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How we use Cookies

What are Cookies?

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.

Please note that settings on this website are set by default to allow all cookies to give you the best experience.

 

How government websites use Cookies

 

What do we use Cookies for?

  • storing your location to help us point you to the right services in your area
  • they enable us to provide you with map based information
  • for City of Lincoln Council online forms and services
  • to help us gather analytics to support the improvement of website content and services.
     

Cookies on Lincoln.gov.uk  

Cookie name Type Purpose Duration
Cookie_consent_level Strictly necessary cookie Remembers your cookie consent options until you either change your cookie settings or delete your browsing history. Expires in 62 days.
_ga (Analytics) Performance cookie

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data 

This cookie is set to expire in 730 days.
_gid (Analytics) Performance cookies This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data  This cookie expires in 1 day.
_gat_gtag_UA_ (Analytics) Performance cookies

Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data 

The cookie is only valid during the current browser session and it will be deleted when you close your browser.
PREF*
VSC*
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*
remote_sid*
Functionality cookies You tube cookies embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.  PREF - * Expires after 8 months
VSC - * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - *expires after eight months
remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session.

Cookies on myinfo.lincoln.gov.uk (My Accounts)

Cookie name Type Purpose Duration
CivicaSession Cookie ID Strictly necessary cookie These cookies allow users to be recognised within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page. The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser.
CivicaTownW2Auth Cookie ID Strictly necessary cookie These cookies allow users to be recognised within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page. The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser.
ASP.NET_SessionId Cookie ID Strictly necessary cookie These cookies allow users to be recognised within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page. The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser.

 

Cookies from other organisations

Some cookies are not related to lincoln.gov.uk. We currently embed links or snippets of code from the following social networking sites:

 

Google Analytics

We use Google analytics to track our website usage. You can find a full list of the Cookies and what information they store here:

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