Skip to sub navigation Skip to main content


Use of cookies on the Ashfield District Council website

  • Cookies are simple text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or are a method of storing information in memory
  • Some cookies are essential to make web services 'work'. For example our online payments facility will not function correctly without cookies being enabled in your browser
  • Other cookies are not 'essential' to a website's function but are used to provide anonymous usage information for example. This website currently employs Google Analytics tracking cookies for this purpose
  • Most web browsers allow control of how cookies are utilised via their own built-in settings however be aware that altering these settings may prevent web services from functioning correctly
  • To find out more about cookies visit website: All About Cookies

List of cookies set by

We use Google Analytics to help us estimate the number of visitors to our websites, and how they navigate through them.

Google Analytics sets cookies to store information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Cookies set by Google Analytics are third-party cookies. To prevent being tracked by Google Analytics across this website it may be possible to use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on (note - this add-on is not available for all browser versions).

Cookie Name
Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor.
After 2 years
Used to to establish a session. If this cookie is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. After 30 minutes
Used to establish a session. If this cookie is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. When the browser is closed
When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. After 6 months
Used to label activity eg when using our StreetLevel facility When the browser is closed

Other cookies

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
This is used to maintain session information and is created in memory when a member of the public accesses the website, allowing the server to identify the session that is being used.
At the end of the session
ASP.NET SessionID 
This is used to maintain session information when making payments and is created in memory
At the end of the session
Records website visitor's preference for using cookies 
After 100 days
Used to store session information while performing searches such as planning applications and planning enforcements 
after 30 years
Used to store the users contrast preferences
After 100 days

This privacy notice only covers the Ashfield District Council's website at Other links within this site to other websites are not covered by this privacy notice.

To delete cookies or reject cookies

Select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our web domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. This will prevent certain features of our website – detailed above – from working correctly and is likely to make your web browsing experience less rich.

More comprehensive instructions can be found below relevant to the browser you are using.