Privacy on the web site

Notwithstanding the tracking which is part of Google Analytics, the College web site does not collect any personal details from you as you visit the web site, unless you explicitly fill in a Contact form, in which case your contact details will only be used in order to reply to you and/or carry out your request, if relevant.

Google Analytics may collect your IP address, and repeat-visit data relating to the IDs in the cookies, for intelligence as to how visitors use our site generally. The College does not access this information and only ever sees aggregated, non-personal data from Google Analytics.

How we use cookies

Our web pages use ‘cookies’. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is placed on your computer or mobile device.  Cookies may be set either by the website ("first party cookies"), or by a third party website ("third party cookies"). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used.

First party cookies

Cookie ID Purpose and duration
cookieconsent_status To help record cookie consent. Typically expires one year after it is deployed.
Asp.net_sessionID Functionality cookie. Used to identify the current session on the server. The session being an area on the server which can be used to store data in between http requests.
requestVerificationToken Functionality cookie. This is an anti forgery token (prevent CSRF attack). It guarantees that the poster is the one who gets the form.

Third party cookies

Cookie ID Purpose and duration
atssc Set by the AddThis widget (if used) for Social Bookmarking and Sharing. It typically expires two years after it is deployed.
atuvc Set by the AddThis widget (if used) for Social Bookmarking and Sharing. It typically expires one year after it is deployed.
atuvs Set by the AddThis widget (if used) for Social Bookmarking and Sharing. It typically expires one year after it is deployed.
printfriendly-font-class This cookie is used by the plugin used for printing to remember the selected font. It expires a year after it is deployed.

Google analytics

This site uses Google Analytics (GA) to collect information about how visitors use our site so that we can improve our web site from time to time. The cookies collect data from your web browser for the GA service which processes it “pseudonymously” meaning that an ID is created which helps track what you do, but cannot be used by us to identify you.

For further information on how Google Analytics handles user data please see the overview of Google Analytics privacy. The table below shows details of the cookies that Google analytics uses:​

Cookie ID Purpose and duration
utma Tracking: to count how many of our visitors are new to our website or to a certain page. Typically 2 year duration.
utmb Tracking: to calculate the average length of time you spent by a user on the website: 30 minute duration.
utmc Tracking: as utmb. Session only.
utmz Tracking: This tells us how people reached the website (e.g. from another website or a search engine). 6 month duration
ga Tracking: helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before. 2 year duration.
gat Tracking: to determine the rate at which page view requests are made. 10 minute duration.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

To opt out of being tracked by AddThis across all websites visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.