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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

To make our site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. This page explains what we are collecting and why.

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Our website ( also uses cookies to help you access content on the site - providing a better user experience - and also allows us to track visitor journeys. 

Some of the cookies we make use of collect your IP address, which is your personal data. We collect web analytics and social media usage from a number of service providers including Google Analytics, Facebook and Twitter. 

Necessary Cookies

Cookie Purpose
lastTitle Stores the previous page title when viewing related module information. Used for navigation purposes only and is removed when the web browser is closed. (Newcastle University)
lastUrl Stores the link to the previous page when viewing the related module information. Used for navigation purposes only and is removed when the web browser is closed. (Newcastle University)
Used by the AddThis social sharing widget. It's main purpose is for functionality. (AddThis)


Used by service to authorise our use of the service for embedding media. (


These cookies help track the number of views for a particular embedded YouTube video. (YouTube)


Each course has multiple course codes (depending on mode of study, year of entry etc), this cookie stores a list of these course codes after the user selects 'apply now'. The data is used to prefill the postgraduate application portal. (Newcastle University)
PGCourseTitle Each course has a unique title. This cookie stores the title and, after the user selects 'apply now', the data is used to prefill the postgraduate application portal. (Newcastle University)

Statistics Related Cookies

Cookie Purpose
_utma Stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. (Google Analytics)
Used to check approximately how long you stay on a site. (Google Analytics)
_utmz Stores where you came from (eg search engine, search keyword, link). (Google Analytics)


Used to distinguish users. (Google Analytics)


Uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample. (Hot Jar)

Marketing Cookies

Cookie Purpose
datr Used to identify the session for tracking purposes. (Facebook)
fr Advertising cookie used to deliver, measure, and improve the relevancy of adverts. (Facebook)
Allows content from Twitter to be shown on website pages and pages to be shared on Twitter. (Twitter)
ISSU We use to embed publications in our web pages. Used to monitor access of (ISSUU)


B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn. (LinkedIn)


This is a unique tracking parameter that Google uses to transfer information between our Google Ads account and our Google Analytics account.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. Without them some features of this site may not work as intended.

How to control cookies

You can control and delete cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. The help menu of your browser details how to change cookie preferences.

If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site.

Find out more about cookies and get instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google analytics across all websites visit


Twitter is changing the way they allow users to opt out of  interest-based ads. Instead of a browser’s Do Not Track function they’re offering the following options:

  • if you are on the web, you can visit the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool to opt out of seeing interest-based advertising from Twitter
  • on your mobile device, enable the 'Limit Ad Tracking' setting in your iOS phone’s settings, or the setting to 'Opt out of Ads Personalization' in your Android phone’s settings.

To find out more about Twitter's privacy controls for personalized ads visit

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