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Performance cookies

Find out more about performance cookies and how they apply to our privacy policies.

Performance cookies

We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behaviour on the blogs to help us improve the service and also gives blog administrators useful analytical information about their blogs.

The tool we use most consistently is Google Analytics. Anonymous data about your visit is collected and amalgamated with that of other visitors so we can better understand how people use the blogging service.

You can opt out of providing us with this information if you wish, with no impact on your experience of our service.

List of performance cookies we use:

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
_ga, _gat 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. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. ('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.

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.

Change notes

October 23, 2019 - changed "Google Inc." to "Google LLC" to correctly represent the type of company.