About this page
This page gives you information about the cookies which may be set when you visit the Harborough District Council’s website. It also shows you how to reject or delete them if needed.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which contains a random unique identifier sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Cookies are used to store information about you on your computer. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
- Measure website traffic to make sure it runs smoothly and efficiently
- Recognise your devise and scale the website pages to your device’s screen size
- Analyse search queries to help you find the right information
How you can control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block cookies set by our or any other website, you could do so through your browser settings:
- Navigate to the privacy settings
- Select cookies settings
- Add our website (www.harborough.gov.uk) to the list of websites from which you do not wish to accept cookies
You could also delete individual and any other cookies stored in your browser. There is more information on how to do that on the About cookies website.
Website visitors tracking
Although we track your website usage, we do not collect or store your personal information whilst you are browsing. We use Google Analytics to help with tracking:
- Traffic sources and page visits
- Time spent on the website
- Search queries and link clicks
How you can disable Google Analytics
You can block the Google Analytics cookie from collecting data by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available for:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari
- Microsoft Edge
Which cookies do we use
The table below shows the cookies set by the Harborough District Council’s website and their purposes.
|Cookie and name||Expiry||Purpose|
|_ga - Google Analytics||24 months||Used to distinguish users for analytical data reporting. More information at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=uk|
_gat_gtag_UA_50693467_1 - Google Analytics
|1 minute||Used to throttle request rate on the website for analytical data reporting. More information at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=uk|
|_gid - Google Analytics||1 day||Used to distinguish users for analytical data reporting. More information at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=uk|
|PHPSESSID - HDC website||After every session||Used to maintain the user session. More information at https://www.jadu.net/homepage/155/privacy-and-cookies-policy|
|CookieControl||12 months||Used to remember your decision to the cookie banner acceptance to prevent the same message from appearing again. More information at https://www.civicuk.com/cookie-control/privacy-statement|
jadu_cc - HDC website
|After every session||Used to keep users logged in to the website. More information at https://www.jadu.net/homepage/155/privacy-and-cookies-policy|
TestCookie - HDC website
|After every session||Used to determine whether a user's browser accepts cookies. More information at https://www.jadu.net/homepage/155/privacy-and-cookies-policy|
|uvc - AddThis.com||1 day||Used to track usage of the Addthis.com service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites. http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/|
|loc - AddThis.com||13 months||Used by AddThis for Geolocation to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located. http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/|