Cookies

To enable this service to function, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit allaboutcookies.org. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies

This service uses essential cookies in some places – we've listed each of them explicitly in a table below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

These essential cookies are used for site navigation and session management, and this service may not function correctly without them. They are used only to help you navigate through the site and to view and fill in consultations.

This service may use non-essential cookies in some places. These non-essential cookies are not required to make the service function correctly. If any non-essential cookies are used in this service, you will find them listed below.

The Central Lancashire Local Plan Citizen Space Consultation Website

 

How We Use Cookies

Version 1. Updated 5th July 2019.

 

To enable this service to function, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent from a webpage to your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites.

They are used to collect information about how you interact with certain websites and can allow advertisers to track which sites you have visited, which pages you have visited and how long you spent on each page. Utility cookies (sometimes called ‘session cookies’) allow you to stay logged in as you move around a webpage.

How do cookies work?

The very first time you visit a website, a cookie is downloaded to your computer. The next time you visit your computer checks to see if it has a cookie for that site. If it does, it sends the information back to the website. The website then 'knows' that you have visited us before, and in some cases can tailor its content to take account of that fact and remember your preferences.

How does Citizen Space use Cookies?

Citizen Space uses essential cookies in some places – we've listed each of them explicitly in a table below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

These essential cookies are used for site navigation and session management, and this service may not function correctly without them. They are used only to help you navigate through the site and to view and fill in consultations.

Cookie

Purpose

Expires

consultation_id

Associates answers with a single response across multi-page consultations (online surveys). One cookie per consultation. Cleared when the user submits the consultation

48 hours after the last page submission

tr_embed_auto_load

Stores the user's preference for automatically loading embedded content.

End of the session

server_id

Used for load balancing

End of the session

session

Used for protection against cross site request forgery attacks

48 hours after the last page submission

 

This service may use non-essential cookies in some places. These non-essential cookies are not required to make the service function correctly. If any non-essential cookies are used in this service, you will find them listed below.

Measuring website usage using Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how people use our consultations. This is to make sure we continues to meet the needs of users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • The pages you visit on the site.
  • How long you spend on each page and the time you both enter and leave our website.
  • How you got to the site. 

  • What you click on while you’re visiting the site.
  • Remember your preferences.
  • Devices and operating systems used to view the site.
  • To collect your consent as required by EU law.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Cookie

Purpose

Expires

_utma

Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site or to a certain page.

2 years

_utmb

This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site.

30 minutes

_utmc

This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser.

Session

_utmz

utmz This tells us how you reached the site (for example from another website or a search engine).

6 months

_ga

This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you have visited us before.

24 months

 

How do I opt out of using cookies?

We recommend that you allow the cookies we set on our site. They help us provide a better service and ultimately make our website easier to use.

However, if you wish to opt out of cookies just go to the privacy settings in your browser options, and enter our domain (citizenspace.com) in the list of websites you do not wish to accept cookies from.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit allaboutcookies.org.

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.