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What Are Cookies
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We use a tool called Cookie Control to allow you to choose if you accept Cookies. Find out more about this tool.

Essential cookies will be placed on your computer regardless of your choice in Cookie Control, these are essential for the system you are using to work.

Our Use of Cookies
There following types of cookie can be used on this site:
  • Session - These expire when you leave the site.
  • Permanent - These stay on your computer, mobile or other device for a certain period of time or until you remove them.
Below is a list of cookies we use on our site and their purpose.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is the program we use to collect usage statistics from our website. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. Google Analytics automatically sets cookies when the website loads. Google Analytics is used throughout this website. You can find further information from Google Analytics. The cookies used by Google Analytics are listed below:


Name of Cookie Purpose Expiry of cookie
_utma This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to a website and is updated with each page view. It contains a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. 2 years from set/update.
_utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session on a site. When you views a page, the Google Analytics code updates this cookie. 30 minutes from set/update.
_utmc This cookie operated in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session users. When you close your browser
_utmz This cookie stores the type of referral to our site, whether direct, via a referring link, website search, or ad campaign or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic and page navigation within our site. It is updated with each paged viewed on our site. 6 months from set/update.


You can download a Google Analytics Opt Out Browser plugin to control how Google Analytics uses cookies on your computer.

Payments system
One session cookie is used to store a unique session ID. This session ID is then used by your browser in subsequent requests so that Viewpoint knows that these requests are from the same user session. The cookie (and therefore your session) automatically expires after a period of inactivity. The cookie holds absolutely no sensitive or personal information about you or your computer. This cookie is essential for the service to work if you prevent this cookie we can't guarantee how the system will perform during your visit.

Name of Cookie Purpose Expiry of cookie
ASP.NET_SessionId Maintains the users current session with a unique session ID. At end of session


Libraries system
One session cookie is used to store your session and store a unique session ID. This session ID is used by your browser in subsequent requests to knows that these requests are from the same user session. The cookie (and therefore your session) automatically expires after a period of inactivity. The cookie holds absolutely no sensitive or personal information about you or your computer. This cookie is essential for the service to work if you prevent this cookie we can't guarantee how the system will perform during your visit.

Name of Cookie Purpose Expiry of cookie
ASP.NET_SessionId Viewpoint does use cookies but only session cookies: to maintain the users current session. At end of session


Parking system
The parking and permit gateway use a cookie to track session information to store the ticket number during the ticket payment process, the cookie can only be sent to the Parking site and is ended at the end of the session. This cookie is essential for the service to work if you prevent this cookie we can't guarantee how the system will perform during your visit.

Name of Cookie Purpose Expiry of cookie
ASPSESSIONIDAAASQCTD Stores the ticket number during a payment process. At end of session


Share Service
If you use the Share service (share button) you may receive cookies from the websites you share with. These are not created by this website, but are essential for this share service to work. You can prevent these cookies by not using the Share service or blocking them using the instructions below.


Removing/Blocking Cookies
If you do not want to receive cookies from this site or any other sites you can change the settings in your browser in the following way:

Internet Explorer

  • Open Tools Menu
  • Select Internet Options
  • Select the Privacy Tab
  • Select Advanced
  • Make sure Override automatic cookie handling is ticked
  • Choose Block under First-party cookies and Third-party cookies
  • You can also manage which individual sites you accept cookies from by choosing sites from the privacy tab, entering the site name and choosing block.
Firefox
  • Click on Tools, then Options
  • Select Privacy
  • Untick the box Accept cookie from sites
  • You can also manage which individual sites you accept cookies from by choosing exceptions from the privacy tab, entering a site name and choosing block.
You can delete cookies using your browsers privacy settings.

Internet Explorer
  • Open Tools Menu
  • Select Internet Options
  • Select the Privacy Tab
  • Click Delete under Browsing History
Firefox
  • Click on Tools, then Options
  • Select Privacy
  • Click Show Cookies
  • Click Remove All Cookies
For further information about deleting or blocking cookies please see aboutcookies.org
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