Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website server. It can only be read by that server and can be used to measure how people use the website. It cannot be used to identify you personally.

We use cookies to collect anonymous statistics about how people use our website to help us maintain and improve the website.

Opting out of using cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. You can set your browser to notify you before receiving a cookie so that you can decide whether to accept it or you can refuse all cookies although this can stop some websites from working properly. For more information about cookies visit the All About Cookies website.

Cookies we use

We use Google Analytics and Siteimprove to collect information about how people use the website. These statistics are used to understand how people use our website and how we can make improvements so it continues to meet our users needs. the analytics tools record information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the website, and how you got there. We do not store any personal information and cannot be used to identify who you are.

Category: Preferences

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description
Cftoken recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP Session This cookie is used to determine which type of device the visitor is using, so the website can be properly formatted - This information is stored in the 'CFID' cookie.

Category: Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Cookie name Provider Type Expiry Cookie purpose description
_ga recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
CFID recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk HTTP Session This cookie is used in context with the 'Cftoken' cookie. The cookie stores a specific ID for the visitor and the visitor's device and browser.
collect google-analytics.com Pixel Session Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP cookies to 'remember' what a user has done on previous pages and interactions with the website.

Google analytics cookies Domain Expires Description
__utma recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
__utmb recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
__utmc recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmt recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate
__utmv recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmz recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Read the Google Analytics privacy document for more details about the data collected by Google Analytics.

Siteimprove

We use Siteimprove to monitor accessibility and quality of content on our websites, so we can deal with any issues as quickly as possible.

Siteimprove - analytics cookies Expires Domain
nmstat Persistent – expires after 1,000 days recruitment.westsuffolk.gov.uk
siteimproveses end of session siteimprove.com
szcookiechoice end of session siteimprove.com

YouTube

We use YouTube to embed video on our website. YouTube inserts these cookies for keeping track of visitors, user preferences and collecting statistics about views. They can't be used to identify you. See Google privacy policy for information.

YouTube cookies Expires Domain
HSID 20 years youtube.com
LOGIN_INFO 20 years youtube.com
PREF 20 years youtube.com
SID 20 years youtube.com
SSID 20 years youtube.com
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 6 months youtube.com
use_hitbox end of session youtube.com

For more informtion about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the All About Cookies website.