Cookies used by Daventry District Council

image of newer style cookie message
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EU 'cookie' directive 

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 contain 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 in the top of your web browser window (see fig 1.) This notification is required in order for the website to comply with the EU cookie directive.  As part of the directive we have to make you aware that we are using cookies on our site. N.B. The popup in fig 1. will gradually replace the older style message shown in fig 2 which is still used in other parts of the website such as self service and web mapping. 

Daventry District Council Cookies    

Daventry District Council uses a custom in-house cookie for high contrast accessibility in parts of 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. i.e. if you were to select a high contrast view as your preferred colour scheme on self service every subsequent page in self service would read this cookie and automatically set the chosen scheme.  This type of cookie is known as persistent (details below).  Without this persistent cookie the browser would have no way of knowing what you’d selected on a previous page.  The result (in this instance) is that every page would reset the chosen setting. 


What happens when I click don't display this message again?

By clicking don't display this message again a custom cookie is set.  The result is that during your current or subsequent visit(s) you will no longer see the cookie popup message again.  


What happens if I don't click don't display this message again?

By not clicking don't display this message again you will continue to see the popup message on each and every page you visit on the site.  


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.


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


Cookie Type



More information

E-Pay Payments page cookie (Capita IP E-Pay and Portal)
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.
Essentially they 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.
DD online page (Capita Public Access)
Session cookies only.  Security framework checks for the authentication/principal object in the requests session.
DDC Self Service
Postcode Calendar Checker Session
DDC Web mapping
Session cookie stores a unique ID which relates to where the user currently is in the self service application, who they are, 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.
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DDC Mobile Web App


Session/Persistent cookie for determining location.  Used to check what bin collection day and Councillor information to retrieve.

DDC Self Service

DDC Web Mapping

Postcode Calendar Checker


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".

DDC Main Website

DDC Self Service

DDC Web Mapping

DDC Mobile Web App


Persistent Cookie. Created when initial cookies message is dismissed.  If this cookie exists the user will not see the cookie message again (unless the cookie is deleted).                

Establishes if user has dismissed 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".

 DDC Main Website  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 popup will appear.  When this message is dismissed the popup will not be displayed again in thecurrent browsing session. 

IIS Cookie

This cookie is set by IIS. However, this is then made available to .net applications such as EasySite CMS in order to track the user during their visit. This cookie expires upon exit, and does not store personal information.
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Google Analytics
__utmz tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)
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Google Analytics
__utma tracks each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit
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Google Analytics
__utmb and __utmc are used to track how long you stay on a site - when a visit starts and approximately ends
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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, Session(s)

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.


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