Cookies


When visiting our website, we will sometimes place small data files on your computer or mobile device. These are called cookies. Many large websites do this. We do this to make our website work better.

Below is an alphabetical listing showing what cookies we set and why

  • ASP.NET_SessionId – this is a “session ID” cookie set by the planning and LDF explorer pages or by the online document management system or the committee management system (which enables the site to operated more quickly and efficiently. It expires at the end of your browser session with this site.
  • Firmstep2server – set by our online forms system.  This cookie is used to direct your request to the appropriate server. No personal information is stored. This cookie is a session cookie and is removed when you leave the site 
  • Firmstep2session – set by our online forms system.  This cookie is a unique identifier. 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 is removed when you leave the site. 
  • fontSize - used to remember your choice of font size, expires after one year
  • guest_id - this is set by our twitter feeds and lasts 7 days
  • jpanesliders_contact-slider - used on the contact page to remember your current selection of information, expires when you leave the page
  • Jsessionid – this is a “session ID” cookie set by the main epayments system (which enables the site to operated more quickly and efficiently. It expires at the end of your browser session with this site.
  • k - this is set our twitter feed and expires after 7 days
  • .LDFAUTH – this is a “session ID” cookie set by the LDF explorer pages  when you log in to the site to identify your account. It expires at the end of your browser session with this site.
  • MVMSession –  this is set by the planning and LDF explorer pages as part of its core operation, and expires after one hour.
  • Ns_cookietest – set by our online forms system. We use this cookie to test your browser to ensure you can log in to our site. This cookie is a session cookie and is removed when you leave the site.
  • Ns_session – set by our online forms system.  This cookie is a unique identifier and is removed when you leave the site.
  • original_referer - this is set by twitter to identify you accessed twitter via our site
  • PHPSESSID – this is a “session ID” cookie set by the new website, the webcasting microsite or by the parking penalty charge site (which enables the site to operated more quickly and efficiently. It expires at the end of your browser session with this site.
  • PREF – used by embedded youtube videos, and records any preference choices you make. The cookie expires after 3650 days. Please see below for details about youtube cookies.
  • _twitter_sess - session cookie set by Twitter, expires when you close your browser
  • Use_hitbox – used by embedded youtube videos, and records time-related information and number of visits. The cookie expires at the end of your browsing session.  Please see below for details about youtube cookies.
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – used by embedded youtube videos, and records time-related information and number of visits. The cookie expires after 240 days. Please see below for details about youtube cookies.
  • 7003606fea5209bd358c722ba748a307 - session cookiee set by the main website

 

EU cookies directive

The Epping Forest District Council website is believed to be compliant with the EU Cookies Directive in that without explicit permission it only sets Cookies which are integral to the operation of the core site functionality. Users can choose to allow Cookies for additional functionality (such as the Font Size changer), and can opt of these at any time.

External sites

Users are cautioned that sites we link to may also set Cookies on your machine, we cannot control the actions of these sites.

You tube videos

We now embed videos from our YouTube site using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page. Some older videos may still be standard format and use cookies as outlined above, we are progressively updating these videos.

Removing cookies from your device

Most cookies are easy to delete. Deleting can be done either through your Internet browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer etc) or on your device though your file management software (Windows XP etc). For further information please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/


More Information


 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:


Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
telephone: 0303 123 1113