Cookies (not the edible ones) and how you use this website
To make this website easier to use, we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop) called cookies. Most big websites do this too.
They improve things by:
- remembering the things you've chosen while on our website, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering data you've given (for example, your address) so you don't need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Our cookies aren't used to identify you personally. They're just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit https://AboutCookies.org or watch a video about cookies.
Our Cookies Set By Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry ASP.NET ASP.NET_SessionId www.hastings.gov.uk This is used so the ASP.NET website can identify requests linked to the same browser session. End of session Quick Poll Prefixed with "poll_", different for each poll question www.hastings.gov.uk Quickpoll cookie. To prevent further votes being cast from this browser and to show the results. 30 days Parking Gateway ASPSESSIONIDSCTBBBCA parking.hastings.gov.uk Used for logging in and paying a parking fine. End of session Parking Gateway ASPSESSIONIDSCQSSQCA parking.hastings.gov.uk Used for logging in and paying a parking fine. End of session Parking Gateway HS+Parking parking.hastings.gov.uk Used for logging in and paying a parking fine. End of session.
How you use this website (something called Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it's meeting people's needs and to understand how we can make the website work better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on while you are here.
We do not collect or store any other personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are.
Google Analytics places cookies on your device Cookie Name Description Expiry __utma This is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. 2 years from set/update. __utmb This is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. 30 minutes from set/update. __utmc This operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. End of session __utmz This stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. 6 months from set/update.
We also collect data on the number of times a word is searched for and the number of failed searches. We use this information to improve access to the site and identify gaps in the content and see if it is something we should add to the site.
Unless the law allows us to, we do not:
- share any of the data we collect about you with others, or
- use this data to identify individuals
Other people's cookies
We use videos from YouTube and feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages.
Below are links to their cookie policies:
Turning off cookies
You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on https://AboutCookies.org. You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.
Further guidance on the use of personal information can be found at ico.org.uk.
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