Cookie Policy

 

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that save on your computer when you visit a website. They help make websites function and provide information to the website owners. Cookies also recognise your computer when your computer revisits the website.

More information on cookies and the law can be found on the International Chambers of Commerce guide.

How the PSU uses cookies

We use cookies to make our website work and to see how our website is used so that we can identify ways to improve it. This includes:

  • Which pages you visit
  • How long you spend viewing our website
  • If you have visited our site before
  • How you came to the website (e.g. clicked on a link from another website)

The cookies we use

Cookies fall into four categories:

  • Necessary - Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Performance – Performance cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide features that are more relevant to you.
  • Statistics – Statistics cookies improve the way a website works by collecting information about how the website is used; like which pages are viewed the most and if a page causes an error. The information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
  • Targeting/advertising – Targeting/advertising cookies help display ads that are relevant to you.

Cookies are stored for two lengths of time:

  • Session – Session cookies are removed once you close your computer browser.
  • Persistent – Persistent cookies are stored for a specific amount of time.

In some cases, we use cookies provided by trusted third parties such as Google Analytics (so we can understand how our site is used and how we can improve visitors’ experiences) and social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter so that you can easily connect to them from our website. These services may also place cookies on your device, but the PSU does not have control over these cookies. For information on a third party’s cookies please visit their website.

Your consent applies to the following domains: www.thepsu.org & civi.thepsu.org

The main cookies used by our website have been listed below along with their purpose, category, and the length of time they are stored on your computer.

 Cookie name

 Purpose

Category

Time stored on computer

 CookieConsent

Stores your cookie consent preferences for our website

 Necessary

 1 year

 ASP.NET_SessionId

Stores information to allow easy navigation between pages on our website. The information is no longer stored after you close your web browser.

 Necessary

 Session

 PHPSESSID

Stores information to allow easy navigation between pages on our website. The information is no longer stored after you close your web browser.

 Necessary

 Session

 _RequestVerificationToken

Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

 Necessary

 Session

 CookieConsentBulkTicket

Enables cookie consent across multiple websites

 Performance

 1 year

 

We also use third party suppliers who set cookies on our website to enable them to provide us with services. These cookies are used mainly for reporting and advertising purposes to help us improve your experience on our website.


Google.com (Google.com privacy policies)

 Cookie name

Purpose

Category

Time stored on computer

 NID

 

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behavior of Google Maps users.

 Targeting/

Advertising

 

 6 months

 

Google Analytics (Google Analytics privacy policy)

 Cookie name

Purpose

Category

Time stored on computer

 _ga

Helps us improve your experience on our website by providing us statistical data on how visitors use our website. Users are distinguished using unique IDs.

 Statistics

 2 years

 _gid

Helps us improve your experience on our website by providing us statistical data on how visitors use our website. Users are distinguished using unique IDs.

 Statistics

 Session

 _gat

This cookie does not store any user information. It limits the collection of data on high traffic sites. In our case, it limits the collection of data from DoubleClick, a subsidiary of Google.

 Statistics

 Session

 r/collect

 (via doubleclick.net)

Collects data to measure efficiency of viewed or clicked ads and shows targeted ads.

 Targeting/ Advertising

 Session

 Collect

Helps us improve your experience on our website by providing us statistical data on how visitors use our website.

 Statistics

 Session

 

YouTube (Youtube privacy policy)

 Cookie name

 Purpose

 Category

Time stored on computer

 VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

 Targeting/

Advertising

 

 179 days

 GPS

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location..

 Targeting/

Advertising

 Session

 YSC

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

 Targeting/

Advertising

 Session

 yt-remote-cast-installed,

 yt-remote-fast-check-period,

 yt-remote-session-app,

 yt-remote-session-name,

 yt-remote-connected-devices,

 yt-remote-device-id

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Targeting/

Advertising

 Session

 yt.innertube::requests,

 yt.innertube::nextId

 Unclassified

 Unclassified

 Persistent

 

Your rights

You can choose if you want to accept the cookies we use by either:

  • Using the pop-up cookie consent that appears when accessing our website OR
  • Changing the cookie preference settings on your browser. The 'Help' menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser's cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.

Please note - if you do not accept our cookies, you might have limited access to this website’s functionality.

Cookie declaration last updated on 17/06/2018