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Cookie Policy

Coventry University cookie policy

The Coventry University Website use cookies so that we can provide you with the best possible user experience.

Without some of these cookies, the website simply would not work. Other cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit the site or helping our team to understand which parts of the site you find most interesting and useful.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work and to function more effectively. For example, they may be required to keep you logged in to a service, or to remember your user preferences or shopping cart contents. A cookie will typically contain a record of the web site which issued it, its own name, and a value which is often a randomly generated unique number. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.

A cookie will have a ‘lifetime’, which tells your browser when to delete it. Cookies can be set by the website domain itself, or by another domain, for example by Google Maps.


Cookie types

There are several different types of cookie. These are the most common ones:

Session cookie

A session cookie only lasts for the duration of the user’s website visit.

A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.

Persistent cookie

A persistent cookie will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its maximum age set to 1 year, then, within the year, the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to the server every time the user visited the server. This could be used to record a piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website. For this reason persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.

Secure cookie

A secure cookie is only used when a browser is visiting a server via HTTPS, ensuring that the cookie is always encrypted when transmitting from client to server.

First-party cookie

First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) in the browser's address bar.

Third-party cookie

Third-party cookies are cookies set with different domains from the one shown on the address bar (i.e. the web pages on that domain may feature content from a third-party domain - e.g. Google Maps or YouTube). Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.


Cookie uses

Cookies perform many different functions. These are the most common:

Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our websites. For example, some cookies allow us to identify logged in users and ensure they can access the relevant pages.

Performance Cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.

Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences, for example which language you want to see the website in. We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online.

Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies

We do not use this type of cookie.


The law

The principal law which governs how websites use cookies and similar technologies when storing information on a user’s equipment, such as their computer or mobile device, is the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations. The regulations were amended on 26 May 2011.

Regulation 6 covers the use of electronic communications networks to store information (e.g. cookies) or to gain access to information stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user. The change in the law was prompted by concerns about online tracking of individuals and is intended to protect the privacy of users by requiring their knowledge and agreement to the use of cookies, even where the information collected is not directly personally identifiable.


Can I turn off cookies?

You can manually disable cookies on your computer, or delete existing cookies. You may also be able to view the cookies already in your system. This will depend on your browser. See the links below which tell you how to delete or disable cookies in each of the major browsers.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

Internet Explorer 9

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Please note that cookies are essential to the effective functioning of some of the services we offer online. If you disable cookies, a number of important functions and services will be unavailable to you and our websites may not operate correctly in your browser.


Coventry University cookies and personal information

Coventry University does not use cookies to store personal information about you, and will make no attempt to identify you through use of cookies.

The tables below provide an overview of all the cookies used on the Coventry University websites, including details of the provider, its source, type, duration, and the reason for its use.

Cookie

Provider

Source

Type

Duration

Reason

IDE

doubleclick.net

DoubleClick

Tracking Pixel

2 months

This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts. 

ASP.NET_SessionId

 

Episerver CMS

CMS Cookie

Session

Session cookie sent to the web browser. Used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state.

EPi:NumberOfVisits

www.coventry.ac.uk

Episerver CMS

CMS Cookie

Indefinate

Used if you are using the Number of Visits personalization criterion. This cookie will not be set if you remove it from all of your visitor groups.

EPiServerLogin

www.coventry.ac.uk

Episerver CMS

CMS Cookie

Session

Only used if you log in to a website. This is not a major problem as long as you clearly state on the login page that cookies will be used if you log in.

EPiDPCKEY

www.coventry.ac.uk

Episerver CMS

CMS Cookie

Session

Only used if you log in to a website. This is not a major problem as long as you clearly state on the login page that cookies will be used if you log in.

ASPXRoles

www.coventry.ac.uk

Episerver CMS

CMS Cookie

Session

Only used if you log in to a website. This is not a major problem as long as you clearly state on the login page that cookies will be used if you log in.

cvubl

www.coventry.ac.uk

Site Cookie

Website Cookie

Session

 

CovUniLocalStore

www.coventry.ac.uk

Site Cookie

Website Cookie

1 year

Personalization cookie

UserLocation

www.coventry.ac.uk

Site Cookie

Website Cookie

Session

User location cookie

CompareItems

www.coventry.ac.uk

Site Cookie

Website Cookie

Session

Course comparison cookie

BIGipServer~Coventry~www.coventry.ac.uk_HTTP_Pool

www.coventry.ac.uk

Site Cookie

Website Cookie

Session

 

__utmli

.coventry.ac.uk

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cookie

30 sec

contains the id (if any) of the clicked link (or its parent) to be read on the next page, so in-page analyses can tell where on the page the clicked link was located.

__utma

.coventry.ac.uk

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cookie

2 years

Tracks the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie

__utmb

.coventry.ac.uk

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cookie

30 min

Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site

__utmc

.coventry.ac.uk

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cookie

Session

Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site

__utmt

.coventry.ac.uk

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cookie

10 min

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to limit the number of requests per user to help the website perform better and limiting the collection of data on high traffic site.

__utmz

.coventry.ac.uk

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cookie

6 months

__utmz  keeps  track  of  where a website visitor  came  from,  what  search  engine  you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where you arein the world when you accessed the website.

FSGUID

www.coventry.ac.uk

Site Cookie

Website Cookie

Session

Essential cookie used by the website platform to identify a unique browser.

_ga

coventry.ac.uk

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cookie

2 years

Google Analytics cookies that are commonly used on website platforms. These third-party cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website.

_gid

coventry.ac.uk

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cookie

2 years

Google Analytics cookies that are commonly used on website platforms. These third-party cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website.

_gat

coventry.ac.uk

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cookie

Session

Google Analytics cookies that are commonly used on website platforms. These third-party cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website.

lidc

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Tracking Pixel

1 day

Used for routing

bcookie

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Tracking Pixel

1 year

Browser ID cookie

BizoID

.ads.linkedin.com

LinkedIn Ads

Tracking Pixel

6 months

LinkedIn Ad analytics

lang

.ads.linkedin.com

LinkedIn Ads

Tracking Pixel

Session

LinkedIn Ad analytics

UserMatchHistory

.ads.linkedin.com

LinkedIn Ads

Tracking Pixel

6 months

LinkedIn Ad analytics

JSESSIONID

nr-data.net

New Relic

Web Site Performance Cookie

Session

The JSESSIONID cookie is used to store a session identifier so that website platforms can monitor session counts for an application. The cookie value is generated by Jetty.

anj

adnxs.com

AppNexus

Tracking Pixel

3 months

The anj cookie contains data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with our partners. ID syncing enables our partners to use their data from outside the Website Platform on the Platform.

sess

adnxs.com

AppNexus

Tracking Pixel

1 day

The sess cookie contains a single non-unique value: “1”. It is used by the website Platform to test whether a browser is configured to accept cookies from AppNexus.

uuid2

adnxs.com

AppNexus

Tracking Pixel

3 months

This cookie contains a unique randomly-generated value that enables the website Platform to distinguish browsers and devices.

personalization_id

twitter.com

Twitter

Tracking Pixel

2 year

This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

guest_id

twitter.com

Twitter

Tracking Pixel

2 year

This cookie is set to allow Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

PREF

youtube.com

YouTube

Tracking Pixel

Session

Allows the website platform to embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

youtube.com

YouTube

Tracking Pixel

8 months

Allows the website platform to embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

VSC

youtube.com

YouTube

Tracking Pixel

Session

Allows the website platform to embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

fr

facebook.com

Facebook

Tracking Pixel

3 months

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products.