Cookies

Please note that the Adur & Worthing Council website uses cookies to ensure that you get the best experience from our website. If you continue to use this site without changing your web browser cookie settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive the cookies set by our website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Please refer to the information laid out below if you want to find out more:

Cookie usage on this site:

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About cookies

A 'cookie' is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to surf the Internet. We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others.

Adur & Worthing Councils makes some use of cookies during your visit to our site.

This page lists cookies that may be used or set and shows sample data of what is set in each cookie to show that they don't contain any personal information. Not all cookies listed below would be set when you visit our website, they are only set if you visit the area of the site they relate to.

Cookies are devices which identify your computer to our web-server and personalise our website for your future use. Cookies are only used to pass information submitted by you for use on another webpage on our site (ie during a search, or when using our GIS mapping system, or when accessing an on-line database).

Cookies are stored on the computer's hard drive. They cannot access the hard drive - so a cookie can't read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user's e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.

A cookie will not be created to personally identify you as an individual for our purposes. Instead they may contain a number that represents your saved location used for bin collection day lookups. If you do not use the cookie, you would have to type in your postcode and select your address every time you wanted to do a bin day lookup.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can amend your web browser's settings or preferences so that you can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is about to be set or to reject all cookies, but this might affect your use and the functionality of this site and some features may not work if cookies are turned off or restricted.

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Types of cookies

Session cookies: Session cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session (while your web browser remains open). They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.

Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies are stored on a user's device in between browser sessions (when you close your web browser and come back to it at a later time or date) which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users' preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising.

First and third party cookies: Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie:

  • 'First party cookies' in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window.
  • 'Third party cookies' are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.

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How to delete cookies, reject cookies, control cookies, or amend your web browser to either prevent cookies or give consent for cookie use

There are several options open to you here ...

We would recommend: 

  • Our recommendation is that you allow the cookies set by this website as they enhance your browsing experience, give you full website functionality and also help us provide you with a better service and improve the website for the future.

Giving consent for cookie use: 

  • This page informs you about the cookies that may be set by our website. Using the information provided on this page allows you to decide whether to leave your browser settings as they are and thereby give consent to cookies or to amend your browser settings so that you choose and control whether to delete, restrict or block the cookies you do not wish to accept .
  • Please feel free to apply them how you wish using the browser settings laid out in the section below (your browser settings will allow you to control cookie use not only on this website but on any website you visit depending on how you choose to set them).

Allowing temporary cookie permission: 

  • Alternatively, you can set your web browser to delete cookies when you stop browsing the internet and close your web browser. This is a very useful option as it allows you to make full use of a website's functionality the cookies provide, but then automatically deletes the cookies when your browser closes meaning nothing is stored for the next time you visit the internet (this effectively gives temporary cookie permission).

However, if you do not want to receive cookies from this website: 

  • You can select 'cookie settings' under the 'privacy settings' in your web browser's options, and add our domain to the list of websites you do not want accept cookies from, you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has already stored.

However, please note that if you set your browser to refuse all cookies by default: 

  • Please be aware that there will be some useful functionality on websites that either does not work or offers you only limited or restricted functionality as they require cookies to function properly.
  • You can find more information below on controlling cookies in different web browsers.

One final note: 

  • By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, reject all cookies or delete the cookies you don't want to keep, or delete cookies when you exit your web browser.

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Controlling cookies in different web browsers

(including how to give consent to, delete, block or restrict cookies)

The best way for you to control cookies is by using settings in your web browser. This will allow you to control all cookies on all sites you visit by changing your cookie settings just once. You will not then have to change cookie settings on every site you visit, which could be a time consuming process.

The following external websites will tell you how to delete, block or restrict cookies depending on what web browser(s) you are using:

See also:

and on other external websites:

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Cookies used on the Adur & Worthing Councils' website

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Adur & Worthing councils - set your location cookies

When you set your location and save it the following cookies are set. These allow you to find out information on various webpages around the site that refer to services for your address (eg bin days collections) or for your district (eg Adur or Worthing) and means your preference will be remembered when you next visit the site.

aw-uprn cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  aw-uprn
Content sample  60012000
Host/domain  .adur-worthing.gov.uk
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  1 year from set/update
aw-district cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  aw-district
Content sample  Road+Name%2C+Adur (or Worthing)
Host/domain  .adur-worthing.gov.uk
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  1 year from set/update
 aw-district-only
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  aw-district-only
Content sample  Adur or Worthing
Host/domain  .adur-worthing.gov.uk
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  1 year from set/update

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Adur & Worthing councils - font size cookie

Setting this cookie will allow use of larger fonts across the website and means your preference will be remembered when you next visit the site.

 awAccessibilityFontSize cookie
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  awAccessibilityFontSize
Content sample  largeText - gives a larger font size, or
normalText - gives the default smaller font size
Host/domain  .adur-worthing.gov.uk
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  1 year from set/update

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Adur & Worthing councils - screen contrast cookie

Setting this cookie will allow use of your preferred screen contrast across the website and means your preference will be remembered when you next visit the site.

awAccessibilityContrast cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  awAccessibilityContrast
Content sample

 normalContrast - gives black text on white, or
highContrast  - gives white text on black

Host/domain  .adur-worthing.gov.uk
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  1 year from set/update

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Adur Tenants' Self Service On-Line cookie

The Adur Tenants' Self Service On-Line portal may set two cookies:

JSESSIONID: This is used to keep track of the session and expires when the session does 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  JSESSIONID
Content sample  4F07580E4978681245DDE275421ACB91
Host/domain  adcaccess.adur.gov.uk
Path  /ssp
Send for  Encrypted connections only
Expires  At end of session
userTxtSize: This is used to store the txt size preference for that user and expires after 3 months of inactivity 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  userTxtSize
Content sample  16px
Host/domain  adcaccess.adur.gov.uk
Path  /ssp/
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  3 months from set/update

 Also sets these cookies :

Go to the Adur Tenants' Self Service On-Line

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e-forms : Adur & Worthing Council e-forms cookie

e-forms used around the website may set the following cookie:

 OFSessionHash cookie
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  OFSessionHash
Content sample  6d9c926b31f740ca9b82cc06afd027334a5a63e1
Host/domain  www.adur-worthing.gov.uk
Path  /eforms/
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  At end of session

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e-Payments Capita cookie

The code provided by Capita to allow you to make e-Payments may, by default, set cookies.

These are beyond our control, but are required to allow you to use our e-Payments by Capita.

Capita payments may set this cookie:

JSESSIONID cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  JSESSIONID
Content sample  7BBCD735A82B9A5E5E87B85CF09AF569.ip-node1
Host/domain  ip.e-paycapita.com
Path  /AIP
Send for  Encrypted connections only
Expires  At end of session

Go to our payments pages

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e-Payments Paycobalt (parking) cookie

The code provided by Paycobalt to allow you to make e-Payments relating to parking may, by default, set cookies.

These are beyond our control, but are required to allow you to use our parking e-Payments by Paycobalt.

Paycobalt may set this cookie:

PHPSESSID cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  PHPSESSID
Content sample  o13r9u33jtmkshfq3qa20opum3
Host/domain  www.e-paycobalt.com
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  At end of session

The Paycobalt third party product also uses Google Analytics web statistics

Go to our payments pages

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Planning Public Access: Adur & Worthing Planning Online (Public Access) system cookie

The Adur & Worthing Planning Online (Public Access) system uses 'Session Cookies' which are are stored on your computer at the beginning of your session and deleted by your browser when the session terminates.

If you do not wish the Online Planning System to save these session cookies onto your computer then you may adjust your browser settings to prevent their use, however this may affect your usage of the system. Please consult your browser's help for guidance on how to do this.

The Adur & Worthing Planning Online (Public Access) system may set these cookies:

JSESSIONID cookie
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  JSESSIONID
Content sample  919122D3142DFDBA15186BA9A7490447
Host/domain  planning.adur-worthing.gov.uk
Path  /online-applications
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  At end of session

If you view associated documents (plans, etc) this cookie may be set:

ASP.NET_SessionId cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  ASP.NET_SessionId
Content sample  ozq0eu20d5qmski5ep5n54i2
Host/domain  194.201.99.229
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  At end of session

The Planning Public Access Adur & Worthing Planning Online (Public Access) system also sets these cookies:

Go to the Adur & Worthing Planning Online system: 

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Revenues & Benefits (CenSus) cookie

Council Tax, Business Rates (NNDR), Benefit and Benefit Fraud information for Adur District Council is now provided by the CenSus Partnership Website (Adur District Council, Horsham District Council and Mid Sussex District Council). The CenSus website is run by Mid Sussex District Council.

Revenues & Benefits (CenSus) may set these cookies

JSESSIONID cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  JSESSIONID
Content sample  BC0987EB3C9C3BBF2621D18071EC126C
Host/domain  revsandbens.centralsussex.gov.uk
Path  /cps
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  At end of session
msdccensus cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  msdccensus
Content sample  SID-9033FA23-1AA19CBD
Host/domain  revsandbens.centralsussex.gov.uk
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  At end of session

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SNAP Surveys cookie

Some of the interactive on-line surveys we publish on our website use the 'SNAP' software.

A cookie is sometimes set in the survey which saves a small text file, called a Cookie, on a respondent's computer so that they will be unable to complete any further copies of the questionnaire until the cookie expires, thereby preventing multiple questionnaires from the same respondent.

Occasionally, but not very often, some of our surveys may be set up so they can be completed in several sessions (not all in one go). In this case partially complete responses are saved using cookies on the respondents computer. In this case cookies would need to be enabled to allow you to save the survey and then subsequently return at a later date or time to complete the survey on the same computer.

Snap Web HTML questionnaires will use cookies if either:

  • you check the 'Try to drop a cookie' box in the Questionnaire Properties / Interview section. The purpose of this is to prevent multiple responses from the same computer (in this case, no personally identifiable information is held).
  • you use the Save button feature (in this case, the responses to the questionnaire to date are held which may include personably identifiable data. Both uses are essential to the functioning of the particular options and both are choices made by the questionnaire designer/publisher)

For information about SNAP Surveys see:

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Social media cookies

Adur & Worthing Councils make use of various external social media websites and they may set their own cookies which are beyond our control. You can find out about if you use their services:

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Website statistics

Why do we collect website statistics?

  • The website statistics software only gathers information about how our website is being used, eg the webpages visited, and the route(s) taken to get there.
  • The website statistics software does not collect personal information about you or any personal data you may enter on our website, eg it does not collect names or addresses in forms, account numbers, payment details, etc.

What do we do with these website statistics and information?

  • Using these website statistics and information we can:
    • determine which areas of the site are most heavily used
    • improve the way our website works 
    • improve the website's navigation
    • detect and fix broken links and other errors
  • This helps us to improve your user journey and experience of our website making it easier for you to find things which in turn makes it more efficient for you to use.

What if I disable the website statistics cookies on my computer?

  • If you disable the website statistics cookies we will not get this valuable information about how people are using our website and what sections of it are being used most (or least).
  • We will therefore find it harder to improve our website and your user experience.

We currently use the following statistics software:

SiteAnalyze (SiteImprove) web analytics cookie

See also:

The SiteAnalyze nmstat cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. It collects statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited
the site. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.

The SiteAnalyze asp.net cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.

This information is then used by us to help to improve the user experience for you on the website.

SiteAnalyze may set these cookies:

 nmstat cookie
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  nmstat
Content sample  13500391843017397
Host/domain  .www.adur-worthing.gov.uk
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  1,000 days after your last visit
ASP.NET_SessionId cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  ASP.NET_SessionId
Content sample  zeatcxph2qdkeqctnwtz5tca
Host/domain  .siteimprove.com
Path  /
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  At end of session

For information about SiteAnalyze see :

Go to our website statistics page

 

Google Analytics

Note: Adur & Worthing Councils' websites do not use Google website statistics directly, but some of the 3rd party products we link to may make use of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google').

See also :

Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The cookies named '__utma' through '__utmz' are part of Google Analytics, originally by the urchin tracking module, also by the newer 'ga.js'.

Google Analytics may set these cookies - exact content will vary depending on which site stats are being gathered for:

 Google __utma cookie
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  __utma
Content sample  1.143612833.1350037319.1350037319.1350037319.1
Host/domain  this will vary depending on which site stats are being gathered for
Path  this will vary depending on which site stats are being gathered for
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  2 years from set/update
Google __utmb cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  __utmb
Content sample  1.1.10.1350037319
Host/domain  this will vary depending on which site stats are being gathered for
Path  this will vary depending on which site stats are being gathered for
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  30 minutes from set/update
Google __utmc cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  __utmc
Content sample  1
Host/domain  this will vary depending on which site stats are being gathered for
Path  this will vary depending on which site stats are being gathered for
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  At end of session
Google __utmz cookie 
Cookie detailCookie content or sample content
Name  __utmz
Content sample  1.1350037319.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)
Host/domain  this will vary depending on which site stats are being gathered for
Path  this will vary depending on which site stats are being gathered for
Send for  Any type of connection
Expires  6 months from set/update

For more information on cookies set by Google Analytics please go to:

Google has also created their own opt-out plug-in which you can get from:

For information about Google products and their cookies see:

See also:

Go to our website statistics page

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Visit Worthing cookies

Adur & Worthing Councils now have an external single joint tourism website called 'Visit Worthing'.

The Visit Worthing website may set cookies.

Fore more details see the Visit Worthing website.

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