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What are cookies?

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How we use cookies

The University of Sussex makes limited use of cookies while you are browsing the website. We generally only use session-based cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser. Our cookies are anonymous, containing no information that can identify you personally.

We do use some third-party widgets on the site, such as Google Analytics, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. These widgets may set cookies and we are working towards identifying what each of them set. However, the cookie information from each of these sites is usually anonymous, unless you are logged in to those third-party systems while you are on our site.

By using this website, you consent to the storing of the cookies listed below. We may also use some cookies that are not listed – these will contain no personal information about you. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, although this means you might not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

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We want you to be confident about your privacy when using our website, so if you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please contact webteam@sussex.ac.uk

What cookies do we use?

University of Sussex

There may be a number of cookies set via our website, depending on what part of our system you log in to. All of the following are considered essential cookies for the operation of the website and services you log in to (such as the WCM and Study Direct):

NameLifePurpose
PHPSESSID session Used by PHP to store the session ID (e.g. for Sussex Direct login)
UUcm session Facilitate logging in to and using the WCM
BroadcastUS session Facilitate logging in to and using Broadcast
SPLASH session Facilitate logging in to and using SPLASH
PastExamPaperSearchSID session Provides access to the Past Exam Papers search facility
StudentdirectorySID session Provides access to the Student Directory lookup
MOODLEID_studydirect session To facilitate logging in to and using Study Direct
MoodleSessionTeststudydirect session To facilitate logging in to and using Study Direct
MoodleSessionstudydirect session To facilitate logging in to and using Study Direct

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.

Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyse how the website is used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Activengine

Parts of this website use Activengine cookies.

Activengine uses unique cookies to identify web browsers and to store data for advertising purposes, including interest-based advertising. Activengine is designed to use only non-Personal Identifiable Information (PII), and Activengine has contractual provisions that prohibit clients of the Platform from associating Platform cookies with PII. Activengine uses cookies to associate non-PII with browsers and devices, so that clients can then use the information to target ads for delivery across advertising platforms.

Further information can be found on the Activengine website.

NameLifePurpose
__utmz 182 days Stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)
__utma 730 days Stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking of this information).
__utmb less than a day Used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends
__utmc session based Same as __utmb
__utmv 730 days Used for user-custom variables in Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest reporting. Visitors can opt-out by using the Ads Settings.

Visitors can also opt out using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

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DoubleClick

Parts of this website use DoubleClick cookies.

DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

 

More information on DoubleClick

 

Twitter

Parts of this website use Twitter feeds, a micro-blogging platform by Twitter, Inc.

Twitter widgets may add third-party cookies - those not set directly by our site - to help analyis usage and remember your session if you are also logged in to the Twitter service. To that end, Twitter widgets may set all of the cookies that Google Analytics set (above) and also:

NameLifePurpose
_twitter_sess session Remember your logged in Twitter session

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YouTube

Parts of this website contain embedded videos from YouTube. Where possible, we've set this to use YouTube's 'nocookie' domain so that it will not store any cookies. However, due to the different editors for the various sections of the overall University of Sussex website it's not always possible to guarantee that cookies will not be set.

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Vimeo

Parts of this website contain embedded videos from Vimeo. Where possible, we've set this to use YouTube's 'nocookie' domain so that it will not store any cookies.

Further information:

Flickr

The code provided by Flickr to include various images and galleries may by default set cookies.

Further information:

AppNexus

Parts of this website use AppNexus cookies.

AppNexus uses unique cookies to identify web browsers and to store data for advertising purposes, including interest-based advertising. AppNexus is designed to use only non-Personal Identifiable Information (PII), and AppNexus has contractual provisions that prohibit clients of the Platform from associating Platform cookies with PII. AppNexus uses cookies to associate non-PII with browsers and devices, so that clients can then use the information to select ads for delivery by the Platform.

Further information can be found on the Appnexus website.

Facebook

Parts of this website use Facebook cookies and pixels.

Pixels are small blocks of code on webpages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies. Cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you.

Further information can be found on the Facebook website.