Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails that you open. They are used to make websites work, to improve efficiency of websites, to improve the user’s experience and to provide usage information on websites. This information should make your website visits more productive by storing and using information on your website preferences and habits.

Your web browser can choose whether or not to accept cookies. Most web browser software is initially set up to accept them.

We may offer cookies to you and you should ensure that your web browser is set up to not accept cookies if you do not wish to receive them. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to We use the following cookies:

  • Essential 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, and to use online forms.
  • Analytical cookies. They 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.
  • Marketing 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. These cookies also 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, the advertising displayed on it and communications sent more relevant to your interests.

By continuing to use this site, you are accepting our use of these cookies that make advertising and communications more relevant to you and your interests, and further help us to improve the site.

Full list of cookies used:

Full Tag (cookie) Name Lifespan e.g. session, persistant Full Description Essential / Analytics / Marketing Intrusiveness / Justification
_ss Session IIS Session Code Essential ZERO //
Standard session cookie served by the web server to indicate when the cookie was placed
        Does not store user data, only stores active menu node over post-back
_ss_referrer Session Referral source Essential ZERO //
Standard session cookie served by the web server to capture the referral source
        Does not store user data, only stores active menu node over post-back
_ss_tk, koitk Session Sharpspring tracking codes Marketing MEDIUM //
Sharpspring cookies used to identify email contacts visiting the website


_sid, _sid-token Session Sharpspring permissions codes Marketing MEDIUM //
Sharpspring cookies used for application pernimssions and security


Google Analytics _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _ga, _gid

Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about our website visitors.

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.

Google’s privacy policy
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_ga and _gid relate to Sharpsprings connection to Google data

Analytics LOW //