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Cookies we use

We have categorised the cookies we use as follows:

 

Preference
DomainNamePurpose
www.babergh.gov.uk and www.midsuffolk.gov.uk cookieconsent 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.

 

Performance
DomainNamePurpose
babergh.gov.uk and 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 midsuffolk.gov.uk _gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
babergh.gov.uk and midsuffolk.gov.uk _gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
babergh.gov.uk and midsuffolk.gov.uk _hjid Hotjar cookie. 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.
google.com __Secure-HSID Used for security purposes to store digitally signed and encrypted records of a user's Google account ID and most recent sign-in time which allows Google to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorised parties.
google.com SID Used for session state management to keep track of a user's progress as they navigate through a website.
hotjar.com _BEAMER_DATE This cookie name is associated with Hotjar - a behaviour analytics and user feedback service that helps site owners to understand the behaviour of site users and get their feedback where requested. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
hotjar.com _BEAMER_FIRST_VISIT This cookie name is associated with Hotjar - a behaviour analytics and user feedback service that helps site owners to understand the behaviour of site users and get their feedback where requested. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
hotjar.com _BEAMER_LAST_UPDATE This cookie name is associated with Hotjar - a behaviour analytics and user feedback service that helps site owners to understand the behaviour of site users and get their feedback where requested. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
hotjar.com _BEAMER_USER_ID This cookie name is associated with Hotjar - a behaviour analytics and user feedback service that helps site owners to understand the behaviour of site users and get their feedback where requested. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
hotjar.com _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.
hotjar.com _gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
hotjar.com _hjid Hotjar cookie. 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.
hotjar.com _hjptid Hotjar cookie. 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.
twitter.com _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.
twitter.com eu_cn Set by Twitter to allow the Twitter social plug-in to be used on a website.
twitter.com guest_id Set by Twitter to allow the Twitter social plug-in to be used on a website.
twitter.com personalization_id Set by Twitter to allow the Twitter social plug-in to be used on a website.
twitter.com tfw_exp Set by Twitter to allow the Twitter social plug-in to be used on a website.

 

Targeting/Advertising
DomainNamePurpose
google.com 1P_JAR This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
google.com ANID This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
google.com APISID This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.
google.com CONSENT This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
google.com HSID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites.
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.
google.com SAPISID This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.
google.com SIDCC This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
google.com SSID This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
google.com __Secure-3PAPISID Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising
google.com __Secure-3PSID Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising
google.com __Secure-APISID Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising
google.com __Secure-SSID Used to store information about how you use the website and any advertising that you may have seen before visiting this website, in addition to being used to help customise advertising on Google properties by remembering your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser's ads or search results and your visits to an advertisers website.
hotjar.com _fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
hotjar.com _gcl_au Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

 

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