Use of Cookies

The Brunel website uses cookies, a small piece of information stored on your computer in the form of a file, to facilitate access to restricted areas and to monitor site usage.

Brunel does not use cookies to store personal data. Cookies are used to store a unique reference number for each visitor to the website, which allows one visitor to be distinguished from another. Information about accepting/rejecting cookies can be found at the bottom of this page – please note that if cookies are rejected on the Brunel website functionality may be impaired.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have identified four categories of cookies:


1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or submitting an enquiry form. These cookies will not gather information that could be used for marketing to the user, or remember customer preferences or user ID’s outside a single session (unless the user has requested this function).

Name: SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION
Purpose: This is a session cookie that allows the website to identify the numbers of unique visits to the site. 
Typical content: Randomly generated number
Expires: When user exits browser

Name: sq-active-remote-session
Purpose: This is a session cookie that identifies an action on the website, for instance submitting an enquiry form.
Typical content: Randomly generated number
Expires: When user exits browser

Name: eLibrary
Purpose: Only applicable to users who have logged into our eLibrary, allows access to online journals.
Typical content: loggedin
Expires: When user exits browser

Name: ezproxy
Purpose: Only applicable to users who have logged into our eLibrary, allows access to online journals.
Typical content: Randomly generated number
Expires: When user exits browser

 

2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. The following cookies are set by Google Analytics (More information about Google Analytics cookies):

Name: _utma, _utmx, _utmxx
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (eg directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: six months

Brunel also uses the Sitestat analytics package:

Name: s1
Purpose: Accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, eg website statistics
Content: random
Expires: 5 yrs

 

3. Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Name: _csuid, _csoot
Purpose: These cookies are used by Add This to track which social networking options (email a friend, send to Facebook etc) are the most popular tooks. This information is only collected in aggregate form.
Typical content: Randomly generated number
Expires: 2028

Name: googtrans
Purpose: This cookie is used to record if a user has set a language preference for the website (using the Google Translate tool).
Typical content: Relevant language code
Expires: When user exits browser

Third-party cookies (eg Youtube, Facebook, Twitter)
We embed content from third party websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, which may set cookies on your computer. For more information see the relevant privacy policies:

 

4. Targeting/advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Brunel doesn't use any category four cookies, although it is possible that third party tools embedded into the site may. if so, the third party site should obtain your consent to do so.

Third-party cookies (eg Youtube, Facebook, Twitter)
We embed content from third party websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, which may set cookies on your computer. For more information see the relevant privacy policies:

 

5. How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which 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 machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Page last updated: Tuesday 22 May 2012