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‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. However this cookie does not let us know your name, address, age or any other information that can identify you as a person.
A visit to a page on www.cleveland.ac.uk may generate the following types of cookies:
Site performance cookies
This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on our website, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. An example is remembering the information you put into our forms.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Each time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates a set of anonymous analytics cookies. Again, no personally identifiable information is shared:
Other third party cookies
On some of our pages, third party controls may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of the way cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by our website.
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|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
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|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.|
|AMP_TOKEN||30 seconds to 1 year||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
|_gac_<property-id>||90 days||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.|
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