Our Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Total cookies used on this site 9
Performance cookies 4
Targeting cookies 5

 

 

Type Count
First-Party (Session) 0
First-Party (Persistent) 4
Third Party (Session) 1
Third Party (Persistent) 4
Third Party Host Count 3

 

Performance cookies

First-party

Host Name Details
ac.uk _ga 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.

Lifespan:2 years

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Secure:

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ddi.ac.uk _gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

Lifespan:a day

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Secure:

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ddi.ac.uk _ga 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.

Lifespan:2 years

Path:/

Secure:

Http only:

ddi.ac.uk _gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

Lifespan:a few seconds

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Targeting cookies

Third party

Host Name Details
youtube.com GPS YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Lifespan:a few seconds

Path:/

Secure: yes

Http only: yes

doubleclick.net test_cookie This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

Lifespan:a few seconds

Path:/

Secure: yes

Http only:

youtube.com YSC Description:YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Lifespan:Session

Path:/

Secure: yes

Http only: yes

youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

Lifespan:6 months

Path:/

Secure: yes

Http only: yes

addtoany.com __cfduid This domain is owned by AddToAny. The main business activity is: Social Sharing Services and Tracking

Lifespan:a month

Path:/

Secure: yes

Http only: yes