Cookies

Use of Cookies by Barrow Borough Council

A Cookie, by definition is:
"A packet of data sent by a web server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server."

Although this can seem scary, Cookies can be very helpful for a website to provide the best experience to its user base.  At Barrow Borough Council, we use Cookies to help tailor our website and provide a better experience for you, the user.

As such, we also want to inform you what Cookies we use, why we use them and how to disable cookies if you so wish to do so.  Below is a table containing all cookies we use and the purpose behind each.

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie Preference CookieControl This cookie is set to remember the choice made by the user about consenting to use of cookies on https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk. This cookie does not track or store any personal data of any kind. If a visitor does not wish to enable cookies, they can follow the steps below to disable them within their browser.
Cross-Site Request Forgery __AntiXsrfToken This Cookie is set to help Prevent CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery). This cookie is very useful to make sure that data requests are not able to be made from any other website, other than https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk. This Cookie helps to prevent any unauthorised access to our servers.
Browsealoud __ba_allow_secure
__ba_launch_audio_alert
__ba_plus
These cookies are set for customers who use the Browsealoud service, to read aloud and translate content on our site. The cookies enable the service to function by storing the user’s selections and preferences as they move around the site, including their settings for the tool, any language selection they might have made, the position of the toolbar, and their acceptance of the disclaimers.
Siteimprove nmstat This cookie is used to gather information about how a visitor uses the BarrowBC website. We use the information gathered to generate reports and we analyse the data to help us improve the website experience. This cookie, in no way, identifies anyone or gathers any personal information about an individual that could lead to their identification.
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga
_gali
_gat
_gid
These cookies are used to gather information about how a visitor uses the BarrowBC website. We use the information gathered to generate reports and we analyse the data to help us improve the website experience. This cookie, in no way, identifies anyone or gathers any personal information about an individual that could lead to their identification.
General purpose platform session ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is used by sites written using Microsoft .NET based technologies. This is used to maintain an anonymised user session on the server.

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