What cookies we use and how

To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this.

They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you've given (e.g. your postcode) so you don't need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies

The Moray Council uses cookies in several places - we've listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores 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 collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Cookie name Purpose Expires
__utma This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site. 2 years.
__utmb, __utmc These cookies work together to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site __utmb 30 minutes, __utmc when you close the browser.
__utmx This cookie is used to determine the performance of our site. 2 years.
__utmz This cookie records information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link). 6 months.

Full details on the cookies set by Google Analytics are published on the Google website. Google also publishes a browser add-on to allow you to choose that information about your website visit is not sent to Google Analytics.

Cookies set by Google Analytics

Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on

Cookies to make functions on The Moray Council site work

Site customisation

Cookie name Purpose Expires
style This cookie contains the style preferences for our website 1 year

Civic Cookie Control

Cookie name Purpose Expires
civicAllowCookies This cookie is stored by Cookie Control when a user agrees to having cookies stored on their computer. After 3 months.
civicShowCookieIcon This cookie is stored by Cookie Control when a user agrees to having cookies stored on their computer. After 3 months

Agendas, Reports and Minutes Search

These cookies are essential for the working of our Agendas, Reports and Minutes Search.

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ASPSESSIONIDQQAAADSQ This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

Netloan - netloan.moray.gov.uk/netloan

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
.ASPXAUTH This cookie allows the service to remember your login and preferences. When you close the browser.
netloanSelectedFontSize This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

Local Moray Information (MORINFO) - morinfo.moray.gov.uk

Cookie name Purpose Expires
style Stores your preference for webpage style. 1 year
PHPSESSID This cookie allows the service to remember your login and preferences. When you close the browser.

ePlanning - public.moray.gov.uk/eplanning

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
JESSIONID This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
CASTGC This cookie allows the service to remember that you are logged in. This is only set after you have signed in to a public access account. When you close the browser.

Adlib - adlib.moray.gov.uk

Cookie name Purpose Expires
CulturePref This cookie stores the language preference for the application. 100 years

Libraries Catalogue - prism.moray.gov.uk/TalisPrism

Cookie name Purpose Expires
JESSIONID This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

Local Heritage Services - libindx.moray.gov.uk

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ASPSESSIONIDCQQCBADD This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

Web maps - webmap.moray.gov.uk

Cookie name Purpose Expires
JESSIONID This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
mapURI This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
mapArgs This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

Online Shop - secure.moray.gov.uk/eshop

Cookie name Purpose Expires
store_language This cookie stores the language used for our online shop. 1 year
xid This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

eForms - secure.moray.gov.uk

Cookie name Purpose Expires
JESSIONID This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

eForms - tellus.moray.gov.uk

Cookie name Purpose Expires
style This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. 1 year

Cookies from other websites

The Moray Council uses some external service providers to provide some of our online services. We do not control the cookies these providers use but we have included a list of the ones used by our major service providers. Where possible we also provide links to their privacy policies.

Payment Gateway - Civica ePay - www.civicaepay.co.uk

Payment services on our website are provided by Civica, you can find more information if you read the Civica Privacy Policy.

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
TS1dc04e This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

Council Webcasts - www.moray.public-i.tv

In addition to the cookies below our webcasting service also uses Google Analytics to provide statistics on the usage of the service.

Cookie name Purpose Expires
PHPSESSID This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

Site Search - openobjects.com

In addition to the cookies below our site search also uses Google Analytics to provide statistics on the usage of the service.

Cookie name Purpose Expires
__KBCookie__/moray/search/ This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
JSESSIONID This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

Library ebook service - moray.libraryebooks.co.uk

Our ebook service is provided by Askews Library Services, more information is available by reading the Askews Privacy Policy.

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ASPSESSIONIDACSDRTCB This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close your browser.

Cookies from social networking sites

The Moray Council helps you share its content on social networking sites such as Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and Twitter. For example, you can bookmark and share links using the toolbar at the bottom of each page. These websites may place cookies on your computer. 

Facebook

Facebook is a social networking website that has millions of users worldwide. We use Facebook to allow social sharing and also to embed content. Facebook may place cookies on your computer when you use these services.

Read the Facebook Privacy Policy

Flickr

Flickr is an image and video hosting website and online community. We use Flickr to store and display photographs of various events and council activities. We also embed Flickr content in our website. Flickr may place cookies on your computer when you use these services.

Read the Flickr privacy policy.

Twitter

Twitter is a social networking service. Users send short updates, or mini-blogs (known as tweets), that are no more than 140 characters long. We use Twitter to allow social sharing and also to embed content. Twitter may place cookies on your computer when you use these services.

Read the Twitter Privacy Policy

Google+

Google+ is a social networking site that has millions of users worldwide. We use Google+ to allow social sharing and also to embed content. Google+ may place cookies on your computer when you use these services.

Read the Google Privacy Policy

YouTube

We embed videos from The Moray Council's YouTube channel in some of our pages using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. YouTube sets some or all of the following cookies when you click on the YouTube player:

Cookie name Purpose Expires
_use_hitbox This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser. When you close the browser.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Set when viewing a Moray Council page with YouTube videos on it. It is set by YouTube so they can count the views of embedded YouTube videos on them. Around 9 months
PREF Set by YouTube to store your preferences relating to YouTube videos embedded in Moray Council pages, such as the version of Flash that your browser uses. 10 years
Read the Google Privacy Policy

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