Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers that are put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other website users and recognise you during your next visit. It allows us to provide you with a better browsing experience and can provide analytical information that helps us to improve our site. It can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer and provides anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

To protect your privacy we do not use cookies to record any personal information.


Cookies Used On This Site

University Observer

NameExpiresPurpose(s)
cookiepolicyUpon manual removalRecords if the user has dismissed the cookie notification, preventing it from being displayed in the future.

Google Analytics

NameExpiresPurpose(s)
_ga2 years after setUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hours after setUsed to distinguish users.
_dc_gtm_<property-id>1 minute after setUsed to throttle request rate.
__utma2 years after last updateUsed to distinguish users and sessions.
__utmt10 minutes after setUsed to throttle request rate.
__utmb30 mins after last updateUsed to determine new sessions/visits.
__utmz

6 months after last update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached this site.