Use of Cookies

The legal bits

Page last updated at 27 July 2016 at 15:15

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which may be stored on your web browsing device (e.g.  computer, mobile phone etc) when you visit a web site.

A cookie could contain information which records any preferences you set on a particular web page. If you ever visit the web site again, the cookie information is retrieved and any preferences you have set are remembered. Cookies could also be used to collect data about which pages you have visited.

More information about cookies can be found at


Our use of cookies

This website uses several cookies for the following purposes:

  • Home page settings - it is possible to turn on and off various different topics, or move them around the screen. We refer to these as pageflakes or widgets. If you make any changes, the cookie will be used to remember the settings the next time you visit the site.
  • Ward & postcode information - on the home page it is possible to use the "What's at my property" feature to provide news and event information specific to your local area. To do this, and to remember your settings for your next visit, the postcode and the ward are stored in the cookie. If you don't use this feature, a cookie will not be used.
  • Site analytics - we like to know which web pages are popular and which ones are not. To monitor this information we use services provided by e-Visit Analyst and Google Analytics. Both these companies use cookies to monitor which pages are frequently used.

The program you are using to view websites, known as a web browser (programs such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc) can be set to refuse these cookies. The law firm Pinsent Masons have produced a website called About Cookies.  The site provides more information about cookies, how to delete them or stop them being stored on your computer.

We use cookies on this website, mostly to make the site easier for you to use. We also use cookies to record which pages are used. Cookies on this site do not contain information which can be personally linked to you.


Cookie NameContentExpires


stores the state of each home page widget (e.g. not collapsed, not closed)

10 days
ward ward name and postcode - used to show information related to local area. The user can enter the postcode using 'What's at my property'. If a postcode is not entered, this cookie is not set. 1 year
_utma A unique id assigned by Google Analytics on the browser's first visit to this site. It helps us record the number of first time visitors vs returning visitors. 2 years
_utmb Contains a unique id to track each visitor session 30 minutes
_utmc Contains a unique id to track each visitor session At end of the session
_utmz Records how the visitor reached the site. This cookie is updated on each visit, depending which site the visitor came from to reach this site. 6 months
evap15424 Used by E-Visit Analyst to record site visits 1 year
evas15424 Used by E-Visit Analyst to record site visits 30 minutes
evav15424 Used by E-Visit Analyst to record site visits 1 year
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is needed for meeting agendas and minutes, commitees and councillor details. The cookie will expire at the end of the browser session and contains no personal information. At end of session



These cookies are required for the electronic forms. They are used to direct your request to the appropriate server and ensure that you and only you are shown information relevant to you. They contain no personally identifiable information. At end of session
myproperty Stores the most recently searched for address. 1 Year


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. More information can be found at


Use of cookies on External Sites

This site contains links to other sites. Eastleigh Borough Council is not responsible for the use of cookies, privacy practices or the content of these sites. Please refer to our legal disclaimer for further details.


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