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Cookie Policy


  1. What is a cookie?
  2. How does UK HE International Unit (IU) use cookies?
  3. Site performance cookies
  4. Anonymous analytics cookies
  5. Registration cookies
  6. Third party cookies
  7. The cookies we use
  8. Removing cookies
  9. Useful links

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your device (e.g. computer or phone). They enable websites to store user information such as preferences and settings. Cookies basically allow websites to remember users and their preferred settings for that particular site, enabling the site to respond accordingly.

2. How does UK HE International Unit (IU) use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

3. Site performance cookies

Site performance cookies remember preferences set by the user for tools found on UK HE International Unit (IU) websites, meaning you don't have to reset them on each visit, e.g. Video Player settings.

4. Anonymous analytics cookies

Anonymous analytics cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates a cookie.

Your browser will let us know if you have these cookies or not, if you do not we will generate new ones. This allows us to track individual unique users and how often they are visiting UK HE International Unit (IU) websites.

These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals unless they are signed in to the UK HE International Unit (IU) website. If the user is not signed in then the cookies are used for statistical purposes only. If you are signed in we will know the details supplied for this purpose such as username and email address.

5. Registration cookies

Registration cookies signal to us whether the user is signed in or not, once registered with UK HE International Unit (IU) websites.

We use these cookies to determine which account you are signed in with and which services you are allowed access to. It also allows us to link comments and posts with the correct username.

As long as you have not selected 'keep me signed in' the cookies will be deleted when you logout, close your browser or shut down your computer.

6. Third party cookies

Please note that during your visits to UK HE International Unit (IU) websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to UK HE International Unit (IU) or its contractors. When you visit a page with content embedded from YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. UK HE International Unit (IU) do not control these cookies. You should check the relevant third party websites for more information regarding these cookies.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the UK HE International Unit (IU) website now carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. UK HE International Unit (IU) do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

7. The cookies we use

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NAME EXPIRES Source
ASP.NET_SessionId At End Of Session System - Session state cookie

3rd party cookies

 

Source site Names Reason
Google Analytics utma, utmb, utmc, utmz Used for site statistics
Share This stid, uset Used in social sharing

http://heglobal.international.ac.uk/

 

NAME EXPIRES Source
ASP.NET_SessionId At End Of Session System - Session state cookie

3rd party cookies

 

Source site Name Reason
Google Analytics utma, utmb, utmc, utmz Used for site statistics
Share This stid, uset Used in social sharing

http://sciencewithoutborders.international.ac.uk/

 

NAME EXPIRES Source
yourAuthCookie At End Of Session System - Session state cookie

3rd party cookies

 

Source site Names Reason
Google Analytics utma, utmb, utmc, utmz Used for site statistics
Share This stid, uset Used in social sharing
You Tube PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Used in social sharing

8. Removing cookies

UK HE International Unit (IU) will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by UK HE International Unit (IU) websites, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how, or you can use one of the following links:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955)

Cookie settings in Firefox (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies)

Cookie settings in Chrome (http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647)

Cookie settings in Safari web (http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042) and iOS (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677)

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on browsers (as above), how to delete cookies from your computer and more general information. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the UK HE International Unit (IU).

UK HE International Unit (IU) use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our websites on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.

9. Useful links

For further information regarding cookies, you may find the following links of interest:

Microsoft Cookies guide (www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx)

All About Cookies (http://www.allaboutcookies.org/)

For further legal information regarding privacy issues, you may find the following links on interest:

Data Protection Act 1998 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/29/contents)

The Information Commissioner's Office (http://www.ico.gov.uk/)

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