Cookies are small text files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people who visit them. These text files allow a website to remember your device and how you interacted with the content you viewed. This information is useful as it will help make websites work (or work more efficiently) as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
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These cookies have been deemed necessary for the function of this website and will be left on your browser even if you opt-out of cookies via our cookies popup. By blocking these cookies from being set at a browser level, it could have unintended effects on your browsing experience, as we will be unable to record your preferences.
|Cookie preference||cookies||This cookie stores your preference toward the use analytics cookies on this website. The cookie is set when you respond to the cookie popup that appears at the bottom of the screen and is also used to keep the popup hidden while you have an active preference stored.||This cookie expires in 1 month|
|Alert popup||alert_XXXXXXXXXX||These cookies are set when you close the alert popup that appears when you visit the site and are used to stop the popup from appearing on subsequent page views. The numerical string in the cookie name represents a timestamp of when the alert information was last changed, meaning that if the content of the popup is updated, the cookie name will be altered in order to ensure that everyone sees the new information. Because of this, it is possible you may have multiple alert cookies in your browser with different timestamps as the information may have changed before the previous cookie had expired and a new popup was shown to you.||These cookies expire in 1 week|
|High contrast mode||contrast||This cookie is set when you interact with the “toggle contrast” button in the header of the website. It is used to store your preference on whether you prefer to see the default or high contrast stylesheet to ensure we can automatically apply this preference to subsequent pageviews. Without this cookie, the contrast would revert to normal every time you click through to another page and you would have to press the button again.||This cookie expires in 1 year|
|Large font mode||fontsize||This cookie is set when you interact with the “toggle font size” button in the header of the website. It is used to store your preference on whether you prefer to see the default or large font stylesheet to ensure we can automatically apply this preference to subsequent pageviews. Without this cookie, the font size would revert to normal every time you click through to another page and you would have to press the button again.||This cookie expires in 1 year|
|Cache bypass||wpSGCacheBypass||This cookie is used by the server for local caching purposes to improve loading time of the website..||This cookie expires in 90 minutes|
Please note that our site does not currently allow public logins, however if you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
The following cookies will only be left by this website if you choose to accept cookies when prompted by the cookie popup (see ‘Cookie preference’ in the table above).
|Universal Analytics (Google)||_ga|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. 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 and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data||_ga expires 2 years after your last visit to the website.|
_ga_GDGM5457R0 expires 3 years after your last visit to the website.
Other cookies set by Third Party sites
To support our website and services, we sometimes embed photos and video content from other websites. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. UTC Sheffield does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Where possible we will use privacy-enhanced embedded content that does not track your information until you interract with it, but this cannot be guaranteed.
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How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, 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 or www.allaboutcookies.org which contain comprehensive information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, how to delete them and how to block cookies on a wide variety of browsers. 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 being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.