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- complete an online form
- make a payment
- change the font and colour settings
- search for books in the library catalogue
- search or comment on planning applications
- and many more
Cookies used on our website
- __cfduid: used by our content delivery network to apply security settings
- CookieControl: used to store you cookie preferences
- TestCookie: used to work out if your browser accepts cookies
- PHPSESSID: used to store the session ID of a user when browsing the site, registering, signing in and filling out forms
- ASP.NET_SessionID: used to store the session ID of a user when viewing maps, using the library catalogue and making payments
- JSESSIONID: used to store the session ID of a user when using the planning and building standards portal and filling out forms
These are necessary for our site to operate. They expire when you close your browser apart from __cfduid which expires after 30 days and CookieControl which expires after 90 days.
Operational cookies for accessibility preferences
- userColourscheme: used to store accessibility preferences
- userFontsize: used to store accessibility preferences
- userFontchoice: used to store accessibility preferences
- userLettersparcing: used to store accessibility preferences
These cookies expire after 1 hour and are necessary to store accessibility preferences.
Usage and analytics cookies
- _ga: used to collect usage information and expires after two years
- _gali: used to collection usage information and expires when you close your browser
- _gat-UA-638140-1: used to collect usage information and expires after one minute
- _gid: used to collect usage information and expires after one day
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