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|Cookies policy||Site policy||All users|
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They are harmless files which help improve your experience.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary 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.
- Analytical/performance cookies: These are cookies which 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.
- Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember any preferences you may have set.
and limit the number of times you see our promotions. We also include links to social networks such as Facebook, and if you interact with this content, the social networks may use information about your interactions to target advertising to you
on their websites.
We audit the types of cookies that are used on our Site, but it is possible that the services we use may make changes to their cookie names and purposes. Some services, particularly social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, change their cookies regularly. We always aim to show you up-to-date information, but may not be able to reflect these changes in our policy straightaway.
Cookies we use
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie name||Expires||Information about the cookie|
|_ga||2 years after placement.||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a
client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website
owners. The main purpose of this cookie is: performance enhancement of the website.
||1 minute after placement||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to throttle the request rate, thus limiting the collection of data on high traffic websites. The main purpose of this cookie is: performance enhancement of the website.
|_gid||24hrs||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. The main purpose of this cookie is: performance enhancement of the website.
||Session||This cookie is a component of our Moodle Virtual Learning Environment. The main purpose of this cookie is: functional.
||Session||This cookie is a component of New Relic. The main purpose of this cookie is: performance enhancement of the website
When you use our site you may see cookies being delivered by third parties. The information below shows the main cookies that you may see and gives a brief explanation of what each cookie does.
You can find more information at https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies
How can I control or delete cookies?
The majority of web browsers automatically enable cookies as a default setting. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You may also use third party software to do this.
You can find instructions on how to do this by clicking 'Help' in the menu bar, or following these browser-by-browser instructions from AboutCookies.org
For Google Analytics cookies you can also stop Google from collecting your information by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
If you want to delete any cookies already on your computer, you'll need to locate the file or directory that your computer stores them in – this how to delete cookies information should help. Please note that by deleting or disabling cookies used on, and by, our website you will not be able to access all or parts of our site or all the functionality of the site.