Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing stored on your computer or mobile device to either remember preferences or uniquely identify your browser. They can be used for any number of purposes, such as remembering your preferences, remembering who you are, or targeted advertising.

What type of cookies are there?

There are several different categories of cookies that can be used.

What cookies do we use?

On ELSA, we only a very small number of cookies, none of which invade your privacy.

Strictly Necessary cookies

Cookie Name Duration type Purpose
laravel_session Session This is to uniquely identify your current web browser to the web server, so that we can tell who you are and deliver you necessary information. Without this cookie, you would not be able to login.
map_tiles Persistent This is to remember which view of the map you last used (street map or satellite), so that you can used your preferred view.
cookie_policy_accepted Persistent This cookie is required so that we can remember if you have accepted the cookie policy or not.
performance_cookies_accepted Persistent This lets us know if you've accepted the Performance cookies option or not.
file_storage_allowed Persistent This is to remember if you have given us access to store large constraints (floodplains, greenbelts, AONBs) on your device to make them faster to load in future.
autohide_map_side_panel Persistent Used to remember whether or not you would like the side panel on the map to be hidden by default
__stripe_mid Persistent Used to identify you to Stripe, a third party we use to process payments
__stripe_sid Session Used to identify you to Stripe, a third party we use to process payments
XSRF-TOKEN Session Used for improve security on our site

Performance cookies

Cookie Name Duration type Purpose
_ga Persistent Used to distinguish users to our analytics software (Google Analytics)
_gid Persistent Used to distinguish users to our analytics software (Google Analytics)

 

How long will cookies stay on my device?

This varies for each cookie, however the cookie to remember who you are to keep you logged into your account is a session cookie which will last until you logout, whereas the rest of the cookies are persistent cookies which will last anywhere up to a year.

We will need to ask you about your cookie preferences again in a year, as defined by GDPR.

How do I control and delete the cookies?

This depends upon the browser you are using, so Wikihow provides a good guide on deleting and disabling cookies.

How do I find out more?

Visit All About Cookies to find out more information about cookies.