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Cookies

On this page you will find information on which cookies may be set when you visit the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service website and details on how to reject or delete those cookies if necessary.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file which a web server stores on your computer to enable a website to remember information about you. This information could include things like preferences you have set, browsing history, log in details or an ID number. Some cookies are essential to make a website operate correctly, others can be used to remember details to enhance your visit to a website.

The TWFRS website does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you, however we do use several cookies to ensure that our website functions correctly and to allow us to analyse usage of our site and make improvements according to the data.

Stored information

When you visit our website to view pages, download documents, etc. we automatically store the following information on a cookie:

  • The domain name (if available) and IP address from which you accessed our site
  • The date and time you visited
  • The pages you viewed
  • The type of browser and operating system you used

This information enables us to analyse usage of our site and help us to improve the website services we offer. This monitor does not include personally identifiable information. This is not unique as the majority of web site servers on the Internet will store this information every time you visit their site.

How to control and delete cookies

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the TWFRS website.


List of the main TWFRS cookies

This is a list of the main cookies set by the TWFRS website, and what each is used for:

TWFRS Cookies

 

Cookie & Name

 

Feature

 

Purpose

Google Analytics Website Analytics  These cookies are used to collate data on the statistics such as website visits, where the visitors entered the site and the pages they visited.
_utma 
(Expires: 2 Years)
   
_utmb 
(Expires: 30 Mins)
   
_utmc 
(Expires: Browser Close)
   
_utmz 
(Expires: 6 Months)
   
_utmv
(Expires: 2 years from set/update)
   
Easysite
   
ASP.NET_SessionId  Session Stores shortcut key preferences between visits.
AccessKeys Access Keys Stores portal state for non-logged in users so that if they visit again, portal preferences including portlet positions are remembered.
PortalModuleUserId Buildportal Stores whether an interstitial has been viewed / closed so it doesn’t reappear for the current user.
InterstitialCookie Interstitials Stores the locale (language) preference of the current user if they are not logged in.
ASP.NET_SessionId Locales Stores the locale (language) preference of the current user if they are not logged in.
RememberMe Remember Me Stores authentication token between visits so users don’t have to login on each visit.
mobileredirect Mobile Redirect Stores mobile device users’ preference for either the web or mobile site.
EasysiteUserHasVoted Polling Stores whether the current user has already voted in the poll, preventing multiple voting.
ActiveTab Tabbed Container Stores the ID of the Active Tab as selected by the user.
DONATION_TRACKING
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Tracking   codes Stores tracking code for donations, part of eShop.
Twitter    
guest_id   On our website there is a feed showing the latest updates from our Twitter account and from the Prince's Trust Twitter accounts. Twitter deploys this cookie and it is used to identify you to them so that you can interact with Twitter directly on our web page.
Facebook   On our website there is a feed showing the latest updates from our Facebook account and from the Prince's Trust Facebook accounts. Facebook deploys this cookie and it is used to identify you to them so that you can interact with Facebook directly on our web page.