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Cookies Policy

Like many websites, this website places small data files known as cookies on your computer. They cannot be used to identify you personally, but they can remember activities and preferences you have chosen.

If you wish, you can manage cookies by controlling which cookies are saved or by deleting them. How to control cookies (AboutCookies.org)

Below are details of the cookies used on our website.

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to understand how people use the website, so that we can improve the information provided. No personal data are collected.

Google Analytics cookies

Area of websiteCookie namePurposeExpires
All__utmaThis cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site.2 years
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These cookies work together to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site.__utmb 30 minutes, __utmc when you close the browser.
All__utmtAllows Google to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites10 minutes
All__utmzThis cookie records information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link).6 months
All__utmmobile This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site.2 years

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Other performance cookies

Area of websiteCookie namePurposeExpires
booking.merton.gov.ukAffiliateIDAllows us to count how many visitors came to our website via a link on a partner website.3 months
AllnmstatThis cookie is used by Siteimprove Analytics to help record the visitor’s use of the website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site. This cookie contains a random ID used to recognise the browser when a visitor reads a page.1000 days
AllsiteimprovesesThis cookie is used by Siteimprove Analytics to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.When you close the browser
news.merton.gov.ukSee Wordpress Cookies for details

Functionality cookies

These cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you.

Area of websiteCookie name(s)PurposeExpires after
All pagescookieconsent_dismissedTo prevent the cookie information box reappearing after you have closed it.1 year
booking.merton.gov.ukcookiesAcceptedTo prevent the cookie information box reappearing after you have closed it.1000 days
www.merton.gov.ukstyleTo remember if you have selected high visibility text options on some pages.1 year
localoffer.merton.gov.uk,
merton-i.merton.gov.uk
__KBConsent__To ensure that you only see the cookie warning message once instead of on every page.1 year
planning.merton.gov.ukMVMSessionTo enable you to complete the task without re-entering information already given1 day
news.merton.gov.ukSee Wordpress Cookies for details

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. Without these cookies some services you have asked for cannot be provided, for example adding something to a shopping basket or accessing a password-protected area.

These cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your browsing session.

Area of websiteCookie name(s)Purpose
www.merton.gov.uksessionAllows you to view password protected web pages after logging in
booking.merton.gov.ukPHPSESSIDEnables you to go from one page to the next without your information being lost
booking.merton.gov.ukbypassStaticCachePrevents you being shown an out-of-date version of the web page
webforms.merton.gov.ukFirmstep2serverThis cookie is used to direct your request to the appropriate server. Required to enable forms to work correctly
webforms.merton.gov.ukFirmstep2sessionEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
webforms.merton.gov.ukawselbThis cookie is used to direct your request to the appropriate server. Required to enable forms to work correctly
localoffer.merton.gov.uk, merton-i.merton.gov.ukJSESSIONIDContains a unique string to identify your session
localoffer.merton.gov.uk, merton-i.merton.gov.uk__KBCookie__ __KBLoggedIn__ __KBCookie__ allows you to change pages without your shortlist being emptied __KBLoggedIn__ allows you to stay logged in as you change pages.
netloan.merton.gov.ukASP.net_sessionEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
netloan.merton.gov.ukaspxauthAllows you to stay logged in as you change pages
onlineforms.merton.gov.ukaspxauthAllows you to stay logged in as you change pages
onlineforms.merton.gov.uk ASP.net_sessionidEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
payments.merton.gov.ukASPSESSIONIDEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
petitions.merton.gov.ukci_sessionEssential if you want to log in. Enables you to go from one page to the next without your information being lost
planning.merton.gov.ukASPSESSIONIDEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
planning.merton.gov.ukASP.NET_SessionIdEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
registrar.bookings.merton.gov.ukASP.NET_SessionIdEssential if you want to make a booking. Enables you to go from one page to the next without your information being lost
registrar.bookings.merton.gov.ukeRegistrar.MertonSessionIdEssential if you want to make a booking. Enables you to go from one page to the next without your information being lost
registrar.bookings.merton.gov.ukSessionIdEssential if you want to make a booking. Enables you to go from one page to the next without your information being lost
revsandbens.merton.gov.ukanon-sessionEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
revsandbens.merton.gov.ukASPSESSIONIDCQCARRTBEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
revsandbens.merton.gov.uksession-idEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
www.civicaepay.co.ukASP.NET_SESSIONCOOKIE MERTONWEBPAY_SessionIdEnables you to move between pages without losing the information you have already entered
www.civicaepay.co.ukNames starting with "BIGipServer"Ensures that your computer connects to the correct web server throughout your visit, so that you can make a payment successfully.
www.youngmerton.co.ukASP.net_SessionIdsEssential in order to use the forum. It enables you to go from one page to the next without your information being lost.

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you, and to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

Area of websiteCookie name(s)SourcePurposeHow to opt out
www.merton.gov.uk
fostering.merton.gov.uk
ID, _drt_, FLC, exchange_uid, __gadsgoogle.com,
doubleclick.net
From time to time we advertise online using the Google AdWords Remarketing service, which places these cookies on your computer. Some other websites, including Google, can use these cookies to display adverts based on your past visits to our website.Visit Google Ads Settings or Network Advertising Initiative opt-outs
Allpid, lang, metrics_tokentwitter.comWhen we embed a Twitter feed on a page these cookies are used by Twitter to enable the ‘Tailored Suggestions’ feature to personalize content, and to count how many times the feed has been displayed. Enable Do Not Track in your browser
booking.merton.gov.uk__atuvc, __atuvs, bt, bt2, di2, dt, loc, uid, uit, um, uvc, vc, xtcaddthis.comSome pages include a "Share this page" function provided by AddThis, which allows visitors to share the page through Facebook, Twitter, email and other means. This function includes and uses a cookie to collect anonymous information when you visit our site. Network Advertising Initiative opt-out
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booking.merton.gov.ukuuid2, sess.adnxs.com"AddThis" sharing button (as above)As above
booking.merton.gov.ukc, tuuid.bidswitch.net"AddThis" sharing button (as above)As above
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booking.merton.gov.ukrpb.rubiconproject.com"AddThis" sharing button (as above)As above
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