Cookies

To identify which web pages are accessed, we use traffic log cookies and analytics services provided by Google. From this we can analyse data about web traffic and thereby constantly improve our website for users. This information is only used for statistical analysis. Cookies help the University to provide you the website visitor with a better service by enabling us to identify which pages are most useful to most people.

Cookies do not give us access to your computer and do not reveal any information other than whatever data you choose to share with us via web forms or other inputs. Web browsers are usually set to accept all cookies automatically, but you can modify your browser to decline or query cookies. Find out more about cookies.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites on the internet.
  • Third party vendors, including Google, and AddThis, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website.
  • Users may opt out of Google's use of tracking cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.
  • Users may opt out of AddThis' use of tracking cookies by visiting the AddThis data collection opt out.
  • You can opt out of other online advertising at the Network Advertising Initiative.

Plone

The University uses Plone CMS to manage its web content. Plone uses cookies to provide various features, for example, remembering when editors are logged in and copy-and-paste functionality. These cookies are only set when web editors log in to Plone with their university account. 

Name  Typical content  Expires 
_ac  Encoded character sequence  When you close your browser 
_cp  Encoded character sequence  When you close your browser 
_Zopeld  Encoded character sequence  When you close your browser 
I18N_LANGUAGE  Language preference  When you close your browser 
statusmessage  Encoded character sequence  When you close your browser 

Google Analytics

Name  Typical content  Expires 
_ga  Randomly generated number  2 years 
_gat  Randomly generated number  10 minutes 
_utma  Randomly generated number  2 years 
_utmb  Randomly generated number  30 minutes 
_utmc  Randomly generated number  When you close your browser 
_utmx  Randomly generated number  2 years 
_utmxx  Randomly generated number  2 years 
_utmz  Randomly generated number  6 months 

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see the documentation.

Sitecore

Name  Purpose  Expires 
ASP NET_SessionId  Keeps track of user preferences  When you close your browser 
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE  Keeps track of user preferences  10 years 

AddThis social media sharing

Name  Typical content  Expires 
_atshc  Page URL and share count  When you close your browser 
bt  A behaviour targeting cookie  2 years 
di  Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies  2 years 
dt  Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies  30 days 
loc  Geolocation cookie  2 years 
psc  View counter cookie  2 years 
ssc  Service share history, used for configuring our preferred services  2 years 
ssh  Service share history, used for configuring our preferred services  2 years 
sshs  Service share history, used for configuring our preferred services  2 years 
uid  User ID and login time tracking  2 years 
uvc  User ID and login time tracking  2 years 
uit  User ID and login time tracking  1 day 

For more information about AddThis cookies, please see the documentation.

Job vacancies site

The University uses a third party product called I-Grasp to manage job vacancies and applications.

Name  Typical content  Expires 
fesettings%5FsecurityString  Random character sequence  When you close your browser 
ASPSESSIONIDSSRABQBB  Random character sequence  When you close your browser 
fesettings%5FClientUseASPSession  True or false  When you close your browser 
fesettings%5FASPSessionConfirmed  True or false  When you close your browser 

Blackboard

University staff and students may use the Blackboard VLE. In doing so you give your consent to the collection, storage and use of cookies as described in the Blackboard Privacy Centre. Please refer to this resource for detailed information about how Blackboard uses cookies.

Crazy Egg

We use the Crazy Egg service to help us improve the user experience of our websites. Crazy Egg provides graphical analysis of visitor behaviour on a website. It tracks where visitors click and allows us to fine-tune the layout and design of our web pages. View Crazy Egg's privacy/cookie policy.

Tracking Pixels

We also use tracking pixels or GIF files to support online advertising. These are small picture files which are integrated in the website to collate access statistics. This enables us to analyse how many visitors were on our pages and what adverts they accessed.

The information captured by tracking pixels contains neither your name, nor your address, telephone number or email address.

We use tracking pixels or GIF files solely for statistical purposes to collate anonymous access data.