Website Cookie Policy

 

Website Cookie Policy

Introduction

This website uses cookies in order to operate and monitor usage of the site.

A cookie refers to a text file which is stored on a user's hard drive and is typically used to identify that user when they revisit a website. Another common use of cookies is to store information entered into a form so it does not need to be re-entered on subsequent visits.

Falmouth University operates three main websites and this policy applies to all of them:

How to refuse or delete cookies

You may refuse the use of cookies and delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Instructions on how to delete and refuse cookies for various web browsers are available at: allaboutcookies.org. This is not part of our website and the University College is not responsible for its content.

Cookies generated by Falmouth University

  • Google Analytics: _utma, _utmb, _utmc,_utmz 
    These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
    Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
    Google will store this information. You can opt-out of this by visiting:
    Opt out of Google Analytics - Google Tools website
  • Session cookie - respimg & respimg_ratio
    These cookies set to help handle refactoring the layout if you are browsing on a tablet or mobile device.  The website has a responsive layout and these cookies are currently necessary. Expires: 24 hours ahead. 
  • Session cookie - has_js
    This cookie is set by the webserver when it checks to see whether Javascript is turned on.  The website makes extensive use of modern javascript libraries for the core user interface and we may need to deploy different templates if javascript is not enabled. Expires: At end of the browsing session.
  • Session cookie - cookie-agreed-en
    This is set by Falmouth University to record whether you have accepted or rejected the cookie policy. Expires: 3 Months ahead

Cookies set by third parties when using our websites

The following cookies are set on some specific pages where third party services are used such as Google Maps, Social Media Sharing, Flickr etc

  • Social Media sharing: atuvc & uid
    This cookie is set by the social media sharing service AddThis. AddThis allows you to share content via Social Networking web sites and email.
  • Flickr: BX & localization
    This cookie is set by Flickr when embedded Flickr content is viewed within the website. Flickr is owned by Yahoo - Yahoo cookie policy
  • Google Maps: MPRF, PREF, HSID, SSID, NID, PREF, SID, HSID, APISID, SAPISID
    Where pages have Google maps, Google sets a number of cookies. Please read the Google maps privacy policy
  • Vimeo: _utma, _utmb, _utmc,_utmz
    Vimeo is used a streaming media service and sets its own cookies.  You can check Vimeo's cookie policy here

Cookies generated specifically for your.falmouth.ac.uk

  • Session cookie: pas_js
    This cookie helps us handle browsing by systems that do not have full support for JavaScript. It is deleted at the end of the session.
  • Session cookie: portfolio_items
    This allows you to add items of interest to your portfolio and to share them with others. Because it needs to exist beyond the life of the session it is set to expire after three months. We are exploring whether we can use an alternative method and set this cookie to expire at the end of the session.

Cookies generated specifically for ish.falmouth.ac.uk

  • Session cookie: sifrFetch
    This is a legacy cookie that helps display specific fonts using an out of date font display technology. It expires at the end of the session. When this site is merged with the main website it will be removed.