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 at www.allaboutcookies.org

Please Note

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.

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

NameTypical ContentExpires
__ac Encoded character sequence When you close your browser
__cp Encoded character sequence When you close your browser
_ZopeId 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

NameTypical ContentExpires
_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

NamePurposeExpires
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

NameTypical ContentExpires
_atshc Page URL and share count When you close your browser
bt A behavior 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.

NameTypical ContentExpires
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.

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