Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer by websites that you visit. They are used to make websites work, to improve efficiency of websites, to improve the user’s experience and to provide usage information on websites. This information should make your website visits more productive by storing and using information on your website preferences and habits.

Your web browser can choose whether or not to accept cookies. Most web browser software is initially set up to accept them.

We may offer cookies to you and you should ensure that your web browser is set up to not accept cookies if you do not wish to receive them. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to aboutcookies.org. We use the following cookies:

Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to use online forms.

Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Third Party Cookies. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently on. For example, cnn.com might have a Facebook like button on their site. That like button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook.

By continuing to use this site, you are accepting our use of these cookies that make advertising and communications more relevant to you and your interests, and further help us to improve the site.

Full Tag (cookie) Name Lifespan (e.g. session, persistent) Full Description (i.e. what does it do?) Essential / Analytics / Marketing Intrusiveness/ Justification
PHPSESSID session PHP generic session cookie

 

Essential ZERO // Standard web server session cookie
_stid 364 days sharethis.com tracking cookie – allows social sharing from website 3rd Party Cookie LOW //

3rd party cookie which does not personal store user data

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_gid

_gat

 

 

729 days

session

session

Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about our website visitors.

The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Google’s privacy policy

Opt out of Google Analytics

Analytics LOW //

3rd party cookie which does not personal store user data