Cookies policy

Content owner : Last updated : 31/05/12


Protecting your personal information is important to us. We don't use any cookies on our website that contain information which identifies you personally. However, we do use cookies on our website to help make your visit more effective. This policy explains how and why we use cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are little data files which are sent to your web browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox) from a website that you visit. They are stored on your computer's hard drive.
When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that particular website to recognise your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information.

What information we gather

We gather basic information like what web pages you have looked at, your browser settings and when you visited our website.

Who controls cookies?

You control cookies. What you can control depends on the type of web browser that you use. All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.

  • For full instructions covering all the main browsers see: (External link)

How do we use cookies?

When you visit the KNH website, the web pages you see are downloaded to your web browsing device, along with a cookie. Cookies enable us to do useful things like find out whether you have visited our website before.

Without cookies, you will not be able to use many of the services on our website. When using these services no personal information is stored inside a cookie.

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse information about our visitors, which helps us to provide you with a better service, including content that better meets your needs.

Third party cookies

When visiting our website, you may also notice some cookies that are related to content from other websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from another site (for example, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Vimeo) you may be presented with cookies from these other websites. KNH does not control these 'third party' cookies. You should check the other websites for more information about their cookies.

Google site search and Google Analytics

For more information on cookies set by Google, see:

For information on how to opt out of Google Analytics see:

Cookies on the KNH website

Compliance Cookie
This cookie is created when you have seen the cookie notice near the top of the page and continue to view pages on the KNH website.

Name Typical content Expires
knhorgukcookie 1 2 years

Essential cookies
Essential cookies enable the fuctionality of the website to work. This includes allowing you to apply for a job with the council, pay your council tax bill and access applications on the website.

Name Typical content Expires
ASPSESSIONIDSACDQSSC randomly generated characters At End Of Session

Performance cookies
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, so we know which pages are being viewed. This allows us to tailor the content on the website to meet the needs of the website users. These cookies do not collect or store any personal information

Name Typical content Expires
__utma randomly generated number 2 years
__utmb randomly generated number 30 mins
__utmc randomly generated number At End Of Session
__utmz randomly generated number 6 months

Other session cookies will be created when you access applications on our website.

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