A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to browse the internet. Cookies are primarily used to:

  • store information about you on your computer to remember settings and information you have given
  • measure how you use the website

We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience. If you choose to set your browser to refuse all cookies, please be aware that there may be functionality on this and other websites that will not work.

For more information on cookies please visit the Information Commissioner's Office website.

To delete cookies or reject cookies

We recommend that you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us provide a better service. If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from.

Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored. You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at the About Cookies website.

Cookies used on this website

Cookie name Description


Used to check cookie opt-in/out status
_ga Used to distinguish users.
_gid Used to distinguish users.
_gat Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.
_gac_ Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
exp_csrf_token A security cookie used to identify the user and prevent Cross Site Request Forgery attacks.
exp_last_activity Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.
exp_last_visit Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests.
exp_tracker Contains the last 5 pages viewed, encrypted for security. Typically used for form or error message returns.


Used to determine if the user has accepted or declined cookies. This is only set if you use the Siteimprove Cookie Info Banner solution
AWSELB These help to improve how quickly your browser connects with the website
nmstat These help us track what pages people enter on our website.


Records information about how you use the website

CSRF Token

Protecting form submissions from cross site request forgery

__cfduid These are used by Cloudflare, to block malicious visitors to our websites and allow trusted visitors

For further information please contact:

Buckinghamshire Council [email protected]