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The University uses a third party product, Google Analytics, to analyse how its website is used. This involves the transmission of data to Google Inc, where it will be subject to Google's Privacy Policy.

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Cookie name Description Expiry
CFID, CFTOKEN These cookies are essential to allow users to browse the site and is set automatically by the server. These are used as a pair to create a session ID for you, so that the system itself can identify you as a particular user, distinct from anyone else looking at our website. This information is not used or stored outside our systems. 30 years
style If you choose to use the website's built-in accessibility features to change the display colour scheme or font size, the site stores a cookie to remember your preference so that your experience remains consistent throughout your visit, and when you visit again in future. 1 year
jsessionid This ID is used by the website to identify you during your session. A lot of the time it isn't used at all, but if you decide to do something complex during your visit that isn't simply clicking a link to move from one page to another (such as filling out a form), the website uses this ID to identify you throughout the process to make sure it runs smoothly. The length of the current session
accept_cookie This is used to set a cookie after accepting our use of cookies and prevents the message being shown on each page within our website. 1 year
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz Google Analytics: Tracking the path of visitors through the website and identifying returning visitors. Statistics derived from this information help us identify how well certain pages and aspects of the site perform, and where we can make improvements to help visitors access the information they need more quickly and with less hassle. From 30 minutes to up to 1 year
__atuvc AddThis: The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users. 2 years
__utmb, __atuvc YouTube: We embed videos from our official YouTube channel. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
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