELBCORS This cookie is installed by Siteimprove. It ensures that all page views for the same visit are sent to the same analytics server. The cookie does not contain any personal information. End of session
We also collect data on the number of times a word is searched for and the number of failed searches. We use this information to improve access to the site and identify gaps in the content and see if it is something we should add to the site.
Unless the law allows us to, we do not:
- share any of the data we collect about you with others, or
- use this data to identify individuals
Other people's cookies
We use videos from Vimeo and feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages.
Below are links to their cookie policies:
Turning off cookies
You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/. You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.
Further guidance on the use of personal information can be found at ico.org.uk.
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