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Necessary cookies

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Cookie Name: ARRAffinity

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  • Purpose: This is used by our hosting provider to direct your traffic to the web server and cannot be removed
  • Expiry: End of session

Cookie Name: ASP.NET_SessionID

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  • Purpose: This cookie is used to store a unique identifier for your session, the site will not function properly without it
  • Expiry: End of session

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  • Purpose: This is an anti-forgery token and is required to make sure the forms are submitted securely.
  • Expiry: End of session

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: HDCAppSettings

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  • Purpose: This remembers your address and which services you have chosen to appear on the personalised homepage.
  • Expiry: 1 year

Cookie Name: mySettingsAddress

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  • Purpose: This remembers your address once you have entered it into the refuse calendar
  • Expiry: 10 years

Cookie Name: refuseNotice

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  • Purpose: This is set if you acknowledge any notice pop up on the refuse calendar.
  • Expiry: 30 days

Cookie Name: modalClose-*

  • Note: the name of this cookie will differ depending on the ID of the modal which is generated in the back office
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  • Purpose: This remembers you have seen the pop-up message on our site, so it doesn't display on each visit
  • Expiry: End of session or 60 days, depending on which button is selected

Measurement cookies

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We are aware that one of our current eforms systems is storing IP addresses for each submission. This data is kept for one month and then deleted. We are in the process of migrating to a new system, which does not store IP addresses, and this project should be completed by the end of the year.