Cookies

How to control and delete cookies

Lancashire County Council will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website(s), or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
 
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
 
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Lancashire County Council website.
 
We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on our websites on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see section 3 below.

Where we use cookies on our website

The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by this website and the third-party services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please get in touch.
 
Cookies for improving service
 
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name
Typical Content
Expires
 
_utma
randomly generated number
2 years 
 
_utmb
randomly generated number
30 minutes
 
 
_utmc
randomly generated number
when you close your browser
 
 
_utmx
randomly generated number
2 years
 
 
_utmxx
randomly generated number
2 years
 
 
_utmz
randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)
6 months
 

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website. For more information regarding how to opt out. Please visit Google Analytics Privacy Overview http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
 
Lancashire County Council uses a website statistics service called SiteAnalyze for web analytics. This service uses a cookie is to help record your use of this website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when you last visited the site. This information is then used to improve the user experience on the Lancashire County Council website.
 
This SiteAnalyze cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.

Name
Typical Content
Expires
nmstat
used to help record your usage of the site.
1000 days after your last visit
SP.NET_SessionId used to track the sequence of pages you look at during a visit. When you close your browser

Cookies for managing your current visit

We use a number of cookies to remember your selections or preferences that you’ve made when looking at the information on this site.

Name
Typical Content
Expires
homepage%2Dstyle=search OR homepage%2Dstyle=classic
homepage options
180 days
contrast=alternative&textsize=normal accessibility options 180 days
survey yes / no yes: 30 days, no: 1 day

Third Party Cookies set

We uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on the our website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies.

Job search

Our job search provided by a third party company uses the following cookies:

Name
Typical Content
Expires
 
JSESSIONID
.recruitmentplatform.com
when you close your browser
 
JSESSIONIDSSO
emea3.recruitmentplatform.com
when you close your browser
 
 
MTTRACEAT   
emea3.recruitmentplatform.com
when you close your browser
 
 
SACCOUNTNAME
emea3.recruitmentplatform.com
when you close your browser
 
SUSERLOGIN
emea3.recruitmentplatform.com
when you close your browser
 
 
USERLANGUAGE
emea3.recruitmentplatform.com
when you close your browser
 

                        
 

Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

We uses the Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content services. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

How to disable Flash Cookies:
The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like bbc.co.uk or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based content.

Cookies set by Third Party sites

To support your experience on our website, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites.  We do not control the dissemination of these cookies.  You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. 

LCC Sharing Tools
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our website now carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share some content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.