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By using this website, you consent to the storing of the cookies listed below and any other cookies not listed providing that they are deemed essential to the usage of this website and contain no personal information.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google').
Google Analytics uses 'cookies' to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
The cookies in use to support the analytics:
- __utma stored 730 days and stores each user's amount of visits, time of the first visit, previous visit and the current visit
- __utmb is stored less than a day and is used to check approximately how long a user stays on a site: when a visit starts and approximately ends
- __utmc is session based and works in the same way as __utmb
- __utmz stored for 182 days and stores where a visitor came from e.g. a search engine
Further information about Google products and cookies:
Parts of this website use Twitter feeds, a micro-blogging platform by Twitter, Inc. ('Twitter')
Twitter widgets may add 3rd-party cookies - those not set directly by our site - to help analyse usage and remember your session if you are also logged in to the Twitter service. To that end, Twitter widgets may set all of the cookies that Google Analytics set (above) and also:
Cookie name: _twitter_sess
Cookie lifetime: session based
Cookie purpose: Remember your logged in Twitter session
Parts of this website may have embedded videos from YouTube. Where possible, we've set this to use YouTube's 'nocookie' domain so that it will not store any cookies. However, due to the disperse editors for the various sections of the overall University of Winchester website it's not always possible to guarantee that cookies will not be set.
The code provided by Flickr to include various images and galleries may by default set cookies.