Users of the University's website

The Privacy Notice for Users of the Website should be read in conjunction with the overall Privacy Notice available here.

This section outlines the information that we collect when you visit the Website and explains how the information we collect is treated. By using the Website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information (where provided) in accordance with this privacy statement. The statement is subject to change. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on this Website or, if appropriate, by emailing you.

The Website may contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies and the way in which they manage their data. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these third party websites.

Information we collect

Where you use our Website we will collect and process the following personal data about you:

  • Information you give us: this is information that you give us when e.g. completing a web form or buying a product from the University’s online shop, or by corresponding with us e.g. reporting a problem. The information you give us may include your name, title, age, gender, address, email address, phone number, credit card details, records of communications sent to you by the University, or communications received from you.
  • Information we collect about you: every time you use our Website we collect certain information about you, including your IP address, location, browser type, referral source, length of visit, number of page views, full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) and navigation around our Website. This information is collected by the cookies we use. Please see our cookies section below for further information.
  • Information we receive from other sources. This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other services we provide, for example an Open Day. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data if we intend to share those data internally and combine it with data collected on the Website. We will also have told you for what purpose we will share and combine your data. We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies).

How we use the Personal Data we collect

We use personal data held about you in the following ways:

Purpose of Processing

Legal Basis

The personal data provided by you on our online enquiry web forms will be used for the purposes of processing your enquiry e.g. dealing with a complaint, sending you a prospectus by post or email, reporting faults etc.

Consent. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without prejudice by contacting study@stir.ac.uk. Please note that if you do withdraw consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before your withdrawal.

Any personal data you provide us in relation to joining the University as a student may be passed to our partners, QS Enrolment Solutions Ltd.

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract. We may not be able to process your application to study with us if you do not provide us with the necessary information.

To supply you with goods and services ordered via our online shop or to allow you to book events via our online shop/booking system.

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract. We may not be able to supply you with the goods/services or allow you to book an event if you do not provide us with the necessary information.

To allow you to log into and use our My Portal system, an online service focussed on our students.

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract. We may not be able to provide you with access to our My Portal System if you do not provide us with the necessary information.

To process payments you make via the Website for e.g. tuition fees, invoices, goods/services/events.

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract. We may not be able to process your payments if you do not provide us with the necessary information.

Provided you have consented at the point of us collecting your personal data/submitting the enquiry or prospectus web form, we may use your personal data to communicate to you relevant marketing information about the University and the University’s goods and services by mail, email, SMS, telephone, or targeted advertising on social media and other online platforms such as on Google. This may include information on:

  • University publications
  • information about a course you may be interested in applying for
  • information about a course you have applied for
  • information about research you may be interested in
  • promotion of University services
  • notification of events such as Open Days or Applicant Days
  • promotion of discounts and scholarships
  • alumni information

If you no longer wish to receive marketing information, please email study@stir.ac.uk. You will also be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving marketing information on each piece of marketing information we send to you.

Consent. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without prejudice by contacting study@stir.ac.uk. Please note that if you do withdraw consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before your withdrawal.

Who do we share your personal data with?

The University shall not sell or otherwise transfer your personal data to any third parties except as set out in this privacy policy which includes the following circumstances:

  • We may share your personal data with our partners at QS Enrolment Solutions Ltd and our joint venture partners, INTO University of Stirling if necessary for student recruitment purposes.
  • Where you have signed up for an event or requested services that are provided by a third party we may need to share your details with the third parties concerned in order to provide the services requested.
  • We use service providers to store and in some cases process personal data on our behalf (for instance Mailchimp used for communication purposes).  This is done in accordance with data protection legislation and where necessary consent will be sought.  
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the University, our students, or others. This includes exchanging information with third parties for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

How long we keep your data for?

As a minimum, the University will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to process and handle your enquiry, your request to purchase goods, services or book an event or pay outstanding invoices. If you consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes we shall retain the minimum amount of information as is necessary to market to you until you withdraw your consent. If our processing relates to student recruitment, we shall retain the information collected for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose.

Once personal data is no longer necessary we shall securely remove it from our systems.

Storage of your information

Transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. The University will do our best to protect your personal data, although we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the Website.

Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate organisational and security measures to prevent unauthorised access to your personal data.

Storing and transferring information outside the European Economic Area

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff or by partners operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers, agents, or partners. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Please note that countries outside the European Economic Area do not always have the same data protection obligations as we do. However, we will take steps to ensure that your information is used by third parties securely and in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

Passwords

Where you have been provided with (or where you have chosen) a password which allows you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping the password safe and confidential. You must not share a password with anyone.

IP addresses

The Website does not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to the Website, other than to log your IP address and session information. We keep logs of the University's web server activity. The University uses log files to analyse usage of our Website, and we may archive them in an anonymous format for historical records. Session information that we analyse includes the time and duration of your visit to the Website, the files requested, and the browser used.

We may collect information (where available) about your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is data about users' browsing actions and patterns. It is used to inform improvements to the Website, for system administration, and to assist in providing the most relevant content to suit your requirements.

Our log files include IP addresses that are anonymised. This information will only be accessed by authorised persons of the University or its partners.

For example, where we read an IP address for a student from India it will allow us to provide tailored information relating to scholarships relevant to students from India. Or, if we read an IP address for a student from China it may allow us to provide information about visa applications relevant to students from China, etc. Tailored information improves the user experience on our Website.

Cookies

Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Website. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your device.

Cookies may remain on your computer either for the duration of the session or they can be stored for longer. You can configure most standard web browsers to refuse cookies – see changing your cookie settings.

Why and how we use cookies

There are several reasons why cookies may appear in your browser when you visit the Website.

Some cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

Other cookies enable us to measure and improve the performance of the Website or allow third-party providers to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

These cookies are placed on your device either by the University or by the third parties whose services we use as part of the Website.

The following categories of cookies are used on the University’s Website www.stir.ac.uk, and we may use some or all these cookies on https://stirlinguni.cn.

Necessary cookies controlled by the University of Stirling on the Website

The University's Website does not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to the site, other than to log your anonymised IP address and session information. Our Website cannot function properly without these cookies, and they can only be disabled by changing your browser settings.

These necessary cookies are required for the following activities, which have been identified as necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party.

  • Session cookies are used to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within one site and that any information you have entered is remembered. Without this cookie, every page you visit would treat you as a new visitor. Session information includes the time and duration of your visit to the site, the files requested, and the browser used.
  • Cookies are also used to provide access for staff and students to secure webpages on the University Portal and the print shop.
  • Anonymised IP information may be used to determine your general location to provide personalised information relevant to that location, for example highlighting relevant scholarship or funding opportunities.

This list was last reviewed on 14 October 2021.

Necessary cookies controlled by the University of Stirling on the Website

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

WEBSERVERID

University of Stirling

Session cookie to identify the current web server in use (t4web1 / t4web2) for load balancing.

End of session

JSESSIONID

University of Stirling

Session cookie to assist when loading content in the University Portal, including web forms.

End of session

CookieControl

Civic Cookie Control

Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.

90 days

paok-shib, paokv0, paok, psess-shib, psessv0, psess, athValid

University of Stirling portal authentication

Records user login status for access to staff and student restricted web pages.

End of session

_____SITEGUID

EFI Digital Storefront

Used to store information about user preferences and actions for the staff/student print shop.

1 day

ASP.NET_SessionId

EFI Digital Storefront

Used to store information about user preferences and actions for the staff/student print shop.

End of session

DSFPartnerID

EFI Digital Storefront

Used to store information about user preferences and actions for the staff/student print shop.

End of session

COMPBRANDjcksjsbopwvonovxpbiq4doi

EFI Digital Storefront

Used to store information about user preferences and actions for the staff/student print shop.

1 day

LASTSITEACTIVITY

EFI Digital Storefront

Used to store information about user preferences and actions for the staff/student print shop.

40 minutes

Performance cookies controlled by the University of Stirling on the Website

We use anonymised analytics cookies from Google Analytics and Siteimprove to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, what parts of a webpage are viewed most, and the pages they visited. You can opt out of Google Analytics across all websites http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

The University also uses Hotjar, an analytics and feedback tool which helps us to improve the usability of the Website. Hotjar anonymously records users' mouse movements and interactions across the site and helps us understand the behaviour of our website users through tools such as heatmaps, recordings and surveys. You can opt out of Hotjar across all websites.

This list was last reviewed on 14 October 2021.

Performance cookies controlled by the University of Stirling on the Website

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

_ga

Google Analytics

Distinguishes users and counts how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before. Google cookie information

2 years

_gid

Google Analytics

Distinguishes users and counts how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before.

1 day

_dc_gtm_UA-340900-19

Google Analytics

Used to throttle request rate.

End of session

_ga_ENJQ0W7S1M

Google Analytics

Persists session state in Google Analytics 4.

End of session

_hjClosedSurveyInvites

Hotjar

Hotjar cookie is set once a user interacts with an External Link Survey invitation modal. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not reappear if it has already been shown. Hotjar cookie information

365 days

_hjDonePolls

Hotjar

Hotjar cookie is set once a user completes a survey using the On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the same survey does not reappear if it has already been filled in.

365 days

_hjMinimizedPolls

Hotjar

Hotjar cookie is set once a user minimizes an On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the user navigates through your site.

365 days

_hjShownFeedbackMessage

Hotjar

Hotjar cookie is set when a user minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimised immediately if the user navigates to another page where it is set to show.

365 days

_hjSessionTooLarge

Hotjar

Causes Hotjar to stop collecting data if a session becomes too large. This is determined automatically by a signal from the WebSocket server if the session size exceeds the limit.

End of session

_hjSessionRejected

Hotjar

If present, this cookie will be set to '1' for the duration of a user's session, if Hotjar rejected the session from connecting to our WebSocket due to server overload. This cookie is only applied in extremely rare situations to prevent severe performance issues.

End of session

_hjSessionResumed

Hotjar

A cookie is set when a session/recording is reconnected to Hotjar servers after a break in connection.

End of session

_hjid

Hotjar

Hotjar cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

365 days

_hjRecordingLastActivity

Hotjar

This should be found in Session storage (as opposed to cookies). This gets updated when a user recording starts and when data is sent through the WebSocket (the user performs an action that Hotjar records).

End of session

_hjTLDTest

Hotjar

When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.

End of session

_hjUserAttributesHash

Hotjar

User Attributes sent through the Hotjar Identify API are cached for the duration of the session in order to know when an attribute has changed and needs to be updated.

End of session

_hjCachedUserAttributes

Hotjar

This cookie stores User Attributes which are sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. Collected attributes will only be saved to Hotjar servers if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool, but the cookie will be used regardless of whether a Feedback tool is present.

End of session

_hjLocalStorageTest

Hotjar

This cookie is used to check if the Hotjar Tracking Script can use local storage. If it can, a value of 1 is set in this cookie. The data stored in_hjLocalStorageTest has no expiration time, but it is deleted almost immediately after it is created.

Under 100ms

_hjIncludedInPageviewSample

Hotjar

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.

30 minutes

_hjIncludedInSessionSample

Hotjar

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit.

30 minutes

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

Hotjar

This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.

30 Minutes

_hjFirstSeen

Hotjar

This is set to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.

End of session

_hjViewportId

Hotjar

This stores information about the user viewport such as size and dimensions.

End of session

_hjRecordingEnabled

Hotjar

This is added when a Recording starts and is read when the recording module is initialized to see if the user is already in a recording in a particular session.

End of session

nmstat

Siteimprove

Set by our website quality assurance tool Siteimprove to give us an overview of visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. Siteimprove cookie information

1000 days

AWSELBCORS

Siteimprove

This enables Siteimprove Analytics to determine the sequence of a user's page views.

End of session

Marketing cookies controlled by the University of Stirling on the Website

We use marketing cookies to help us improve the relevancy of advertising campaigns you see.

Social media platforms set cookies for advertising or remarketing purposes: enabling us to serve more tailored advertising as well as helping improve our site for users.

We also use cookies for advertising. Advertising companies use cookies to keep track of the ads you have seen, or the ads that your browser has been exposed to. These cookies serve purposes such as measuring interactions with the advertising on a domain and preventing the same advertising from being shown to you too many times.

Please note that opting out won’t stop you seeing adverts, and you will continue to see them, but they won’t be tailored specifically to you.

This list was last reviewed on 6 January 2021.

Marketing cookies controlled by the University of Stirling on the Website

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

utm_campaign
utm_medium
utm_source

University of Stirling

Captures campaign information provided as visible parameters in the page URL. These parameters are provided as part of the link that you clicked to get to our Website.

60 days

_fbp

Facebook

Contains a subdomain index, timestamp and random number. Used to identify browsers for the purchases of advertising and site analytics. It is set by Facebook. Facebook cookie information

3 months

fr

Facebook

Contains a User ID, Browser ID and timestamp plus other miscellaneous data. Used to deliver, measure and improve the relevancy of ads. It is set by Facebook.

3 months

personalization_id

Twitter

This cookie is set by Twitter to measure the performance of advertising campaigns through Twitter, across different browsers and devices used by a visitor. Twitter cookie information

2 years

_gcl_au

Google Tag Manager

This is a Conversion linker set by Tag Manager that allows us to track actions taken on the Website through Google Analytics. Google cookie information

60 days

user-id

Google Analytics

Persists a unique user ID for remarketing. Google uses cookies to help customize advertising on Google properties, like Google Search. These cookies remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with our Website, search results, and engagement with our advertising. This helps us to show you customised advertising on Google through re-marketing. Google cookie information

0 seconds

Hm_lpvt_27da419cc768

34716b4307af08c3722f

Baidu

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

End of session

Hm_lvt_27da419cc768

34716b4307af08c3722f

Baidu

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.

1 year

tt_appInfo

TikTok

These cookies are used by TikTok to assign a unique ID to a user to track them across websites. TikTok cookies policy

Session

tt_sessionId

TikTok

Used by the social networking service, TikTok, for tracking the use of embedded services.

Session

HSID

Doubleclick

This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. Google cookie information

End of session

SAPISID

Doubleclick

This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

End of session

APISID

Doubleclick

This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

End of session

IDE

Doubleclick

Ads targeting cookie for DoubleClick

2 Years

Marketing

Snapchat

Used to save marketing cookie preferences. Snapchat cookie policy

1 Year

_sctr

Snapchat

Used to determine whether a third party tag will be called in Snap Ads Pixel.

1 Year

auid

Snapchat

Holds the advertising ID of the user in mobile devices. Used for tracking user actions, such as clicks on the recommendations

90 Days

lpv

Snapchat

Distinguishes conversion from Pardot site or advert.

1 Day

_gcl_au

Snapchat

Used to store and track conversions.

3 Months

leadgen.api_session

LinkedIn

Stores client ID for Leadgen applications.

LinkedIn cookie policy

End of session

UserMatchHistory

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Ads ID syncing

30 Days

li_fat_id

LinkedIn

Member indirect identifier for Members for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics

30 Days

_guid

LinkedIn

Used to identify a LinkedIn Member for advertising through Google Ads

90 Days

BizographicsOptOut

LinkedIn

Determine opt-out status for 3rd party tracking

10 Years

lms_ads

LinkedIn

 Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn in the Designated Countries for advertising

30 Days

_gcl_au

LinkedIn

Used through Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the site and advertising

3 Months

_gcl_aw

LinkedIn

Used through Google Ads to understand user interaction with the site and advertising

3 Months

NID

Google

Targeting/Advertising. Allows our website to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in. This cookie can also assist you in changing text size, font, and other parts of web pages that you can personalise. It is set by Google. Google cookie information

180 Days

1P_JAR

Google

To remember recent searches and interactions to save preferences and customise ads on Google websites. It is set by Google.

30 Days

_ga

Google

To calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the website analytics reports. It uses a unique ID for users. The activity tracked for analytical reports includes pageviews, ecommerce (memberships, donations and online shop transactions), downloads, use of search functionality or when a user selects specific links on the website.

2 years

_gat

Google

To throttle request rate and limit requests to Google Analytics.

1 Minute

_dc_gtm_

Google

To improve website performance and limit data collection on high traffic websites. It is set by Google.

1 Minute

CONSENT

Google

To remember recent searches and interactions to save preferences and customise ads on Google websites. It is set by Google.

1 Year

SID

Google

to show customized ads on Google properties

End of session

NID

Google

to show customized ads on Google properties

End of session

IDE

Google

for personalised advertising served across the web

End of session

ANID

Google

for personalised advertising served across the web

End of session

SIDCC

Google

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

End of session

jvxsync

JIVOX

This cookie is set by JIVOX audience manager to determine the time and frequencies of visitor data synchronization. JIVOX privacy policy

6 months

uids

Xandr

This cookie contains a base This information is used by our Prebid Server demand partners to select advertisements for delivery by the Platform and to measure the performance of, and attribute payment for, those advertisements.64 encoded JSON object which contains external unique randomly generated values that enable other Prebid Server demand partners to distinguish browsers and mobile devices.

90 days

sess

Xandr

The sess cookie is used by the Platform to test whether a browser is configured to accept cookies from Xandr. Xandr privacy policy

End of session

icu

Xandr

The icu cookie is used to select ads and limit the number of times a user sees a particular ad.

90 days

anj

Xandr

The anj cookie contains data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with our partners.

Persistent. 90 days.

usersync

Xandr

The usersync cookie contains data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with our partners.

Persistent. 90 days.

token

Xandr

Cookies that start with token are helper cookies used as a security measure with industry opt-out pages. They contain a unique value only to verify the origin of opt-out requests.

1440 Minutes

pses

Xandr

The pses cookie is used to measure the time a user spends on a site.

End of session

MUID

Bing

Microsoft User Identifier tracking cookie used by Bing and placed by embedded Microsoft Forms. Microsoft advertising privacy policy

1 year

SRM_B

Bing

Microsoft User Identifier tracking cookie used by Bing and placed by embedded Microsoft Forms

1 year

Third-party cookies controlled by other software used on the Website

These cookies are set by third-party software that is used on the Website and they are not controlled by the University. For example, we use a chat service provided by LiveChat, and LiveChat sets cookies to enable functionality of the LiveChat software on the Website.

Most cookies set by these products will be purely functional, but some may be for advertising or tracking.

This list was last reviewed on 14 October 2021.

Third-party cookies controlled by other software used on the Website

Cookie ID

Provider

Purpose

Expires

PREF

YouTube

To help Google keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites by registering a unique ID. It is set by YouTube. Google cookie information

8 Months

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube

To estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. It is set by YouTube.

179 Days

YSC

YouTube

To keep statistics of which videos from YouTube the user has seen by registering a unique ID. It is set by YouTube.

End of session

GPS

YouTube

To enable tracking based on geographical GPS location by registering a unique ID on mobile devices. It is set by YouTube.

1 Day

__atuvc

AddThis

Used by AddThis to store performed actions on the Website. AddThis privacy policy

1 year

__atuvs

AddThis

Used by AddThis to store performed actions on the Website.

30 minutes

csrftoken

Eventbrite

Used by Eventbrite to store performed actions on the Website. Eventbrite cookie statement

1 year

G

Eventbrite

Used by Eventbrite to store performed actions on the Website.

1 year

mgref

Eventbrite

Used by Eventbrite to store performed actions on the Website.

1 year

AWSALBCORS

Talentlink

Used by Talentlink in the Jobs section of the Website for load balancing on their servers.

7 days

AuthSess

Microsoft

Required to display Microsoft SWAY content embedded on the Website. Microsoft privacy statement

End of session

ai_session

Microsoft

Required to display Sharepoint videos and images embedded on the Website.

30 minutes

RedirectToThinEmbed

Microsoft

Required to display Sharepoint videos and images embedded on the Website.

End of session

wfeSessionId

Microsoft

Required to display Sharepoint videos and images embedded on the Website.

End of session

buid

Microsoft

Required to display Sharepoint videos and images embedded on the Website.

1 month

fpc

Microsoft

Required to display Sharepoint videos and images embedded on the Website.

1 month

stsservicecookie

Microsoft

Required to display Sharepoint videos and images embedded on the Website.

End of session

x-ms-gateway-slice

Microsoft

Required to display Sharepoint videos and images embedded on the Website.

End of session

MC1

Microsoft

Required to display Sharepoint videos and images embedded on the Website.

1 year

MS0

Microsoft

Required to display Sharepoint videos and images embedded on the Website.

30 minutes

FormsWebSessionId

Microsoft

Required for functionality of Microsoft forms embedded on the website

1 month

usenewauthrollout

Microsoft

Required for functionality of Microsoft forms embedded on the website

1 month

usenewrpsauthrollout

Microsoft

Required for functionality of Microsoft forms embedded on the website

1 month

__RequestVerificationToken

Microsoft

Required for functionality of Microsoft forms embedded on the website

End of session

DcLcid

Microsoft

Required for functionality of Microsoft forms embedded on the website

3 months

MSFPC

Microsoft

Required for functionality of Microsoft forms embedded on the website

1 year

AADNonce

Microsoft

Required to display Microsoft SWAY content embedded on the Website.

End of session

MUID

Microsoft

Required for functionality of Microsoft documents embedded on the website

1 year

ANONCHK

Microsoft

Required for functionality of Microsoft documents embedded on the website

10 minutes

SM

Microsoft

Required for functionality of Microsoft documents embedded on the website

End of session

_gat

Sterling Digital

Used to throttle request rate between Gecko and Google Analytics. Sterling privacy policy

1 minute

_ga

Sterling Digital

Google user ID created by Sterling Digital to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data for the website analytics reports. It uses a unique ID for users.

2 years

_gid

Sterling Digital

Used through Google Analytics to distinguish users of Sterling Digital forms and counts how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before.

1 day

laravel_session

Sterling Digital

Required for personalised PG prospectus functionality.

End of session

XSRF-TOKEN

Sterling Digital

Required for personalised PG prospectus functionality.

2 hours

_gat_geckoClient

Gecko forms

Used to throttle request rate between Gecko and Google Analytics Gecko privacy policy

1 minute

_ga

Gecko forms

Google user ID created by Gecko forms to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data for the website analytics reports. It uses a unique ID for users.

2 years

gcl_au

Gecko forms

Used through Google Analytics to understand Gecko form users’ interaction with the site and advertising

90 days

_gid

Gecko forms

Used through Google Analytics to distinguish users of Gecko forms and counts how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before.

1 day

Hm_lpvt_27da419cc76834716b4307af08c3722f

Gecko forms

Used by Gecko forms to track user interactions from our advertising campaigns through website page views to form submission.

End of session

Hm_lvt_27da419cc76834716b4307af08c3722f

Gecko forms

Used by Gecko forms to track user interactions from our advertising campaigns through website page views to form submission.

1 year

__lc_cid

LiveChat

Necessary for the functionality of the website's chat-box function. LiveChat privacy policy

3 years

__lc_cst

LiveChat

Necessary for the functionality of the website's chat-box function.

3 years

__lc2_cid,

LiveChat

Stores a unique ID string for each chat-box session. This allows the website-support to see previous issues and reconnect with the previous supporter.

3 years

__lc2_cst

LiveChat

Stores a unique ID string for each chat-box session. This allows the website-support to see previous issues and reconnect with the previous supporter.

3 years

mp_e9a59680aa5ae8a896c08d61ee24712a_mixpanel

Unibuddy

Used by Unibuddy to store a unique ID string for MixPanel. Unibuddy uses MixPanel to analyse how users interact with their software. Unibuddy cookie policy

1 year

vuid

Vimeo

Set by Vimeo as part of embedded Vimeo services on our website. They enable Vimeo to play the video and collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. Vimeo cookie policy

2 years

Changing your cookie settings

Most web browsers allow some control of many cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit https://ico.org.uk or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To control interest-based advertising from certain third-party advertising partners, you can learn more about opting out of receiving interest-based ads at optout.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

You can also opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on, and opt out of interest-based Google ads using Google’s Ads Settings.

In regions where GDPR laws apply, and your own browser settings have not blocked cookies automatically, our Website visitors are offered the ability to manage consent to Performance and Marketing cookies using a Cookie Control Tool on this Website. Following your initial interaction with the Cookie Control tool, your settings can be accessed and changed again at any time via the cog icon in the bottom left of your browser.

Online transactions

All payment transactions are handled securely. Areas of the Website that process online payments make use of - and transfer data to - third party software and service providers.

All third-party software and service providers that we use are compliant with the relevant Payment Card Industry standards.

For online donations, the contact details of the individual who has made the donation is held securely within the Directorate for Advancement for the purpose of thanking them, to reclaim tax and to renew gifts.

Contact information

If you have any queries or concerns about the website or the way cookies are used please contact webteam@stir.ac.uk
 
If you have any queries about privacy or the way your personal data is handled please use the contact details in the University’s overall privacy notice where you can also find further information about your data subject rights.