Use of Cookies

Like most web sites, the Tower Hamlets Local Offer uses a number of cookies to enhance the user experience and gain feedback on how visitors use our web site – so we can make changes to improve both the site and its content.

The table below shows more details about what cookies are used and the information they provide us. Generally the cookies can be classified as:

  • session cookies: temporary cookies that are essential for web site operation that remain with you until the current session is ended by closing the browser or visiting another web site.
  • persistent cookies: these cookies have varying lifetimes and help us collate anonymous statistical information about how visitors are using our web site.

 

Name: _utma

Used by: Google Analytics
Description: Provides a unique ID when a user visits your web site and hence helps to identify unique visitors. The cookie is updated with each new page visited within a single session.


Name: _utmz

Used by: Google Analytics
Description: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the site. The information is used to compile reports and to help improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics do not collect any personal information as identified in their privacy policy. Google also have a browser plugin for various browsers that allows users to opt out of their analytics.


Name: _hubb_session

Used by: Website
Description: Created when a user visits your web site and stores a unique identifier for that session. The cookie is used to carry information between pages; such as text size and other accessibility settings being used to browse the site; your logged in details as a user and in searches to save the user retyping information again. The cookie is fundamental to the correct operation of the web site. This is a temporary cookie that expires when the user leaves the web site or closes the window.


Name: SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, CONSENT

Used by: Google Maps
Description: Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. They include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. These Cookies are also used by YouTube, where their hosted videos are embedded in pages of this website, enabling key functionality of YouTube videos.


Name: cookie_policy_accepted

Used by: Website
Description: Determines whether to display our signpost to this cookie policy. This cookie is set when our policy has been accepted and hence the signpost is no longer displayed.


Name: _ga

Used by: Google Analytics
Description: This cookie is used to distinguish users for Google Analytics. It is a more permanent cookie and lasts for 2 years.