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Cookies

1. How to control and delete cookies

City University London only collects personal information if you submit a form. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by City University London websites, or any other websites, this can be done through your browser settings. The Help function in your browser will tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org. This website has comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies will impact on the functionality of the City University London websites.

City University London uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on the University's websites on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see below.

2. Analytics and sharing cookies

City University London sometimes embeds content from websites such as YouTube within its sites. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. City University London does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that City University websites now carry embedded 'like' or 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share pages with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. City University London does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

City University London also uses Google Analytics to anonymously track and analyse users and user behaviour at a number of our domains. These services require the use of cookies:

Google Analytics

Name Content Purpose Expires
_utma Randomly generated number Identifying unique visitors 2 years
_utmb Randomly generated number Determining visitor session 30 mins
_utmc Randomly generated number Determining visitor session Session
_utmz Randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) Tracking traffic sources & navigation 6 months

Further information about how Google Analytics uses cookies.

Share This

Name Content Purpose Expires
_stid Randomly generated number Social bookmarking: ShareThis widget 1 year
_uset True or False Social bookmarking: ShareThis widget 1 year
UID Randomly generated number Social bookmarking: ShareThis widget 2 years
UIDR Randomly generated number Social bookmarking: ShareThis widget 2 years

Further information about ShareThis privacy policy.

Add This

Name Content Purpose Expires
uid Randomly generated number Social bookmarking: AddThis widget 2 years
uvc User id and login time tracking Social bookmarking: AddThis widget 2 years
uit True or False Social bookmarking: AddThis widget 1 day
psc True or False Social bookmarking: AddThis widget 2 years
_atuvc User id and login time tracking Social bookmarking: AddThis widget 1 minute
_atshc Page URL and share count Social bookmarking: AddThis widget Session
ssh Randomly generated number Social bookmarking: AddThis widget Session
sshs Service share history Social bookmarking: AddThis widget Session
ssc Service share history Social bookmarking: AddThis widget Session

Further information about AddThis privacy policy.

Email Newsletters - Open Tracking

City University London uses open tracking for its email newsletter communications. These emails have a 1 pixel image embedded. This allows the University to know that important communications have reached their intended recipients. If you do not wish to accept emails that use open tracking from City University London, please unsubscribe from the mailing list.

Other cookies

City University London / Cass Business School websites

Name Content Purpose Expires
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Randomly generated number Sets YouTube interface style 9 months
PREF Key:Value information Stores Google Map presentation settings 2 years
NID Key:Value information Stores Google Map presentation settings 6 months
SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION Randomly generated number Required by Content Management System 3 hours
FORMASSEMBLY Randomly generated number Track form submission session 25 years
is_returning True or False Collects anonymous information about how visitors use our site (CrazyEgg) 5 years

Job vacancies website

Name Content Purpose Expires
fesettings%5FsecurityString Randomly generated number Required for application to function 9 months
fesettings%5FClientUseASPSession True or False Required for application to function 2 years
fesettings%5FASPSessionConfirmed True or False Required for application to function 6 months
ASPSESSIONIDSSRABQBB Randomly generated number Required for application to function 3 hours

Outlook web access (Outweb)

Name Content Purpose Expires
cookieTest True or False Tests whether cookies enabled 1 minute
sessionid Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session
cadata Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session
OwaLbe Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session
UserContext Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session

Blogs (blogs.city.ac.uk)

Name Content Purpose Expires
piwik_visitor[xxxxxx] Randomly generated number Identifying unique visitors 10 years

CareersHub (careershub.city.ac.uk)

Name Content Purpose Expires
returnURL "/" Required for application to function Session
.CHEXID Key:Value information Required for application to function 45 minutes
.CHAUTH Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session
CH.RequiredSteps Randomly generated number Required for application to function 45 minutes
CH.Session Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session

Cass Knowledge

Name Content Purpose Expires
SESS[random-number] Randomly generated number Gets / Sets ID for user session 3 weeks
SSL_SESS[random-number] Randomly generated number Gets / Sets ID for user session 3 weeks
NO_CACHE Randomly generated number Required for application to function 10 minutes

Moodle VLE (moodle.city.ac.uk)

Name Content Purpose Expires
MOODLEID_ Encrypted username Required for application to function 2 months
MoodleSession Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session
MoodleSessionTest Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session

Library catalogues (library.city.ac.uk, encore.city.ac.uk)

Name Content Purpose Expires
III_EXPT_FILE Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session
III_SESSION_ID Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session
SESSION_SCOPE True or false Required for application to function Session
JSESSIONID Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session

Libguides (libguides.city.ac.uk)

Name Content Purpose Expires
guest_id Twitter account identification Twitter API integration 2 years
k IP address Twitter API integration 7 days
guest_id Twitter account identification Twitter API integration 2 years
external_referer Randomly generated number Twitter API integration 2 hours

Alumni Community (community.city.ac.uk)

Name Content Purpose Expires
QualtricsPopup_SV_80KkbBR8zgL7f5a=1 Randomly generated number Qualtrics survey tool 1 month
ASP.NET_SessionId Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session
k IP address Twitter API integration 7 days
guest_id Twitter account identification Twitter API integration 2 years
external_referer Randomly generated number Twitter API integration 2 hours
js True or false Twitter API integration 1 month
datr Randomly generated number Facebook API integration 2 years
lu Randomly generated number Facebook API integration 2 years

Student registration (registration.city.ac.uk)

Name Content Purpose Expires
JSESSIONID Randomly generated number Required for application to function 2 months
LtpaToken Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session
LtpaToken2 Randomly generated number Required for application to function Session

We use Google Analytics at the following sites:

We use ShareThis at the following sites:

We use ShareThis at the following sites: