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A cookie is a small text file that resides on your computer. Cookies are used to remember your settings when you revisit a website and to identify how visitors navigate the site.Cookies provide valuable information to website owners to adapt and make changes to the site in order to improve the user experience.

How Government Websites use cookies

The cookie settings on this website are set to allow all cookies to give you the best experience. Please see below details of the cookies that are being set and how to delete them should you choose to do so.

Cookie Information

Name ASP.NET_SessionIdType SessionDomain  Expires At end of session
When you navigate to the site, the server establishes a unique session for you that lasts for the duration of your visit. For each session, ASP.NET maintains session state information where applications can store user-specific information.

ASP.NET must track a session ID for each user so that it can map the user to session state information found on the server. By default, ASP.NET uses a non-persistent cookie to store the session state. However, if a user has disabled cookies on the browser, session state information cannot be stored in a cookie.

The information stored on the server will remain in the server’s memory until the session is either explicitly removed or expired (by default a session expires after 20 minutes of inactivity).

The cookie itself contains no personal information.
Name nmstatType OtherDomain  Expires 1000 days
This cookie is used to help record the visitor’s use of the website.
It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site.
This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website.

This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page.
The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
Name __utmaType OtherDomain Expires 730 days
This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site. If the cookie is deleted, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

The cookie typically looks like this: X.R.F.P.C.N
X: A hash value (numerical identifier) of the domain.
R: A random number used as an ID. This is how they recognize you between visits.
F: A unix timestamp (amount of seconds since 01.01.1970) of when the cookie was created.
P: A unix timestamp of when you previously visited the site.
C: A unix timestamp of when you visited the site.
N: Number of visitor sessions since the first visit.

The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
Name __utmzType OtherDomain 183 days
This cookie stores the type of referral used by you to reach the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or an ad/email campaign. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site.

The cookie typically looks like this: X.T.V.S.utmcsr{source}|utmccn{campaign}|utmcmd{medium}|utmctr{keyword}
X: A hash value (numerical identifier) of the domain.
T: A unix timestamp of when the cookie was last set.
V: Session number.
S: Amount of different sources that have let the user to the site.
utmcsr: The latest source that lead the visitor to your site. None = typed in URL. Google = came from Google.
utmccn: Campaign information for AdWords.
utmcmd: The medium that the user was coming from.
utmctr: The latest keyword phrase used in the search engine leading the user to your site.

The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
Name PREFType 3rd PartyDomain .Google.comExpires 730 days
Preferences for various services on Google.
Name __utmcType SessionDomain Expires At end of session
Part of Google Analytics, the __utmc cookie is used together with the _utmb cookie to keep track of when your browsing session started.
The cookie contains a hash value (numerical identifier) of the domain and contains no personal information.
Name LCC_NorthingType 1st PartyDomain 365 days
Name LCC_AddressType 1st PartyDomain 365 days
Name LCC_LongitudeType 1st PartyDomain 365 days
Name V5Type 3rd PartyDomain .imrworldwide.comExpires 730 days
Used for tracking purposes. Does not contain any personal information.
Name UserRecentHistoryType 1st PartyDomain 30 days
Name LCC_LatitudeType 1st PartyDomain 365 days
Name LCC_PostcodeType 1st PartyDomain 365 days
Name VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEType 3rd PartyDomain .youtube.comExpires 240 days
Unique identifier given to allow tracking of YouTube video views.Data is only used in aggregate.
Name JSESSIONIDType SessionDomain devcore60, newpay.asp,, at end of session
Name lastaddressType XMLDomain None
Stores users home address i.e. street name, house number, postcode and it’s eastings and northings for future visits
Name socitm_include_meX socitm_exluse_meX socitm_exlude_altX Domain None
To measure customer satisfaction with our website. The take up service places multiple cookies, all of which only contain a true or false value and are used to determine if a user has chosen to take part in the survey or not. In all cases the last character X refers to the version of the survey.
Name: cgi-bin/Type Session: PersistentDomain: December 31st 2012
It is used to try and prevent survey duplicate submissions   

To delete or reject cookies

We recommend you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us provide a better service.

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from.

Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.

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Last updated: 30 July 2014

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