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Cookie Policy


We use cookies to improve your experience whilst on this site and they are essential for some of the site’s functionality to work properly. In particular, we use them to:

  • Enable services you log into, such as the student portal
  • Collect anonymous information on the pages visited
  • Remember choices you make to improve your experience
BY CONTINUING TO USE THIS SITE YOU AGREE TO COOKIES BEING SET ON YOUR MACHINE

Our website uses cookies...

Our website www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk aims to give you the best user experience, whilst valuing your privacy. See our privacy statement for more information.

We use Cookies on our website. Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site and are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive. They generally do not expire when you leave the webpage or shut down your PC. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. They are used to help you when you return to a website. For example, they may enable you to return directly to a particular part of the site by 'remembering' where you last accessed. If you choose not to accept the cookies (by setting your browser to reject them), this should not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our website.

Cookies

1 .What are Cookies and what are their purposes
Cookies are small text files that are saved onto a PC by websites, for example to remember a user’s preferences or track their progress within the site. There has been much debate about how they might be intrusive or infringe privacy. They are used on many websites and we currently use Cookies on the Leeds Beckett website for some menus, logins, accessibility tools, and tracking user statistics.
2. How to control and delete Cookies

If you want to block Cookies or restrict what types of cookies are placed on your computer use the “help” feature on your web browser, which you can access by pressing your F1 key on the top of your keyboard. Search for Cookies and it will explain where in the menu you will have the option to control what Cookies can be set and how you can delete existing Cookies. Restriciting cookies will have an impact on your browsing experience on this site, but this should be minor in most cases.

This website: www.aboutcookies.org contains a large amount of information on how to manage Cookies and your privacy online. There’s information on how to delete cookies and more information on what they are and do. For deleting cookies on mobile phones and mobile devices you may need to visit the manufacturer’s website for more information on managing Cookies.

Leeds Beckett University use 3rd party suppliers to provide some of our online services, these are detailed in the List of Leeds Beckett Cookies (section 4) below.
3. Categories of Cookies
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

Notice for users

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Summary

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

Category 2: performance cookies

Notice for users

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Summary
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

Category 3: functionality cookies

Notice for users

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Summary

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

Notice for users

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Summary

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
4. List of the Leeds Beckett website Cookies
Leeds Beckett functional cookies:

Cookie name

Purpose (what do they do)

Cookie category

cookieTest

Set each day and read on each visit to see if Cookies are disabled by re-reading it. It contains nothing more than the Leeds Beckett URL.

Expires: 1 day.

Category 3
cookiepanel

This is the Cookie notice panel on the top banner, the cookie is set on the "I understand" button. It contains nothing more than the Leeds Beckett URL.

Expires: 2000 days.

Category 3
Pagination

For document list pagination, it remembers what page you were on.

Expires: 999 days.

Category 3

accesscolourset

Switches and saves your preferred stylesheet background colour when you click on the accessibility buttons on the Leeds Beckett website.

Expires: 2920 days.

Category 3
accessfontsize

Switches and saves your preferred font size in the style sheet when you click on the accessibility buttons on the Leeds Beckett website.

Expires: 2920 days.

Category 3
accesscolourtheme

Switches and saves your preferred stylesheet font colours when you click on the accessibility buttons on the Leeds Beckett website.

Expires: 2920 days.

Category 3
style

Switches stylesheets when you click on the accessibility buttons on the Course Finder.

Expires: 365 days.

Category 3
stafffave

Sets the favourite Service to your favourites bar on the staff site: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/

Expires: 2920 days.

Category 3

Welcome Information Service system, Apply Online, Accommodation and Update My Data

Cookie name

Purpose (what do they do)

Cookie category

Login Cookie: zx

Purpose: Store a session ID relating to a logged-in session (of a student) on the Accommodation website.

More info:

• Only ever transmitted over https

• Interchangeable with sessions on the welcome.leedsbeckett.ac.uk website – valid on any .leedsbecket.ac.uk subdomain.

• Valid for 24 hours, or until logout, but sessions are expired on the system itself after 10 minutes of inactivity rendering the cookie invalid.

Category 3

Guarantor Cookie:

acc_guar

Purpose: Stores a session ID relating to a logged-in session (of a guarantor) on the Guarantor area of the Accommodation website:

More Info:

• Only ever transmitted over https:

• Valid for 24 hours, or until logout, but sessions are expired on the system itself after 10 minutes of inactivity rendering the cookie invalid.

Category 3

Test Cookie:

test_cookie

Purpose: Checks for cookies enabled on user browser. Display warning if not accepted regarding the site’s use of cookies. Stores no information.

More Info:

• Session_cookie – valid until browser closed.

Category 3

Experience.leedsbeckett.ac.uk - Ezrecruit – CRM System:

Cookie name

Purpose (what do they do)

Cookie category

JSESSIONID

If the users cookies have been enabled, tomcat will automatically create one cookie ‘JSESSIONID’, which will expire after the session expires. If the user’s browsers does not allow cookies, tomcat will append the cookie at the end of the url, and will not use it for session tracking. There are two optional cookies for the “Log in Remember me” feature. The details are:

Cookiename: Expires System

Username 1 year student

Firstname 1 year student

Category 3
Repository Search:

Cookie name

Purpose (what do they do)

Cookie category

ui-tabs-1, ui-tabs-2, etc.

This stores preferences for current tab selection for some areas of the user interface. They are sessional only.

Category 3
Online store:

Cookie name

Purpose (what do they do)

Cookie category

WPM_Store

Used to track the user's session

Category 3

CompanyID

Used to track the user's session

Category 3

ASPSESSIONID

Used to track the user's session

Category 3

Card Payment Gateway:

Site_Val
Used to track the user's language e.g. Welsh Category 1

Card Payment Gateway: ASPSESSIONID

Used to track the user's session

Category 3
Portal: X-Stream VLE:

Cookie name

Purpose (what do they do)

Cookie category

JSESSION_ALTERNATE

Session data in the event of a failure of one of the servers.

Category 1

NSC_xfcdu-iuuq

Netscaler Load Balancer information

Category 1

uid2

Used by a Powerlink for SSO

Category 3

JSESSIONDVISTA

Stores information about the user's session

Category 1

vista_auth_type_cookie

Tells the system whether you logged in directly or came via another system SSO

Category 3

NSC_ccm-qspe-xfc

Netscaler Load Balancer information

Category 1

s_session_id

Stores information about the user's session

Category 1

JSESSIONID

Session management

Category 1

Style

Style preferences possibility for accessibility.

Category 3

_utma

Google Analytics, visit numbers

Category 2

_utmb

Google Analytics, time on site

Category 2

_utmc

Google Analytics, time on site/p>

Category 2

_utmz

Google Analytics, Where visitor came from/p>

Category 2

session_id

Stores information about the user's session

Category 1

PREF

Google Analytics

Category 2

Jobs online:

Cookie name

Purpose (what do they do)

Cookie category

Jobs Online Cookie: $userid

Passes user id between Jobs Online webpages.

Category 3
Synthetix FAQ tool:

Cookie name

Purpose (what do they do)

Cookie category

FAQAgent: cookievalue

The purpose of ‘cookievalue’ is to ensure that the ‘unique visitors’ figure is correctly reported in the Synthetix Control Panel. Identifying that the customer has visited more than once ensures that the ‘unique visitors’ count should not be increased. The cookie is not linked to other data - it is just used for anonymous statistical recording. This cookie holds two pieces of information, a randomly assigned customer ID and a randomly assigned session number. It is a persistent cookie. The lifespan of the cookie is one year.

Category 2

LiveChat: synthetix_lc.

The purpose of ‘synthetix_lc’ is to prevent customers from being asked to participate in a live chat on every trigger page of a website. The cookies records whether a chat has been offered, ensuring that future chat promotions will be ignored. The cookies is not linked to further information about users. This cookie holds one piece of information; a flag which lets the client-side code know if live chat has been activated. It is a persistent cookie. The lifespan of the cookie is one hour.

Category 3
3rd party cookies:

Cookie name

Purpose (what do they do)

Cookie category

Google Analytics:

_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz

This gathers statistics on the number of visitors coming to the Leeds Beckett website. This Cookie is anonymous and does not contain unique user details.

For more info visit the Google Privacy policy here.

utma: Expires 2 years after your last visit to this site.

_utmb: Expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity.

_utmc: Expires when you close your browser.

_utmz: Expires 6 months after it was last set.

Category 2
YouTube:

VISITOR_ INFO1_LIVE

Embedded YouTube videos place Cookies to gather statisitic information about your computer and what videos you watch, to enhance their service. No personal information is held.

We are rolling out privacy enhanced mode YouTube videos across the Leeds Beckett website.

Expires after 241 days.

Category 2

Google Maps:

NID

Enables traffic analysis to Google Maps. A unique identifier is stored but it is only used for staistical purposes. For more info visit the Google Privacy policy here.

Expires after 183 days.

Category 2

Google Calendar:

S, NID, PREF

The site uses Google Calendar, which sets cookies to store user preferences. The cookies - NID, PREF and S - expire between six months and two years, and are set in accordance with Google's Privacy Policy

Category 3

Flickr:

localization, BX

Flickr is a photo-sharing website. We have a Flickr account and we embed Flickr images on some of our web pages. Flickr is owned by Yahoo! Yahoo! cookies policy. The cookie set is for them to track which country visitors are from.

Category 2

Share this:

_stid,_uset, _unam

Share This's privacy policy. Some our pages include a "Share This" button, which allows you to share our content via email, Twitter, Facebook etc. These cookies enable that service to work smoothly: _stid is a random unique identifier and is used to associated users with topics of interest, based upon the content they consume and share. _uset is used to indicate when a user has been cookied so that the task is not repeated in the next 8 hours. _unam counts number of unique users that share content and how many page views are generated from the resulting share. Benefit: When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. Data stored by cookies: _stid is a random indentifier number. _uset contains 'Yes' or 'No' depending on whether you have enabled sharing. _unam only personally identifies you if you have already independently signed up with ShareThis and have given your consent.

Duration of cookies:
_stid: Unknown
_uset: Expires after 8 hours.
_unam: Unknown

Category 3

Add this:

uid, uvc, uit, psc

On some pages we display an "add this" widget which sets anonymous cookies. The cookie durations range from 24 hours to 2 years.

See the addthis privacy policy for more details
Category 2

Twitter:

_twitter_sess, guest_id, k, dnt, js, original_referer

On some pages, we display a Twitter feed for a user account. This sets various different cookies, depending on whether or not the user is logged into Twitter – Duration ranges from sessional to two years, and are set in accordance with Twitter's Privacy Policy

Category 2

Eventbrite:

Eventbrite may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access their services without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit. They use local shared objects, also known as "Flash cookies," and HTML 5 Local Storage for various purposes, including for fraud prevention and to display content (both on and off their Services) based upon what you view on the Services. Eventbrite's Privacy Policy

Category 2