Service announcement

Online forms, My Account and the (Eastbourne only) online planning application system are unavailable from 6pm Wednesday 21st March to 8am Thursday 22nd March while we carry out an essential upgrade. We apologise for the inconvenience. 


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The cookie will not collect personal information but instead stores a unique ID number so that next time you visit the site, you will be recognised through this number. No other information will be collected.

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More detailed information about how cookies work and what they do can be found on the All About Cookies website.

How cookies are used on our website

Our assistive software, BrowseAloud, creates its own cookie files to allow it to function properly, store user preferences, and keep track of how many users are using the software.

Our website search facility, provided by EasySite, creates its own cookie files to enable the search to work.

Cookies on our website

Cookie name: ASP.NET_SessionId 
Purpose: This logs activity, such as completing a form, which is then recorded on the web server to allow us to log the users' journey between pages 
Expires: This session cookie does not persist

Cookie name: AllowEasysiteCookies
Purpose: This stores the consent status of the current user for cookies and is only set if they consent
Expires: This persistent cookie does persist

Cookie name: InterstitialsCookie 
Purpose: This stores whether a pop-up interstitial has been viewed or closed, so that it doesn't reappear for the current user 
Expires: This persistent cookie does persist

Cookie name: RememberMe
Purpose: This stores authentication token between visits so users don't have to login on each visit
Expires: This persistent cookie does persist

Cookie name: mobileredirect
Purpose: This stores mobile device users' preference for either the web or mobile site
Expires: This persistent cookie does persist

Cookie name: EasysiteUserHasVoted
Purpose: This stores whether the current user has already voted in the poll, preventing multiple voting
Expires: This persistent cookie does persist

Cookie name: ActiveTab
Purpose: This stores the ID of the Active Tab as selected by the user
Expires: This Active Tab does not persist

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track anonymous visitor activity on our website. This helps us to make sure we are giving our customers the best and fastest ways of accessing our services. Google Analytics sets the following cookies on our website:

  • '__utma'

  • '__utmb'

  • '__utmc'

  • '__utmz'

JavaScript that sets cookies

  • Collection day script: ldc.js

  • Local plan script: lp.js

  • Twitter script: jquery-1.7.2.min.js

  • Twitter script: jquery.jtweetsanywhere-1.2.1.min.js

  • Flash player import script: swfobject.js


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