What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are used to make websites work, to provide information to the owners of the site, and to remember users' preferences.

Most cookies expire after a specified time, but you can manage them yourself, including deleting them from your computer or telling your browser whether to accept them.

Read the Information Commissioner's Office's cookie advice for more information.

How we use cookies on our website

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in May 2018, customers must be able to ‘opt in’ to cookies being set when you visit our site. This applies to all cookies apart from those that are ‘functional’ or ‘necessary’, and are needed for the website to function.

We do not set any cookies from Google Analytics.

The cookies that are (or can be) set on our website are as follows:

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make websites usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Websites will not function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Name: ARRAffinity

  • Provider: www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk
  • Purpose: This is used by our hosting provider to direct your traffic to the web server and cannot be removed
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site

Cookie Name: ASP.NET_SessionID

  • Provider: www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk
  • Purpose: This cookie is used to store an unique identifier for your session, the site will not function properly without it
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site

Cookie Name: __RequestVerificationToken

  • Provider: applications.huntingdonshire.gov.uk
  • Purpose: This is an anti-forgery token and is required to make sure the forms are submitted securely.
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site

Preferences cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way a website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region you are in.

Cookie Name: Huntingdonshire

  • Provider: www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk
  • Purpose: This remembers you have seen the cookie message on the bottom of our site, so it doesn't display on each visit.
  • Expiry: 7 days
  • Opt in: This cookie is set as you close the message
  • Opt out: This cookie can be cleared via the settings cog in the header of the website 

Cookie Name: HDCAppSettings

  • Provider: www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk
  • Purpose: This remembers your address and which services you have chosen to appear on the personalised homepage.
  • Expiry: 1 year
  • Opt in: This cookie is set when you click on “enter your postcode” on the homepage (or click on the cog in the header of the website), and personalise the homepage with your address and services
  • Opt out: This cookie can be cleared via the settings cog in the header of the website

Cookie Name: mySettingsAddress

  • Provider: applications.huntingdonshire.gov.uk
  • Purpose: This remembers your address once you have entered it into the refuse calendar
  • Expiry: 10 years
  • Opt in: This cookie is set when you search for your address on the refuse calendar
  • Opt out: This cookie can be cleared via the settings cog in the header of the website

Cookie Name: refuseNotice

  • Provider: applications.huntingdonshire.gov.uk
  • Purpose: This is set if you acknowledge any notice pop up on the refuse calendar.
  • Expiry: 30 days
  • Opt in: This cookie is set when you close the notice pop up on the refuse calendar
  • Opt out: This cookie can be cleared via the settings cog in the header of the website