The cookies we use are detailed below:
|JSESSIONID||A random unique number or string of letters and numbers.||A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the website. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.||The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.|
|ed_accept_cookies||These cookies store information in text strings, i.e. youtube00, vimeo, y||These cookies store information regarding user consent on loading specific features which then set third party cookies e.g. YouTube videos. This consent is requested on the first time the user loads a page which uses a relevant feature. It is then stored for reference during future visits to the University of Edinburgh website.||All cookies expire 4 years after they 're set for the first time|
|_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, Inc. ('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.|
When you leave our website or click on links that lead to external websites, we are unable to control what cookies are set in any way. You will need to set your cookie preferences for those sites as well.