Cookies Policy

A cookie is a small data file, that is sent to your web browser by a website and is stored on your computer or mobile device. Our website (www.ncl.ac.uk) uses cookies to track visitor journeys (the pages you visit) and device details (eg browser version). This information helps us to understand how best to design the website and provide our users with a better experience.

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you and we do not support the placement of cookies by 3rd party advertisers. We do use the services of analytics providers, ComScore and Google Analytics. The cookies they use to collate data are outlined in the table below.

Cookie Name Purpose
ns_cookietest Confirms that your browser is able to accept cookies. (ComScore)
ns_session Used to identify user sessions on www.ncl.ac.uk. (ComScore)
_utma, Stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. (Google Analytics)
_utmb, _utmc Used to check approximately how long you stay on a site. (Google Analytics)
_utmz stores where a visitor came from (e.g. search engine, search keyword, link). (Google Analytics)

Please check the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Alternatively, www.allaboutcookies.org contains 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. To opt out of being tracked by Google analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

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