Cookies used by Daventry District Council


Like many other web sites we use cookies on our site. Cookies can help a website to personalise your visit. A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can, among other things, remember who you are. A cookie will typically contains the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. 


When you first visit Daventry District Council you’ll see a message at the top of your web browser window.  This notification is required in order for the website to comply with the Cookie Law.  As part of the directive we have to make you aware that we are using cookies on our site. NB The message shown at the very top of this page will soon replace all other instances found throughout our online services such as web mapping and self service. .

You can at any time return to this page by navigating to it from the footer of the main website to change your cookie preferences. 

Daventry District Council Cookies

Daventry District Council uses a custom in-house cookie for the website. Using this cookie allows your browser to retain something called state (a way of remembering a chosen setting) as you navigate between different pages.  By using cookies to retain state the website can remember a preference or settings you’ve selected during your visit.  The message which we are required to display to tell users we use cookies will itself create a cookie that stores a value to indicate whether it has been displayed before.  This type of cookie is known as persistent (details below).  Without this persistent cookie the browser would have no way of knowing that the user had seen the message and would display it every time you visit the website and on every page.


Session Cookies 

Are temporary Cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. This information is not stored after you have left the site.


Persistent cookies 

Remain in the Cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie but this may be indefinitely or until deleted).


Third party cookies 

The Daventry District Council website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Daventry District Council website. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitor’s use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Daventry District Council, this can aid us in improving content for of our site.


Daventry District Council will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither Daventry District Council nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

By using the Daventry District Council website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


Information on how Google uses cookies can be found here: Google Privacy Policy


If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit:


Third party sites and website widgets

We embed our video content using YouTube. Information on how YouTube uses cookies can be found here: YouTube privacy policy The Daventry District Council website also uses a number of widgets, collectively they make our website more interesting to the site visitor however sadly most of these widgets also use cookies.

How to control and delete cookies 

Daventry District Council will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Daventry District Council website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

For more information on how to control and delete cookies, you may wish to visit About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of web browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may cause the Daventry District Council website to work incorrectly.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.


How to disable cookies 

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


There is more information about cookies, including how to delete them on the website About Cookies. For more information on the cookie set by Google Analytics please go see Google's privacy policy. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please go to Google's opt out page.

Self Service, Contact us, Sessions

We currently use IP addresses to determine the number of service requests made per household in a day. Using IP addresses aids in protecting residents from malicious miss-use by those that attempt to use the service in a way that is not intended.


Twitter privacy policy

Facebook Data use policy

Youtube privacy policy



Cookies used by Daventry District Council Website and 3rd Party Applications

Below are a list of cookies used from 1-9.  Followed by a list of where they are used.

  1. ASP.Net_SessionId

    Session cookie stores a unique ID which relates to where the user currently is in the self service application, and whether or not they have passed the captcha validation.  None of this is retained on the user’s PC but a unique id (a session id) which relates to the information held temporarily on the server. This cookie expires upon exit, and does not store personal information.

  2. Persistent Cookie

    Created when the style for self service, web mapping or the postcode checker is switched between High or Default Contrast.Subsequent visits read this cookie if the DDC Acceptance Cookie is set and a change to the preferred contract is made.  This cookie does not hold any personally identifiable information and contact a value of either "HighContrast" or "Standard".

  3. CookiePolicy (replaces DDCSeenCookieMessage)

    Persistent Cookie. Created when initial cookies message is displayed.  If this cookie exists the user will not see the cookie message again (unless the cookie is deleted).  Establishes if user has seen initial cookie message.  Used on current and subsequent visits to confirm they have read the notification.  This cookie does not hold any personally identifiable information and only contains a value of "true".  

    Please note that the CookiePolicy cookie now replaces the DDCSeenCookieMessage cookie that was previously used on the site.  This is still used by webmapping and a number of other online services such as the committee managed system and some of our Capita self service offerings.  The cookie itself holds 3 values to indicate whether you've opted in to use Google Analytics, whether the preferences have been set (so it knows whether to display the cookie message) and whether essential cookies are used.      

  4. Questionnaireshown

    Session cookie.  This is used to set whether a questionnaire has already been shown. When the home page initially loads (and if there is a questionnaire) a message will appear.  When this message is dismissed it will not be displayed again in the current browsing session. 

  5.  JSessionId

    Session cookies only.  These are necessary for the application to work as they hold information when the user moves between pages.  They do not hold any personally identifiable or sensitive data and are only temporary, and should be deleted by the browser when the user leaves the web-site.  These cookies hold a random number which identifies data held on the server throughout the payment.  Once the payment is complete the server data linked to the random number no longer exists, regardless of whether the cookie has been deleted or not.  The session cookie is only temporary and should be deleted by the browser when the user leaves the web-site.  The cookies contain no personally identifiable or sensitive data and the related information on the server side will have been deleted.   Security framework checks for the authentication/principal object in the requests session. 

  6. _ga

    Google analytics.

  7. _gat 

    Google analytics.

  8. _gid

    Google analytics.

List of cookies used by application

Here is a list detailing the cookies used by each application. The numbers indicate which cookies in the previous list are used.

  1. DDC Main Website

    Cookies used: 1,3,4,6,7,8.

  2. DDC Self Service

    Cookies used: 1,2,3,6,7,8.

  3. Postcode Calendar Checker

    Cookies used: 1,2,3,6,7,8.

  4. DDC Web mapping

    Cookies used: 1,2,3,6,7,8.

  5. E-Pay Payments page cookie (Capita IP E-Pay and Portal),  DD online page (Capita Public Access)

    Cookies used: 6,7,8.

  6. Google Analytics

    Cookies used: 6,7,8.

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