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Cookies and tracking users

When someone visits www.stroud.gov.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.

Like many other websites, we use cookies. Cookies can help a website to personalise your visit. A cookie is a small piece of text which can be stored on your computer, smartphone or other devices you use to browse the web. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

We 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, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this and other websites.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the Stroud District Council website from working to its full functionality. For further details view the table below for cookie descriptions and how they are used. 

Cookies in use on this site

Stroud District Council uses the following cookies to ensure our website provides you with an enhanced customer experience:

Cookie and name

Purpose

Local land charges register

 

lcomap

The local land charges register will generate a cookie to use with Google Maps. This is an essential cookie in order for the Land Charges search to work accurately. Only Map details are recorded (Latitude, Longitude, Zoom and Maptype). No personal information or Computer information (such as IP address) is recorded.

Expires after 5 days

Site Improve

 

nmstat
siteimproveses

Site Improve uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about site visitors.

nmstat is used to help record your usage of the site. Expires 1000 days.

siteimproveses is used to track the sequence of pages you look at during a visit. It expires when you close your browser

My house

 

myHouse

This cookie is used in conjunction with My house. It holds information of the address you selected so that any revisits to the webpage can automatically take you to that address, selecting another address will update the cookie.

Expire after 1 month.

Email alerts

 

sdcAlerts

When you are verified as a new user and/or login to email alerts, the cookie is generated to help track who you are and what access to menus you may have. It holds your email address that you registered with.

Expires after 1 day or immediately on logout.

Forms anti forgery

 

__RequestVerificationToken
__RequestVerificationToken_L2FwcHM1

Anti forgery tokens to prevent Cross-site request forgery. It guarantees that the poster is the one who gets the form.

Expires when you close your browser.

Cookie consent

 

sdcCookieConsent

This will prevent the cookie consent banner from appearing.

Expires after 1 year.

ASP.Net session

 

ASP.NET_SessionId

Used by some areas of the website such as the garden waste & bulky collection booking pages, to keep track of your booking progress.

 

Expires when you close your browser window.

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