Find out what cookies are and how they are used on this website
Last updated: 27th May, 2020
Like many websites, highstreetstaskforce.org.uk (the Service) uses small files called cookies to help provide the best possible online experience for you.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.
- Persistent cookies continue to exist after you finish your website visit. They are eventually deleted, often after 6 months or longer. They are used to help the Service recognise when you return so that it can remember things like your preferences, or who you are.
- Session cookies are deleted automatically soon after you finish your website visit, usually within 30 minutes. They are used to help the Service to remember the status of your current visit, for example, a session ID might be stored to ensure you remain logged in.
You can remove cookies from your device at any time, and your device will automatically delete expired cookies.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be set in two ways – some are set by the Service itself. Others are set by other services which may be used bring enhanced functionality.
|Type of cookie||Description|
|First-party cookies||These cookies are set directly by the Service. Only the Service can read them.|
|Third-party cookies||These cookies are set by other digital services and are accessible only by those digital services. For example, if a webpage contains an embedded YouTube video, YouTube may set its own cookies to enable the video to work correctly.|
|Some cookies are set by services used to provide a better experience for you. For example, Google Analytics is a common service used to understand how users interact with websites so the website owners can make improvements, so the website is easier to use.|
|Some cookies are set by services for advertising purposes. For example, and advertising platform may set a cookie so that it recognises a user across different websites.|
|It is not the Service which sets these third-party cookies.|
We categorise cookies based on how they are used and help you to make broad choices about which cookies you allow us to set.
|Essential cookies||These cookies let you use all the different parts of the Service. Without them, the Service cannot be provided. They are sometimes called “strictly necessary” cookies. Some examples of how we use these cookies are:|
|• To remember your preferences (for example, whether you have given your consent for cookies to be set)|
|• Remembering security settings that affect access to certain content, for example, whether you are logged in.|
|Functional cookies||These cookies might be used to provide functionality. For example:|
|• enabling embedded video|
|• remembering that you have visited the site before so that messages for new visitors are not repeated to you|
|Performance cookies||These help us make sure that the website is working properly and fix any errors.|
|Any performance cookies we use collect anonymised data to protect your identity. We do not collect any data on age, gender, sex, political or religious beliefs, nationality, or postcodes through cookies.|
|Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.|
|Advertising cookies||Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither the Service nor its advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.|
The cookies we set
Wikipedia page about session IDs (link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Session_ID)
|UMB-XSRF-TOKEN, UMB-XSRF-V, UMB_UCONTEXT||Stores a GUID reference to the current logged in backend user. Randomly generated at login and stored in the database.||These are Umbraco backend specific cookies. They are only seen by site administrators accessing the back end of the website. They are used in maintaining the session state of the logged in user.||This expires at the end of your session.|
|JSESSIONID||Stores a GUID reference to the current session.||This domain is controlled by New Relic, which provides a platform for monitoring the performance of web and mobile applications.||This expires at the end of your session.|
|ARRAffinity||A unique identifier.||Used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.||This expires at the end of your session.|
Microsoft Application Insights
|ai_session, ai_user||A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser||We use Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie.||The longest lasting cookie expires after 1 year, the other expires on the same day.|
|.CookiePreferences||A string for each preference set||Used to store information about a visitor's cookie preference settings||After 1 year|
|cookietest||boolean||Used to test if a user has cookies enabled||Immediately|
Google Analytics is an example of a first party cookie used for performance. Other organisations can’t access your data or view cookies used by our website, and we do not sell your data to any third parties. We also do not allow Google to share our analytics data.
|_ga||Browser ID||Collects information about how you use this website||After 2 years|
|_gid||User ID||Used to distinguish users||After 24 hours|
|_gat, _dc_gtm_property-id||A numeric value||Used to throttle request rate||After 1 minute|
At this point in time, we do not set first-party marketing cookies.
Third-party tracking cookies
If you accept embedded functionality, such as YouTube videos, these third-party services may set additional cookies.
We do not control which cookies these third parties might set but they may include:
|youtube.com||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos||180 days|
|youtube.com||YSC||YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.||Immediately|
|youtube.com||GPS||YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.||Immediately|
|doubleclick.net||IDE||This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange||390 days|
|placemanagement.org||_ga||3rd party Google Analytics||730 days|
|surveymonkey.co.uk||_gid||3rd party Google Analytics||Immediately|
|ipmhub-uat.mkmapps.com||_gid||3rd party Google Analytics||1 day|
|surveymonkey.co.uk||_ga||3rd party Google Analytics||Immediately|
|surveymonkey.co.uk||_gat||3rd party Google Analytics||Immediately|
|Browser identifier||This domain is owned by Embedly which provides technology to put rich media and other content into a website.||After 394 days|
What are your choices regarding cookies?
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.