Guidance

Appeals casework portal - Cookies

The Planning Inspectorate appeals casework portal - Cookies

Applies to England

Cookies

Like most websites the ACP uses cookies. In order to deliver a responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. This is done using simple text files called cookies which sit on your computer.

AllowNonEssentialCookies only created when the user confirms whether they allow or reject the use of non-essential cookies. 1 year expiry (or until cookies are manually deleted in browser).

ASP.NET_SessionId - Enables ACP to load the user’s session data. Expires when the browser session ends.

.ASPXAUTH - Authentication cookie. Tells ACP who the user is. Expires when the browser session ends or if ‘Keep me logged in’ option selected 14 days from initial login.

serverTime - Used in conjunction with sessionExpiry to control the session log out pop up window. Expires when the browser session ends.

sessionExpiry Used in conjunction with serverTime to control the session log out pop up window. Expires when the browser session ends.

CookieMessage Only created when user confirms they have read cookie message. No expiry (or until cookies are manually deleted in browser).

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the website is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. Google Analytics stores information about: * the pages you visit on the site; * how long you spend on each page; * how you got to the site; * what you click on while you’re visiting the site.

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

_ga - This helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before. Expires 2 years _gid - This helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before. Expires 24 hours _gat - Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made. Expires 10 minutes

Google Analytics

_utma - Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to GOV.UK or to a certain page. Expires 2 years

_utmb - This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on GOV.UK. Expires 30 minutes

_utmc - This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser. When you close your browser

_utmz - This tells us how you reached GOV.UK (for example from another website or a search engine). Expires 6 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies across all the websites you visit.

Cloudflare

We use a service called Cloudflare to provide protection against Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

_ cfduid - Used to identify and block malicious visitors to Cloudflare protected sites. Expires 1 year

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 15th April 2020.

Disclaimer

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Published 15 September 2020
Last updated 7 December 2021 + show all updates
  1. AllowNonEssentialCookies data added

  2. All privacy information removed

  3. First published.