What is a cookie?
A 'cookie' is a small data file, comprised of a text-only string of information, which a website transfers to the web browser on your computer's hard drive, either temporarily for the duration of your visit or sometimes for longer periods, depending on the type of cookie. Cookies perform a number of functions (including to distinguish you from other users of the same website or to remember certain things about you, such as your preferences) and are used by most websites to improve your user experience.
Each cookie is unique to your web browser and will contain some anonymous information. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie and a value (usually in the form of a randomly generated unique number).
Types of cookies
The main types of cookies that websites may use are described below:
- Session cookies
These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your web browser only for the duration of your visit and they are deleted when you close the browser.
- Persistent cookies
These remain in the cookie file of your web browser even after the browser is closed, sometimes for a year or longer (the exact length of time will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Persistent cookies are used where the website operator may need to know who you are for more than one browsing session (e.g. to remember your username or website customisation preferences).
- First-party cookies
These are cookies planted on your browser and/or hard drive by the actual website you are visiting. This involves assigning a unique identity to you with a view of tracking your journey on the website. Website operators often use first-party cookies for session management and recognition purposes.
- Third-party cookies
These are cookies used by third parties, such as social networks, to track your visits onto various websites on which they advertise. The website operator will not have control over these third-party cookies.
Cookies on this website and how to manage them
On this website, we use the cookies described in the table below in order to improve the user experience for our website visitors.
The table below provides information about the cookies we use on this website, including how to disable them and the resultant impact on the website's functionality. If you would like more information about how to manage certain types of cookies, including how to control or delete them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
|NAME||DESCRIPTION||TYPE & HOST||DURATION||
|IMPACT ON FUNCTIONALITY IF DISABLED|
|Google Analytics Cookies||
Google Analytics cookies are analytical/performance cookies that enable us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. Such cookies can tell us how many visitors are using the website, the times and duration of use, as well as providing information about the way in which the visitors are navigating around the website. This information helps us to improve the way our website works. It is anonymous information and does not contain any personal details.
For more information on Google Analytics please click on the following link (please note this will take you away from this UCB website):
Persistent and session cookies
For further information, please click here
You can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting:
|If you disable these cookies, your site usage will not be counted or used in the statistics we gather in order to improve our website service. The website functionality will not be affected.|
|Cookies from social networks||
Third party social networks can place cookies on your device if you elect to share content from our website with another third party website by clicking on one of the embedded "share" buttons.
We have no control over these third-party cookies. Please visit the relevant third party's website to find out more about these cookies and how to manage them.
1 x persistent cookie: 6 Month
Facebook: not applicable
|It is possible to block third-party cookies through your browser settings (see the Help function).||The interactive "share" feature will not be available. You will be unable to share content from our website with the third party's website through the "share" function.|