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Cookies

Last updated 4 February 2020

Cookies are used on the University of the Arts London website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.

They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Changing your cookie settings

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Be aware, if you choose to switch off certain cookies it may impact on the functionality of the site.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Cookies we use

Essential website cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

Name: SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION
Purpose: Used by University of the Arts London to determine whether a user is logged into the content management system.
Provider: arts.ac.uk
Service: University of the Arts London View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: session

Name: AWSELB
Purpose: Used as a load balancer for web applications hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Provider: Amazon
Service: Amazon Web Services View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Germany
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 minute

Name: Recite.Persist
Purpose: This stores a flag to indicate whether the  Recite Me toolbar should persist between pages or not.
Provider: Recite Me

Name: Recite.Preferences
Purpose: This stores the user's current Recite Me settings so that they can be reapplied on subsequent pages.
Provider: Recite Me

More information about Recite Me is available in our Accessibility Statement.

Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

Name: GPS
Purpose: A session cookie that registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.Expires after 30 minutes.
Provider: YouTube.com
Service: Youtube View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 minutes

Analytics and customisation cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our websites for you.

Name: _hjid
Purpose: Tells Hotjar which site settings it should load and where it should save the data collected by using the hjid (Hotjar ID). Provider: Hotjar
Service: Hotjar View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent

Name: _hjIncludedInSample
Purpose: This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate heatmaps, funnels, recordings, etc.
Provider: Hotjar
Service: Hotjar View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session

Name: #collect
Purpose: Sends data such as visitor’s behaviour and device to Google Analytics. It is able to keep track of the visitor across marketing channels and devices. It is a pixel tracker type cookie whose activity lasts within the browsing session.
Provider: Google
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session

Name: sc_anonymous_id
Purpose: Used by Soundcloud as a unique user ID for a listener listening from another website with Soundcloud music embedded. Expires after 3650 days
Provider: Soundcloud
Service: Soundcloud View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 9 years 12 months 2 days

Name: demdex
Purpose: Used by Adobe Analytics to help identify a unique visitor across domains. The demdex cookie is set in the third-party, demdex.net domain in the browser.
Provider: Adobe
Service: Adobe Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 6 months

Name: vuid
Purpose: Used by Vimeo player to check if certain features or preferences have been selected by the user on websites with embedded videos from Vimeo.
Provider: Vimeo 
Service: Vimeo View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 12 months 4 days

Name: audit
Purpose: Set by Rubicon Project to record cookie consent data.
Provider: Rubycon Project
Service: Rubycon Project View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days

Name: pxrc
Purpose: Used to analyse how the user interacts with the site to optimise ads shown to them. Expires after 2 months.
Provider: Pippio
Service: Liveramp View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months

Name: _gid
Purpose: Keeps an entry of unique ID which is then used to come up with statistical data on website usage by visitors. It is an HTTP cookie type and expires after a browsing session.
Provider: Google
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day

Name: khaos
Purpose: Set by Rubicon Project as an Internal user identifier used for analytics. Persistent cookie that stays for 2920 days
Provider: Rubicon Project
Service: Rubicon Project View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days

Name: _gat#
Purpose: Enables Google Analytics regulate the rate of requesting. It is an HTTP cookie type that lasts for a session.
Provider: Google
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 minute

Name: rlas3
Purpose: Used to collect anonymous data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.
Provider: Rapleaf
Service: Rapleaf View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days

Name: _ga
Purpose: It records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user. It is a HTTP cookie that expires after 2 years.
Provider: Google
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 12 months 4 days

Name: i
Purpose: Used by Yandex Metrica for identifying site users. This cookie exists for a period of 1 year maximum.
Provider: .openx.net
Service: Yandex Metrica View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days

Name: PREF
Purpose: A session cookie used to check user preferences and browser settings so as to properly tailor content for them .
Provider: .youtube.com
Service: Google View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 8 months 3 days

Name: #.gif
Purpose: Used by Towerdata to gather data about website clients to help site owners target better ads at them.
Provider: Towerdata
Service: Towerdata View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session

Name: pxrc
Purpose: Used to analyse how user interacts with the site to optimise ads shown to them. Expires after 2 months.
Provider: .rlcdn.com
Service: Liveramp View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months

Advertising cookies:

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Name: TrackPoint/
Purpose: A cookie used to show relevant ads to a user on a site based on their interests.
Provider: www.arts.ac.uk
Service: Adform View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Denmark
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session

Name: uuidc
Purpose: The cookie is used by MediaMath to determine what device and browser are being used in order to deliver more targeted adverts.
Provider: .mathtag.com
Service: Mediamath View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 27 days

Name: uid
Purpose: Registers a unique user ID to determine the user's browser and device in order to deliver tailored adverts.
Provider: .adform.net
Service: Adform View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 2 months

Name: __fs_uid
Purpose: These cookies are used by Freespee to collect data on how visitors use our website. We use the information to help us improve the website.
Provider: .freespee.com
Service: Freespee View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 year

Name: bkpa
Purpose: Blue Kai cookies are set by websites to register anonymous user data and enable marketers to provide more tailored online advertising.
Provider: bluekai.com
Service: Oracle View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 6 months

Name: APID
Purpose: 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.
Provider: .advertising.com
Service: Verizon Media View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 year

Name: 875384460/
Purpose: It allows UAL to track when someone who’s clicked our advert goes to arts.ac.uk and completes an action that you’ve defined as valuable, such as a purchase or sign-up.
Provider: Google
Service: Google View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session

Name: C
Purpose: Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services.
Provider: track.adform.net
Service: Bidswitch View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Denmark
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 month 1 day

Name: s
Purpose: User tracking is used to improving the relevance of the ads, limiting the number of times a specific advertisement is presented to the same device or browser, providing an advertisement to only certain types of devices or browsers, or providing a report to a client on the number of its advertisements that were clicked.
Provider: Avocet
Service: Avocet View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session

Name: uuid2
Purpose: This cookie is owned by App Nexus and used to buy, sell, and deliver online advertising, including interest-based advertising, mostly through real-time bidding.
Provider: .adnxs.com
Service: App Nexus View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 3 months

Name: __ar_v4
Purpose: This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). We use Doubleclick to manage real-time bidding advertising exchange.
Provider: .www.arts.ac.uk
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days

Name: bku
Purpose: This cookie is used to deliver adverts more relevant to a visitor more relevant with their interests. It is also used to limit the number of times they see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
Provider: .bluekai.com
Service: Oracle View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 6 months

Name: B
Purpose: Used by Yahoo to collect user info so as to send targeted ads based on web-surfing activity and interests.
Provider: .yahoo.com
Service: Flickr View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in:  1 year

Name: sd
Purpose: OpenX - cookie
Provider: Open X
Service: OpenX View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in:  session

Name: a
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
Provider: www.arts.ac.uk
Service: Cox Digital Solutions (Fomerly Adify) View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in:  session

Name: __adroll
Purpose: Nextroll and their advertising partners use cookies and similar technologies on arts.ac.uk to collect and use personalised data in order to deliver targeted and personalised advertising.
Provider: d.adroll.com
Service: Adroll View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in:  1 year 29 days

Name: out
Purpose: Adroll cookie to display tailored adverts for the user.
Provider: www.arts.ac.uk
Service: Adroll View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in:  session

Name: didts
Purpose: Used to deliver adverts that are more relevant to user's interests. It is also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. It is valid for 2 months or 1 year.
Provider: Pippio
Service: Pippio View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in:  12 months 5 days

Name: __adroll_fpc
Purpose: AdRoll first party cookie to target users with adverts that are tailored to their browsing.
Provider: www.arts.ac.uk
Service: __________ View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 4 years 12 months 4 days

Name: cid
Purpose: Used by Adriver to deliver targeted ads to a user based on their browsing habits
Provider: track.adform.net
Service: Adriver View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Denmark
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months

Name: tr/
Purpose: Facebook tracking pixel used to identify visitors for personalised advertising.
Provider: Facebook
Service: Facebook View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Ireland
Type: http_cookie
Expires in:  session

Name: nnls
Purpose: Used by Liveramp for Target advertising. Persistent cookie that is saved for 60 days
Provider: Pippio
Service: Liveramp View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months

Name: uuid
Purpose: The cookie is used by MediaMath to determine what device and browser are being used in order to deliver more targeted adverts.
Provider: .mathtag.com
Service: Mediamath View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in:  1 year 27 days

Name: _kuid_
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
Provider: .krxd.net
Service: Salesforce DMP View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 6 months

Name: setuid
Purpose: This cookie is set to determine the time and frequencies of user data synchronization.
Provider: www.arts.ac.uk
Service: Appmexus View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session

Name: YSC
Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.
Provider: .youtube.com
Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session

Name: bkdc
Purpose: Used by Bluekai to collects data on visitor browsing habits on different websites using the tracker’s unique ID number. The data is later used for optimizing marketing campaigns
Provider: .bluekai.com
Service: Orcale View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 6 months

Name: TDCPM
Purpose: Set by the CloudFlare service to register a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. Expires after 1 year.
Provider: .adsrvr.org
Service: The Trade Desk View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year

Name: anj
Purpose: This cookie contains data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with an AppNexus partner
Provider: .adnxs.com
Service: AppNexus View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: http_cookie
Expires in:  3 months

Name: c
Purpose: Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services.
Provider: .bidswitch.net
Service: Bidswitch View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days

Name: did
Purpose: Used to show site visitors targeted ads. It expires after 2 months or 1 year.
Provider: .pippio.com
Service: Pippio View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days

Name: tuuid_lu
Purpose: Captures whether or not the user has agreed to the use of cookies.
Provider: .bidswitch.net
Service: Bidswitch View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days

Name: ga-audiences
Purpose: Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites
Provider: Google
Service: AdWords View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session

Name: test_cookie
Purpose: A session cookie used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
Provider: .doubleclick.net
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 15 minutes

Name: __adroll_shared
Purpose: A cookie that is used to determine those users that have opted out of the service.
Provider: .adroll.com
Service: __________ View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 29 days

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.
Provider: .youtube.com
Service: YouTube 
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 6 months

Name: _fbp
Purpose: Facebook tracking pixel used to identify visitors for personalized advertising.
Provider: .arts.ac.uk
Service: Facebook View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 3 months

Name: IDE
Purpose: Used to measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user. Expires in 1.5 years.
Provider: .doubleclick.net
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 12 months 4 days

Name: uuid
Purpose: Collects user data to deliver tailored adverts.
Provider: ads.avocet.io
Service: __________ View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days

Name: fr
Purpose: Used by Facebook to collect a unique browser and user ID, used for targeted advertising.
Provider: .facebook.com
Service: Facebook View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Ireland
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 3 months

Name: TDID
Purpose: Is a third party cookie that contains a unique randomly-generated value that enables the platform to distinguish browsers and devices.
Provider: .adsrvr.org
Service: The Trade Desk View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year

Name: sync
Purpose: A session cookie used to show relevant ads to a user on a site based on their interests.
Provider: www.arts.ac.uk
Service: Connexity View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session

Name: dpm
Purpose: Data management platforms use this cookie to record information around synchronisation of the user IDs they have collected.
Provider: .dpm.demdex.net
Service: Adobe Audience Manager View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 6 months

Name: in
Purpose: Adroll cookie
Provider: Adroll
Service: Adroll View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session

Name: tuuid
Purpose: Captures whether or not the user has agreed to the use of cookies.
Provider: .bidswitch.net
Service: Bidswitch View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 12 months 5 days