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. We aim to have these all updated by July 2020.
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
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.
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.
If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third party sites and website widgets
How to control and delete cookies
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.
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.
Facebook Data use 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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
DDC Main Website
Cookies used: 1,3,4,6,7,8.
DDC Self Service
Cookies used: 1,2,3,6,7,8.
Postcode Calendar Checker
Cookies used: 1,2,3,6,7,8.
DDC Web mapping
Cookies used: 1,2,3,6,7,8.
E-Pay Payments page cookie (Capita IP E-Pay and Portal), DD online page (Capita Public Access)
Cookies used: 6,7,8.
Cookies used: 6,7,8.