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What are cookies?
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Cookies are small pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, which online services provide when users visit them. Software on the user’s device (for example a web browser) can store cookies and send them back to the website next time they visit.
Cookies can be useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The majority of websites use both first party and third-party cookies.
First party cookies are directly stored by the website or domain you visit, are mostly necessary for the website to function in the right way, and do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
Third party cookies are created by domains that are not on the website or domain you are visiting. Third party cookies are usually used for keeping services secure and understanding how the website performs and how users interact with it to improve user experience.
What types of cookies are there ?
Necessary: Some cookies are essential for users to be able to experience the full functionality of a website. They allow websites to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to do things like log-in customer accounts and add products to baskets, and checkout securely.
Necessary cookies are automatically enabled as they are essential to enable the website to function. You may disable necessary cookies by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
Analytics: These types of cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. This data helps website owners understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Advertisement : These types of cookies are used to personalise advertisements on websites and track the efficiency of marketing campaigns. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. The information stored in these types of cookies may also be used by third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
Functional: These types of cookies help certain non-essential functionalities on a website. These functionalities include things like embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.
Performance: These types of cookies help website owners to store settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
What types of cookies do we use?
foster.portsmouth.gov.uk uses the following types of cookies:
The below list details the cookies used in our website.
|_ga||2 years||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.|
|_gat_UA-169825392-1||1 minute||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.|
|_gid||1 day||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.|
|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||30 minutes||Hotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.|
|_hjFirstSeen||30 minutes||Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.|
|_hjIncludedInPageviewSample||2 minutes||Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit.|
|_hjSession_1861812||30 minutes||No description|
|_hjSessionUser_1861812||1 year||No description|
|_hjTLDTest||session||To determine the most generic cookie path that has to be used instead of the page hostname, Hotjar sets the _hjTLDTest cookie to store different URL substring alternatives until it fails.|
|CONSENT||2 years||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||5 months 27 days||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.|
|YSC||session||YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||never||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.|
|yt-remote-device-id||never||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.|
|yt.innertube::nextId||never||This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
|yt.innertube::requests||never||This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
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