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Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website.

The cookie can only be read by the website that created it, and is used to measure how people are using that site so that the administrators are better able to maintain and improve it.

The cookie is also anonymous. It cannot be used to identify you personally.

More information about cookies:

Cookies we use

We have categorised the cookies we use as follows:

 

Preference
DomainNamePurpose
www.babergh.gov.uk and/or www.midsuffolk.gov.uk acceptedcookies This cookie has been created by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils to record your decision whether to accept the use of all cookies on our website.
www.babergh.gov.uk and www.midsuffolk.gov.uk clearoldcookies This cookie has been created by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils to register if any older cookies from our website have been successfully removed.

 

Performance
DomainNamePurpose
www.babergh.gov.uk and/or www.midsuffolk.gov.uk PHPSESSID This cookie is used to keep track of your progress through the website if your user information needs to be used in more than one place.

 

Tracking
DomainNamePurpose
babergh.gov.uk and/or midsuffolk.gov.uk _ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie 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.
babergh.gov.uk and/or midsuffolk.gov.uk _gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
babergh.gov.uk and/or midsuffolk.gov.uk _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress This cookie is used by Hotjar to keep track of a customer's progress throughout the site.
babergh.gov.uk and/or midsuffolk.gov.uk _hjFirstSeen This cookie is used by Hotjar to identify new users (first-time visitors to the site).
babergh.gov.uk and/or midsuffolk.gov.uk _hjid This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
www.babergh.gov.uk and/or www.midsuffolk.gov.uk _hjIncludedInPageviewSample This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.
.google.com NID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.
.twitter.com guest_id Set by Twitter to allow the Twitter social plug-in to be used on our site.
.twitter.com personalization_id Set by Twitter to allow the Twitter social plug-in to be used on our site.

 

Opting out of using cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. You can set your browser to notify you before receiving a cookie so that you can decide whether to accept it or you can refuse all cookies although this may prevent the website from working properly.

 

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