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Essential site cookie



This cookie enables us to allocate server traffic to make the user experience as smooth as possible. A so-called load balancer is used to determine which server currently has the best availability. The information generated cannot identify you as an individual. 7 days  
Essential site cookie for our Online Forms


Cookies used by the forms package to enable it to work correctly. The Fault Reporting system and the Accord Card Top-Up Payments system require the use of session cookies to function. Cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
APP_LANG Language used to view the site Cookie is deleted after 24 hours.
Performance and Functional cookie for Online Forms COOKIE_MESSAGE This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the Online Forms site. Cookie is deleted after 6 months
Aberdeen City Council cookie  cookie-agreed This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the Aberdeen City Council website. 8 days  
Google Analytics _gat
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.    
Planning Application Search  accept Visitor to the website has accepted the terms and conditions of the Planning Application Search. Only Applies if user is accessing the Planning Application Search.    
Self Service for Council Tax and Benefits (Including E-Billing Subscription) ecitizenReqId Cookie used by this system to enable it to work correctly. Cookie is deleted when you close your  browser.  
LocalView mapping cookie LocalView(windowname) Persistent cookie is used by our online mapping facility to store the last viewed map.    
Google maps


Persistent cookie set by Google maps.   Terms of Service for Google Maps
Youtube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Persistent cookie set by Youtube – if viewing an embedded video on our web site.   Google Privacy Policy (Youtube)
Archives timeline - Dipity digital timeline website mc Timeline of events in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire from 1179 - the year Aberdeen was confirmed as a Royal Burgh. Featuring both local events and events of national significance.    
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives online public catalogue Archive.Catalog.Search Cookie used by this system to enable it to work correctly. Cookie is deleted when you close your browser.  
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