Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary 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.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These 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.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies 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 and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • Functionality 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 (for example, your choice of language or region).

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below:

Necessary cookies

Cookie Information Duration
JSESSIONID Used by sites written in JSP. General purpose platform session cookies that are used to maintain users' state across page requests Session cookie
GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID This is a Liferay application cookie and used where multilingual pages are available 12 months
COOKIE_SUPPORT  This is a Liferay application cookie which is set to support the use of Cookies 12 months
AWSELB This cookie is associated with Amazon Web Services and is used to keep users on the same server when users are in a Production environment where multiple servers are used Session cookie
LFR_SESSION_STATE_20119 This is a Liferay application cookie which is set to support the use of Cookies Session cookie
cb-enabled This cookie is used to check if cookies are enabled and if so, which categories 12 months

 

Analytics cookies

Cookie Information Duration
_ga These cookies are used to support the data collection for the use of Google Analytics 2 years
_gid These cookies are used to support the data collection for the use of Google Analytics 1 month
_gcl_au These cookies are used to support the data collection for the use of Google Analytics 3 months
_dc_gtm_UA-128111322-2 These cookies are used to support the data collection for the use of Google Analytics 1 minute
_hjTLDTest These cookies are used to support the use of HotJar 1 year
_hjid These cookies are used to support the use of HotJar 1 hour
_hjFirstSeen These cookies are used to support the use of HotJar 30 minutes
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample These cookies are used to support the use of HotJar 1 minute
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress These cookies are used to support the use of HotJar 30 minutes
_hjIncludedInSessionSample These cookies are used to support the use of HotJar 1 minute

 

Performance cookies

Cookie Information Duration
YSC This is a YouTube cookie which tracks the views of a video Session cookie

 

Targeting / advertising cookies

Cookie Information Duration
_fbp These cookies are Facebook cookies, allowing the UEA to advertise to a target audience 3 months
fr These cookies are Facebook cookies, allowing the UEA to advertise to a target audience 3 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This is a YouTube cookie which tracks the user for advertising purposes 6 months
IDE These cookies are use for DoubleClick advertising 13 months
test_cookie These cookies are use for DoubleClick advertising 15 minutes

 

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To deactivate the use of third party advertising cookies, you may visit the consumer page to manage the use of these types of cookies  - see above links.

Changes to this policy

This page was last updated in September 2021.