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University of Suffolk Cookie Information

Like most websites, we use cookies to enhance the way our website functions.  A cookie is a small text file that is stored locally on your computer.

Further information about cookies, including how to disable or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent our website from functioning correctly in your browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Allowing users to login
  • Recording user preferences
  • Establishing the technical capabilities of the web browser
  • Logging anonymous website access statistics
  • Providing web forms
  • To show relevant advertising on 3rd party websites
  • To measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns

Further details about each of the cookies are available below.

 

SAML

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is used to allow users to log into the site.

Cookie Name Purpose Type Duration
SimpleSAMLAuthToken Used to track the user's authenticated session (logged in users only) First party Removed when browser is closed
SimpleSAMLSessionID

Set by the SAML authentication module

First party Removed when browser is closed

The SimpleSAMLSessionID cookie is set as soon as the page loads.

 

Drupal CMS

Cookie Name Purpose Type Duration
has_js enables Drupal to support browsers that are not capable of running JavaScript First party Removed when browser is closed
SSESS* Used to track the user's authenticated session First party Removed when the user logs out or after 21 days
cookie-agreed Records that the cookie information pop up has been shown First party 1 year

The has_js cookie is set as soon as the page loads.

 

Google Analytics

Cookie Name Purpose Type Duration
__utma Google Analytics First party 2 years
__utma Google Analytics First party 30 minutes
__utma Google Analytics First party Removed when browser is closed
__utma Google Analytics First party 6 month

These Google Analytics cookies are used to enable us to compile anonymous statistics about the pages our visitors have accessed on our site and where those visitors have come from. This helps us improve our website by a better understanding of how our site is used.

If you do not wish to be included in these anonymous statistics, Google provides a free browser add-on that enables you to disable Analytics.

 

Akero Forms

Cookie Name Purpose Type Duration
_ga Google Analytics cookie Third Party 2 years
_gid Google Analytics cookie Third Party 1 day
_cfduid The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. Further information is available here. Third Party 1 year
_vuid-XXXX This is an Akero cookie used to detect a unique visit Third Party 1 year
ajs%3Atest Checks if cookies are enabled Third Party 1year

 

Facebook Pixel

Cookie Name Purpose Type Duration
fr Used to show relevant advertising Third party 3 months

 

Adform

Cookie Name Purpose Type Duration
uid Used to measure the effectiveness of our adverstising campaigns Third party 2 months
cid Used to measure the effectiveness of our adverstising campaigns Third party 2 months