Use of Cookies

Use of cookies by Southwark council

When someone visits https://localoffer.southwark.gov.uk/ we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way, which does not identify anyone. We do not attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. The information we gather is used to analyse web behaviour and helps us to make improvements to benefit our citizens.
We use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting which uses data from the Google Display Network. We use aggregate data provided by this service (such as age, gender and interests) to better understand our website audience and adjust our communications appropriately. If you would like to opt out of Google Demographics and Interest Reporting please change your Google settings here.
We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.
If at any time we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and may have already been set.
You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but if you do some parts of the site will not work. For instructions on how to clear cookies check the support site for your browser or go to https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Name Purpose More information
ak_bmsc This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website. Cookies expires after 1 day
incap_ses_# Preserves users states across page requests. 
 
Cookies expires after session is complete
local_storage_support_test The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.  Persistent
visid_incap_# Preserves users states across page requests. Cookies expires after 1 year

Preference Cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Name  Purpose More information
_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT The cookie is set when the user subscribes to an email service fro m MailChimp. Cookies expires after session is complete
bm_sv Used in co n text with Mastercard’s Masterpass allowing the visitor to pay with a virtual wallet, facilitating a quicker checkout procedure. Cookies expires after 1 day
lang Remembers the user's selected language version of a website Cookies expires after session is complete 

Marketing Cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Name  Purpose More information
___utmvc#  Collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement. Expire after 1 day
__atuvc  Updates the counter of a website's social sharing features. Expire after 13 months
__atuvs  Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, Add This.  Cookies expires after 1 day
__widgetsettings Unclassified Persistent
_at.cww Used by the social sharing platform Add This Persistent
_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Expire after 3 months
at-lojson-cache-# Used by the social sharing platform Add This Persistent
at-rand Used by the social sharing platform Add This Persistent
fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series o f advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Expire after 3 months
i/jot/syndication Unclassified Cookies expires after session is complete 
loc Geolocation , which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).  Expire after 13 months
r/collect This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.  Cookies expires after session is complete
tr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Cookies expires after session is complete 
uvc Detects how often the social sharing service, Add This, encounters the same user. Expire after 13 months
xtc  Registers the user's sharing of content via social media.  Expire after 13 months

Statistics cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Name Purpose More information
_dc_gtm_UA-# Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag . Expire after 1 day
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Expire after 2 years
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Expire after 1 day
collect  Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Cookies expires after session is complete 
p.gif Keeps track of special fonts used on the website for internal analysis. The cookie does not register any visitor data. Cookies expires after session is complete