Cookies

Students using PCs

Cookies are tiny text files that store information on your hard drive or browser when you visit certain web pages. Our cookies automatically generate when you visit our site, and allow us to measure the site's usability and effectiveness.

When you visit the site, we collect standard internet log information, such as the number of visits to the various parts of our site. We collect this information in a way which doesn't identify you.

We don't collect or store personal data via our cookies. They don't harm your computer and once you leave the site, the cookie automatically expires.

If you want, you can disable the cookies from your browser and delete all cookies currently stored on your computer. You can find out how to do this by clicking 'help' on your browser menu.

 

Cookie Overview

The table below explains more about the cookies we use. It shows the purpose of each cookie, its level of potential intrusiveness, and when it expires.

Cookie Purpose Intrusiveness              Expiry
has_js Identifies when a client browser has Javascript enabled. Very low Close of session
SESS### Provides a Session ID for the visitor to enhance the browsing experience and use some features of the site. Very low Close of session
Google Analytics

_utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

Used to collect non-personal information about how visitors use our website.

We use this information to compile reports, which look at things like the site’s performance and to help us improve the site as a whole.

Information is collected anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, where they've come from, and the pages they've visited.

Low _utma
persistant

_utmb
30 mins

_utmc
Close of session

_utmz
6 months                 

cookie-agreed Set once you agree to accept our cookies by clicking the 'Yes I accept' button or navigating the site beyond the page you entered the site. Note: The cookie page is exempt from this. Very low 3 months