Dunstable Town Council Cookie Compliance Policies
A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer when you visit a website.
- Remember you when you visit our website so we can keep track of which pages you visit and which search terms you may use.
- Different users can have different access privileges, so we use them to remember which pages you can visit, and which ones you have to sign in to view.
- For online shops we use them to keep track of your shopping cart contents and delivery details.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law.
Third party cookies
Cookies commonly used on our website
|Cookies common to all web pages on our site|
|These cookies expire when a session ends, i.e. when you close your browser.|
|aspsessionid||When you first visit a website, your browser will create a new session cookie which is used to identify you as a user between page loads.|
|VisitorID||This is an automatically generated ID number which is used to count the number of pages visited by the user on a particular website.|
|Cat_ID||This identifies which page of the website you are on, and is used to populate the page with appropriate content from the database.|
|Cat_ID_Nav||This identifies which page of the website you are on within the navigation structure of the website. It is used to control such things as button colours in the navigation bar.|
|ThisNav and ClickNav||These cookies are used to store a ‘crumb line’ of previously visited pages so that the user can see where they are within the navigation structure of the website.|
|arrSID||This is used to store a querystring as a cookie. A querystring is a piece of code that appears in the address bar and is deleted when a new page is loaded. This cookie allows querystring information to be passed across multiple pages.|
|PageNo||This records the Cat_ID of our websites home page. It is used in conjunction with the arrSID cookie to store a querystring.|
|Cookies used to control visitor access privileges|
|These cookies expire either when a session ends, or within 24 hours, whichever is the sooner.|
|VisitorML_ID||This is the ID number of a user that has page access privileges on the website.|
|VisitorAccess||This cookie is used to determine which pages a user can and cannot view.|
|VisitorUsername||Used in conjunction with the VisitorLogin cookie. These cookies determine whether or not a user can view page content or are redirected to a login page.|
|VisitorLogin||Used in conjunction with the cookie above.|
|VisitorEmail||This is the email address of a user that has registered with the website. It is often the same as the VisitorUsername cookie. This is also the email address that would be used to send email newsletters if the user has opted in to receive them.|
|VisitorName||This is the name of a user that has registered with the website. It can be used to display personalised messages on web pages.|
|VisitorAdmin||This cookie determines whether or not a user has access to our websites administration section.|
|Cookies specific to online shops|
|Most of these cookies hold a users purchase information until such time as it is written to the database. They expire when a session ends, or are deleted when the order is complete.|
|ClientName||This cookie records the name of the recipient of the order.|
|ClientEmail||This cookie records the email to which order acknowledgements will be sent.|
|ClientAddress||This cookie records the shipping address for the order.|
|OrderDetails||This cookie records what the client has ordered|
|CatCartID||This cookie records the ID number of the order.|
|postageoption||This cookie is used to calculate postage charges depending on the shipping address.|