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Cookies to improve your experience
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Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use our site, and rough demographics as to what groups of people are using our site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting your needs and to understand how we could improve it. As well as controlling this above - you can opt out of Google Analytics tracking directly.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you're here
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you've visited before||2 years|
|_utma||Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site or to a certain page||2 years|
|_utmb||This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser||when you close your browser|
|_utmz||This tells us how you reached the site (like from another website or a search engine)||6 months|
|_gat_UA-376728-1||This is used by Google Analytics to ensure its work doesn't have a big impact on the site's performance||1 day|
The system that runs our website sets cookies to allow it to run smoothly.
|visitedPreviously||randomly generated number||60 days|
|ssess||Allow the page to provide you with content|
|adaptiveLibraryDefaultState||Used to remember your display preferences|
|jisc_eprivacy||Used to remember your privacy preferences||90 days|
Logged in access
|_saml_idp||Allow our identity provider to recognise you||six months after last visiting the site|
|_shibsession_<number>||Allow the page to provide you with restricted content||when you close your browser|
|Used to improve the performane of the site for logged-in users||when you close your browser|
We've tried to replace all our embedded videos with cookie free versions. However, if you've seen embedded videos on our site in the past then these cookies may be on your system.
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This tries to estimate your bandwidth and deliver a video of appropriate quality||240 days|
|YSC||A unique identify given to a user on a site with videos||when you close your browser|
|GEUP||Allows Google to track viewers across sites that use YouTube videos||2 years|
|PREF||Allows Google to track viewers across sites that use YouTube videos||240 days|
|GPS||Allows basic tracking based on location on mobile devices (where permitted)||30 minutes|
- 1 Please note, if you have used the site in the past these cookies may still be on your computer - but by disabling them in your settings we will no longer access them.