When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

We use cookies on this website. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them on the DirectGov website.  However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Instructions for blocking cookies using browser settings can be found at How to manage cookies on the allaboutcookies.org website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and help us create a more useful and easy to use site.  See our privacy statement for more information.

Our use of cookies

Session cookies set by www.colourmyliving.com

These are cookies that are deleted when you close your browser.

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Abandoned Vehicle Reporting SystemASPSESSIONID QARBQCBRThese cookies are used to maintain your user session.  It is deleted when you close your browser.If you disallow these cookies it may cause the application to fail.Typical content: a randomly generated number.
Javascripthas_jsThis cookie checks whether you have javascript enabled.  It is deleted when you close your browser.Typical content: the value 1

Persistent cookies set by www.colourmyliving.com

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, but not to identify an individual. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site content and usability.  The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.If you disallow this cookie we won’t know what you like to visit most, so will not be able to improve this website as a result of your preferences.Typical content: randomly generated numbers and in the case of _utmz the addition of information about how the page was reached (for example directly or via a link, organic search or paid search).An overview of privacy at Google and how these cookies are used by Google (external links).
Mobile redirectmobile_redirectIf you have chosen the mobile or desktop links, to use that version of the website, this stores your preference. If you disallow or delete the cookie, you will see the view of the site chosen by our device detection system and not your own choice.None

Persistent cookies set by third party organisations

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These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.If you disallow these cookies you may not be able to access all the features of this site.Typical content: randomly generated numbers and letters.An overview of privacy at Google (external link).
User satisfaction surveySocitm_include_me[x] Socitm_exclude_me[x] Socitm_include_alt[x]These cookies are used to prevent customers being invited to participate multiple times in the same survey.  They contain no personally identifiable data.If you disallow these cookies you will not be invited to participate in this survey.Typical content: randomly generated numbers.SOCITM insight privacy policy (external link).
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Sets the default state for any user of YouTube and to store user preferences.  Use_hitbox is deleted when you close your browser.If you disallow this cookie you may not be able to access all features of YouTubeTypical content: randomly generated numbers and letters.An overview of privacy at Google (external link).
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Sets the default state for any user of Twitter.The service will work as normal for functions such as searching or looking at public user profilesTypical content: randomly generated numbers and letters.Twitter’s privacy policy(external link).
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These cookies are used to to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience.  They are also used to improve the quality of their site; to keep track of your login name, passwords, and pages you have visited on their site; and to tailor content to your interests and to personalize the site on your behalf.If you disallow cookies you may not be able to access certain personalized sections of their services such as publisher reports.Typical content: either constant numbers, randomly generated letters and numbers or information about how you chose to share (for example by email, facebook).An overview of Add This privacy policy (external link).

If you find any other cookies on this site that are not listed above, please let us know.