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How cookies are used by North London Waste Authority

When the Authority provides services, it wants to make them easy, useful and reliable.

Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

This information is used to improve services. For example:

  • recognising your computer so you don't have to give the same information several times
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using our website, so they can be made easier to use

 You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them on the Direct Gov website: internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.

NLWA uses cookies to control the site’s functions, to keep statistics and for session management. NLWA does not store any personal information in cookies. 

If you do not want to accept cookies, your browser can be set to automatically reject cookies or to inform you every time a website asks to store a cookie.

Through the browser you can also delete previously stored cookies. This site will not function satisfactorily without the acceptance of cookies.

Since NLWA uses cookies in its session management, this function must be activated before you can access NLWA's websites.

'Do not track' (DNT)

If you are worried about your privacy online NLWA recommends that you use the Firefox browser with the 'Do not track settings' enabled.

Find out more at

Here is a list of Cookies NLWA uses:


Cookie Name


Description of the cookie and its purpose


A session ID cookie that expires when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity on the website. The session cookie allows NLWA servers to identify your browser as you browse NLWA's websites.

Cookie name: ASP.NET_SessionId

Google analytics

 NLWA uses Google Analytics to help provide data about the way NLWA customers use its websites to improve your experience. Google Analytics cookies record visitors, city locations, browser type and site journey. Google Analytics cookies do not record personal information. For a full description of Google’s use of cookies please visit: