Cookies Policy Page

The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) uses cookies to ensure the website functions correctly, to provide social media features and to analyse website performance. We may share information about your use of our website with our social media and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

Cookies are small text files stored on your browser and they contain certain information about you, or your website behaviour, such as your language preferences or whether you are a new or returning user to our website. This allows us to give you a better website experience.

The UBDC website uses a combination of first- and third-party cookies. First party cookies are placed on your browser by the same website you are on (www.ubdc.ac.uk), while third party cookies are placed on your browser by a different website than the one you are on (i.e. Twitter).

Cookies table

Cookie Purpose More information
__utma A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.
Lifespan: Persistent
Tracks the number of times a visitor has been to our website, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
__utmb A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.
Lifespan: 30 minutes
Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on our website.
__utmc A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.
Lifespan: At end of session
Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on our website.
__utmz A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.
Lifespan: 6 months
Tracks where a visitor came from, for example which search engine, search keyword or link they used.
show_bar Determines whether the cookie information bar at the top of the site is shown.
Lifetime: 10,000 days
 
slider A cookie used to control the image slider.
Lifespan: At end of session
 
mysession A cookie used to enable customised options for a logged in user.
Lifespan: One hour
 

How to manage cookies

At UBDC we respect your right to privacy, that is why we require your consent to use any non-essential cookies. However, not allowing certain type of cookies may impact how the website works. You can choose your cookies preference by using the consent preference centre on the website (or clicking on the orange cookie at the bottom left hand-side of the screen).

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains: www.ubdc.ac.uk. Please state your consentID and date when you contact us regarding your consent.

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