Disclaimer

Disclaimer, copyright, privacy, and the use of cookies

Updated on 12 May 2022

Information about the types of cookies used on the University of Dundee website

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Disclaimer

The University of Dundee is not responsible for the accuracy of any information, data, wording or graphics ("Material") on the website and the Material is not provided for any specific or general purpose and any third party to who any such Material is passed should be made aware of this. No reliance should be placed on the Material by the user without specialist advice.

The University reserves the right to make changes to the site without notice.

Copyright

Unless otherwise stated all intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright, registered and unregistered trademarks, and database rights) are the sole property of the University of Dundee.

Privacy

The University of Dundee takes the privacy of your information very seriously and respects browser settings for privacy control. 

Further information regarding our marketing privacy notice

Cookies

Why do we use them?

To help improve this site we may place small data files, known as cookies, onto your computer.

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just used to make the site work better for you. They do this by:

  • remembering how you like things displayed
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
  • ensuring the website works properly
  • improving navigation

Types of cookies used on our website

  • First party cookies are cookies our website places on your device.
  • Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the one you are visiting.
  • Temporary session cookies track you during a browsing session. The session ends when you close the browser window.
  • Persistent cookies will stay on your device after you close your web browser. They remember your preferences when you access our site again. 

First party necessary cookies

Enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas.

Cookie name Expiration time Details
PHPSESSID End of browsers session Used to track PHP sessions across the site. 
WPM_Store, CompanyID, ASPSESSIONID End of browsers session When using buyat.dundee.ac.uk -remembers what items are in your shopping basket as you navigate around the site.
uod_consent_performance 365 days Used to remember your cookie consent preferences for cookies categorised as performance cookies.
uod_consent_marketing 365 days Used to remember your cookie consent preferences for cookies categorised as marketing cookies.
has_js End of browsers session Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not your browser has JavaScript enabled
CAKEPHP 25 years Used when filling out a form on our website that is using FormBuilder from Form Assembly.

Acquia Personalization

These cookies allow us to personalise the content you see on our website based on, for example, pages that you look at or the country you are located in. No personal information is stored.

Cookie name Expiration time Details
tc_ptid 2 years Randomly generated person identifier (used to associate a visitor with their profile)
tc_ptidexpiry 2 years Tracking tc_ptid cookie expiration value
 
tc_q 2 years Local queue to store page views, clicks, or other captures when events do not have time to be submitted to the server, due to user or client actions
tc_ttid 30 mins Touch identifier – a logical grouping of interactions a web visitor may have with the website.
tc_trackenabledtest Immediately deleted tc_trackenabledtest

Siteimprove 

Siteimprove creates cloud-based tools and services for website governance and optimization.

This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by making sure you can find what you need easily

Cookie  name Expiration time Details
nmstat 1,000 days This cookie is used to help record the visitor’s use of the website.
It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site.
This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise the browser when a visitor reads a page.
The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
siteimproveses End of browsers session This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.
This information can be used to reduce user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information quicker.
_cfduid Persistent cookie The "__cfduid" cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. See: What does the CloudFlare cfduid cookie do?

Google analytics

Many organisations use Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

Cookie name Expiration time Details
_ga 2 years Used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our website.
_gid 24 hours Used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our website.
_dc_gtm_UA-2239292-1 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
_gac_UA-2239292-1 90 days AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie.

First party marketing cookies

Marketo

Cookie name Expiration time Details
_ppcMktoCmp 30 days This cookie is set by Marketo with an ID from the link that brought you to the page.
_mkto_trk 2 years This cookie is set by Marketo. This allows a website to track visitor behavior on the sites on which the cookie is installed and to link a visitor to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness. Tracking is performed anonymously until a user is identified by submitting a form.

Facebook Pixel 

We use the Facebook Pixel to track conversions on our marketing campaigns. 

Consent for the Facebook Pixel cannot be automatically revoked. Please follow the link below to opt-out.

Facebook Pixel

Google Marketing Platform

We use Google Marketing Platform cookies to track conversions on our marketing campaigns. 

Consent for Google Marketing Platform cannot be automatically revoked. Please follow the link below to opt-out.

Google Marketing Platform

Cookie name Expiration time Details
IDE 90 days This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts via DoubleClick.
NID 90 days This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts via DoubleClick.
SID 90 days This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts via DoubleClick.

Third-Party necessary cookies

UniBuddy

Unibuddy is a digital peer-to-peer communication platform that facilitates conversations between prospective university students and current student ambassadors.

Name of Cookie Cookie Source Duration Description
UB_UUID Unibuddy permanent Random identifier to distinguish the source of any software errors.
redux:authState Unibuddy Until logout Records information about whether you are logged in to Unibuddy or not.
__cfduid CloudFlare 2 mins Device identifier used for security purposes.
pusherTransportTLS Unibuddy permanent Identifies the device in order to receive messages during chat.
Firebase Device ID Firebase Until logout Identifies a mobile device for the purposes of sending message notifications.

Third-Party analytics cookies

UniBuddy

Unibuddy is a digital peer-to-peer communication platform that facilitates conversations between prospective university students and current student ambassadors.

Name of Cookie Cookie Source Duration Description
_ga Unibuddy 2 years Google Analytics. GA is used so we can analyse how users navigate through our software so we can improve user experience. No personal information (including IP address) is ever sent to Google.
_gid Unibuddy 1 day
_gat_UA-98339973-1 Unibuddy 30 secs
mp_e9a59680aa5ae8a8

 

96c08d61ee24712a_mixpanel

Unibuddy 1 year Identifies Unibuddy to MixPanel. We use MixPanel to analyse how users interact with our software.
ub_campaign

 

ub_content

ub_medium

ub_source

Unibuddy session Identifies the initial source of a user’s interactions with Unibuddy, to enrich the data sent to MixPanel.

First-Party cookies

Chinese language website 

universityofdundee.cn

Name of Cookie Cookie Source Duration Description
Hm_lpvt Baidu End of browsers session Used by Baidu Analytics to limit the frequency of requests and records a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the Website. Baidu privacy statement
Hm_lvt Baidu 7 days
nitroCachedPage NitroPack performance plugin End of browsers session To provide load balancing functionality
Enquiries

Data Protection

dataprotection@dundee.ac.uk
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