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A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either 'persistent' cookies or 'session' cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
- We use CFID, CFTOKEN and JSESSIONID to recognise a computer when a user visits our website.
- mobileFormat is used by the website's content management system, Mura CMS, to determine whether or not to show the version of the website intended for viewing on mobile devices.
- from time to time we may use passedLockdown to limit public access to certain parts of the website or to the website as a whole.Document modified on Tuesday, 3 November 2020
- MXP_TRACKINGID is used by the website's content management system, Mura CMS, to uniquely identify a client device to enable the site to maintain user session variables.
We do not use any analytics cookies at this time.
Third party cookies
Our website also uses third party cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking 'Tools', 'Internet Options', 'Privacy' and then 'Advanced';
- in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking 'Tools', 'Options', 'Privacy', selecting 'Use custom settings for history' from the drop-down menu, and unticking 'Accept cookies from sites'; and
- in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the 'Customise and control' menu, and clicking 'Settings', 'Show advanced settings' and 'Content settings', and then selecting 'Block sites from setting any data' under the 'Cookies' heading.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so on the Microsoft website;
- Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking 'Tools', 'Options' and 'Privacy', then selecting 'Use custom settings for history' from the drop-down menu, clicking 'Show Cookies', and then clicking 'Remove All Cookies'; and
- in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the 'Customise and control' menu, and clicking 'Settings', 'Show advanced settings' and 'Clear browsing data', and then selecting 'Cookies and other site and plug-in data' before clicking 'Clear browsing data'.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
This website is owned and operated by Neasham Parish Council. We are statutory body established under local government legislation and our office is at 14 Teesway, Neasham, Darlington, DL2 1QP.
You can contact us:
- by post, using the postal address given above;
- using our website contact form;
- by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time.
This Policy was approved by Neasham Parish Council on 1 February 2021.