What are cookies and why do we use them?
Please note: if you delete or disable our cookies you may not be able to register on our site and benefit from some of our online features.
Registering or signing into www.coventry.gov.uk
- allow users to log in and register with our website
- check that cookies can be set and therefore determine whether a user is able to log in
- record that a poll has been answered
|Cookie name||Typical content||Expires|
|Test||"Test", Jadu cookie is set to determine whether cookies can be set. It only contains the value "Test" and no other details.
||When you close your browser|
|Session ID||This is used to maintain a user's session when they log in. It just contains the session ID and no personal details.||When you close your browser|
Storing accessibility settings
If you use our accessibility settings to change how our website looks, then we will set a cookie so your settings are remembered.
|Cookie name||Typical Content||Expires|
|userColourscheme||Name of the colour scheme (e.g. 'soft1')||1 hour|
|userFontsize||Font size chosen (e.g 'larger')||1 hour|
|userFontchoice||Font style chosen (e.g 'comicsans')||1 hour|
|userLetterspacing||Letter spacing chosen (e.g 'wide')||1 hour|
Internal search engine
Our site search uses Google Mini, a computer server that continuously monitors and indexes the content of the site. The Mini is designed to work exactly like Google on the web, and it is connected directly to our web server. However, its index is completely independent from the web version, and no information is passed onto third parties, including Google.
Social sharing audio and video services are run by other companies, who may put cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.
To improve our service we collect anonymous web statistics using programmes called Google Analytics and SiteImprove. They store several cookies on users' computers or mobiles devices to tell us how many people have visited each web page, how they got there, and where they navigated to from there. The data collected is completely anonymous and does not store any personal details.
You have the opportunity to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The way in which you do this depends upon the web browser which you use. Go to www.aboutcookies.org/ to find out more.