About our website

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to monitor the use of our website.

We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our information and services.

Google Analytics

Cookie name(s)
_ga, _gat
Data stored
A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.
When does it expire?
The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.
Description
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Crazy Egg

Cookie name(s)
is_returning
Data stored
The number 1 and no more detail
When does it expire?
This cookie expires 5 years after your last visit to the University Website.
Description
This cookie is used on some pages to identify people who have returned to the University website after visiting before. When you visit some pages on the website, this cookie may be set. It stores only one piece of information – the fact that you’ve visited the website before. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Additional cookies

Some areas of the University (typically those publishing websites under a subdomain - www.something.ed.ac.uk - and those offering secure services) may use additional cookies.

Details of these cookies and information about how you can block them are detailed on each site. Look for a link at the foot of each page labelled ‘Privacy and cookies’.