Hubert Perrodo Building

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies placed directly by a website owner (like the college) are known as ‘first party cookies’. ‘Third party cookies’ are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user (e.g. Twitter).

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website. Some plug-ins/widgets also use third party cookies.

Further details can be found in the sections below.

Drupal

This website is run on the Drupal content management system (CMS). Drupal sets some cookies in order to improve the user experience and assist in the delivery of the site (e.g. to test whether a user has JavaScript enabled). The following cookies are set by Drupal on this site:

Cookie ID Purpose Links to personal data? Data Type Lifespan
has_js Determines whether or not JavaScript is enabled so that Drupal can more efficiently perform operations to enhance the user experience no boolean Session End of session
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight Stores user interface preferences no   Session 1 year

Please note that the only cookie that is set before you consent to cookies is the has_js cookie. It is not currently possible for the site to function without setting this cookie.

Drupal cookies for logged in users

In addition to the cookies listed above, the following cookies are set when you log in to the site:

Cookie ID Purpose Links to personal data? Data Type Lifespan
SESS[randomstring] Identifies the user's session no unique string Persistent 23 days

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. Google Analytics uses cookies to record information about usage. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For further information on how Google Analytics handles user data please see the overview of Google Analytics privacy. The table below shows details of the cookies that Google analytics uses:

Cookie ID Purpose Links to personal data? Data Type Lifespan
_utma Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 2 years
_utmz Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 6 months
_ga Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 2 years
_gat Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 1 minute
_gid Tracking for statistics no Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 24 hours

Our website uses third-party suppliers and partners who may also set cookies on your computer or mobile phone as you browse our website.

Please note that, where we embed content from third-party sites such as Twitter, you may also have cookies from these third-party websites installed on your device. St Peter’s College does not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.

Please also note that, if you use one of the ‘sharing tools’ on our website to share content using social networks, these social networks may install a cookie on your device. St Peter’s College does not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.

Cookie ID Purpose Further information
ads_prefs
auth_token
csrf_same_site_set
dnt
eu_cn
external_referer
guest_id
kdt
netpu
personalization_id
remember_checked_on
synidcation_guest_id
tfw_exp
twid
twitter_ads_id
lang
These cookies are set by the Twitter plugin on the college website homepage. These cookies, provided by Twitter, are used in conjunction with the Twitter social plugins in order to allow following our Twitter accounts easily, sharing content via Twitter, and displaying the latest tweet. Twitter makes use of cookies to improve its own service. Twitter Privacy Policy

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen you overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalised to you. It may also stop you from saving customised settings like login information.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Any changes we may make to our Cookie Policy in the future will be posted on this page.