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When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information during one task
  • recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don’t need to enter it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from All About Cookies.
 

Our use of cookies

The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by this website and the third-party services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please contact us.
 

Cookies for measuring use of services

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use.

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

Name Typical Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

 

Google Translate

Name Typical Content Expires
ASPSESSIONIDCQDBSADB randomly generated numbers when you close your browser

 

Socitm satisfaction survey

Name Typical Content Expires

socitm_exclude_me9

randomly generated numbers 2 years

 

Other cookies served under the Sheffield.gov.uk domain

We have a number of Services being delivered through the sheffield.gov.uk domain that use other cookies. These include the following:
 

Job vacancies (sccjobs.sheffield.gov.uk)

Name Typical Content Expires
ARPT randomly generated numbers when you close your browser
JSESSIONID randomly generated numbers (This allows the service to remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made.) when you close your browser
isAgencyPage randomly generated numbers when you close your browser
referer randomly generated numbers when you close your browser

Libraries catalogue

library.sheffield.gov.uk

Name Typical Content Expires
session_number randomly generated numbers when you close your browser

 

Council Tax accounts

taxbenefits.sheffield.gov.uk

Name Typical Content Expires

JSESSIONID

randomly generated numbers (This allows the service to remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made.) when you close your browser
UNIQUEREQID randomly generated nambers when you close your browser

 

Consultations

consult.sheffield.gov.uk

Name Typical Content Expires
ASPSESSIONIDQSRBTART randomly generated numbers when you close your browser

 

Parking fine and bus lane penalties

 parkingin.sheffield.gov.uk

Name Typical Content Expires
ASPSESSIONIDCQDBSADB randomly generated numbers when you close your browser

 

Picture Sheffield image archive

picturesheffield.com

Name Typical Content Expires
BIGipServerISA-CAP-VIP-8080 randomly generated numbers when you close your browser
ss randomly generated numbers 8 years

 

Index of births, marriages and deaths

http://libplugins.sheffield.gov.uk/bmd/home.aspx

Name Typical Content Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId randomly generated numbers when you close your browser
ASPSESSIONIDQSRRBBQQ randomly generated numbers

when you close your browser

 

Payments

https://www.santanderbillpayment.co.uk/sheffieldcc/scripts/nr_billpay.asp

Name Typical Content Expires
ASPSESSIONIDAGTASQCD randomly generated numbers when you close your browser
BIGipServerwww .santanderbillpayment.co.uk randomly generated numbers

when you close your browser

 

City Wide Learning Body

schools.sheffield.gov.uk

Name Typical Content Expires
ASPSESSIONIDQQTQCBQQ randomly generated numbers when you close your browser
ES%5FContent%5FState randomly generated numbers

when you close your browser

 

School Point (school's extranet)

schoolpoint.sheffield.gov.uk

Name Typical Content Expires
nmstat randomly generated numbers 3 years
WSS_KeepSessionAuthenticated randomly generated numbers

when you close your browser

 

Email alerts

SCC Email alerts

Name Typical Content Expires
_trunk_session randomly generated numbers when you close your browser

 

Managing your cookies

To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage cookies, follow the link below and select the browser you are using. You can also read your browser's built-in or online help for more information.

How to control cookies

  • Modified: Apr 15, 2014 10:05:55 AM