Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer by websites that you visit. They are used to make websites work, to improve efficiency of websites, to improve the user’s experience and to provide usage information on websites. This information should make your website visits more productive by storing and using information on your website preferences and habits.

Your web browser can choose whether or not to accept cookies. Most web browser software is initially set up to accept them.

We may offer cookies to you and you should ensure that your web browser is set up to not accept cookies if you do not wish to receive them. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to aboutcookies.org. We use the following cookies:

  • Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to use online forms.
  • Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Marketing cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies also record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, the advertising displayed on it and communications sent more relevant to your interests.
By continuing to use this site, you are accepting our use of these cookies that make advertising and communications more relevant to you and your interests, and further help us to improve the site.
Full Tag (cookie) Name Lifespan e.g. session, persistent Full Description (i.e. what it does) Essential / Analytics / Marketing
Intrusiveness / Justification 
Google Analytics_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about our website visitors.

The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how th 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.

Google’s privacy policy

Opt out of Google Analytics (not recommended)
AnalyticsLOW //

3rd party cookie which does not personal store user data
Google MapsSID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREFVarious unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level.

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

Google’s privacy policy
 AnalyticsLOW
YouTubeSID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEVarious unique identifiers, as well as login information that may relate to a Google account.


Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States.This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account

Google’s Privacy Policy

Opt out of Google Analytics (not recommended)
  
wow.sessionSessionIIS Session CodeEssentialZERO //
Standard session cookie served by the web server.
wow.anonymousid2 year Anonymous Visitor ID AnalyticsLOW //
Does not store user data, only stores active menu node over post-back
wow.scheduleSession Load Balance Session QueueEssentialZERO //
Standard session cookie served by the web server.
wow.utmvalues Session Stores the UTM values for the session AnalyticsLOW //
Does not store user data, only stores active menu node over post-back
 wow.trackingdataSession CommuniGator encrypted identifier for the session Marketing MEDIUM //
1st party cookie which is only used by GatorMail integration so GatorLeads (previously known as WOW Analytics) knows email contacts visiting website
wow.data2 yearsEncrypted GatorMail identificationAnalytics MEDIUM //
1st party cookie which is only used by GatorMail integration so GatorLeads (previously known as WOW Analytics) knows email contacts visiting website
ASPXAUTHSessionCommuniGator Product AuthenticationEssentialZERO //
Authentication cookie served by the CommuniGator product
ASP.NET_SessionIdSessionIIS Session cookieEssentialZERO //
Standard session cookie served by the web server
 _hjClosedSurveyInvites 365 days Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown. 

 _hjDonePolls 365 days Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.  
 _hjMinimizedPolls 365 days Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.  
 _hjDoneTestersWidgets 365 days Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.  
 _hjMinimizedTestersWidgets 365 days Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.  
 _hjIncludedInSample 365 days Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.  
Version 1.0
Issued April 2017