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Cookies on the Wirral View website

This website, like many others, uses small items of data in your browser known as 'Cookies' to collect information about how your use this site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

Wirralview.com cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

Find out more about how to manage cookies

How cookies are used on wirralview.com

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use wirralview.com. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on wirralview.com
  • how long you spend on each wirralview.com page

  • how you got to the site 

  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information, for example your name or address, so this information can’t be used to identify you.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies: 

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit wirralview.com by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes

Drupal (content management system)

Drupal, the system we use to manage content on our website, stores the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
ROUTEID Use by the servers to help manage the load between them. at end of session
has_js Used to check that your browser has javascript turned on, Without this some functionality of the site will be lost. at end of session

Events on wirralview.com (Tockify)

We use a third party web application called Tockify to list events taking place in Wirral. This uses its own versions of the Google Analytics cookies, listed above and has an additional cookie to keep track of its own session state:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps count how many people visit the Tockify calendar by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes
JSESSIONID Used to keep track of the session state whilst using the site at end of session