Cookies are small text files placed on to your computer by the websites you visit. They help improve your experience and allow website-owners to analyse visits.
You can set your device to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at all. If you choose not to receive cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the website's features and we may not be able to personalise your experience on site. Each internet browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to find out how to change your cookie preferences. More information on cookies is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/
We use retargeting services on behalf of education institutions partners to show you advertising that you may be interested in, based on your interactions on our sites. When you are visiting other websites, such as a news service, you may see one of these ads.
Retargeting works by analysing the areas you look at online – such as course subjects or university locations – and creating targeted online advertising campaigns on behalf of our advertising clients. The content of the adverts will specifically support your educational journey, with a particular focus on the types of subjects and institutions which you have previously viewed on our websites.
Cookies and Smart Pixel technologies support our retargeting services which are delivered via partners such as Admedo, Adroll, Facebook and Instagram.
We use the following cookies:
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our sites and see how users move around the sites. This information helps us to improve our websites, for example, by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for.
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Life time|
|__ga||This cookie helps us count the number of people visiting Postgraduate Search by tracking if you've visited before.||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit Postgraduate Search by tracking if you’ve visited before.||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.||10 minutes|
|_gat_newTracker||This cookie allows us to analyse the website usage, by users, to improve the content and services.||24 hours|
|__utma||This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third-party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site.||2 years|
|__utmb||This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time a user spends on the Postgraduate Search site.||Today|
|__utmc||This cookie works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser.||At end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|__utmz||This cookie tells us how you reached the Whatuni site, for example from a search engine or via a different website.||6 months|
|__utmv||This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third-party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site.||Today|
|AMP_TOKEN||This cookie contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.||1 year|
|pgs_random_value||This helps us understand how many and type of featured institutions that have been served to a user of the duration of a session. This is to ensure that we are effectively randomising featured institutions for optimal user experience.||At the end of the session, when you close the browser.|
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
|Cookie Name||What it's for||Life time|
|ev1||To store the search keyword||At end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|ORA_WX_SESSION||This cookie is used to give each user a unique identifier so we can make your journey smoother while you are on the site. This might include keeping you logged in if you have registered or maintaining anything you may have shortlisted.||At end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|pgsuid||Persistent login cookies are the cookies that are stored with your browser when you click the "remember me" button on the login form.||1 year|
|pgs_x||This cookie is used to record the session information.||At the end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|pgs_track_id||This cookie is used to record the unique track session information.||30 days|
|pgs_bsktid||This cookie is used to record the comparison information.||6 months|
|wcache||This cookie is used to clear the web cache when a user logged in.||At the end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|pgs_usertype||This cookie is used to show the cookie pop-up for a first-time user.||1 year|
|SR_filter||This cookie is used to set the selected filter section at the top for the filter action in mobile and ipad view.||At end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|SR_region||This cookie is used to store the region name and displays the selected location for a particular region.||At end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|SR_ROLLUP||This cookie is used to display a message when relevant data is not available for your search query.||At end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|compareLb_dont||This cookie is used to hide the 'compare' option when the user clicks the "Don't show".||At end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|Nav_search_GA||This cookie is used to log the keyword search from the homepage search bar||Once the page has got rendered the cookie will be deleted.|
|funding_search_filter||This cookie is used to set the selected filter section at the top for the filter action in mobile and ipad view in funding search page.||At end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|cookie_splash_flag||This cookie is used to record that the user has accepted the cookies policy on our site and reminds us not to show the same message.||1 Year.|
|cookie_screen_width||This cookie is used to record the user device screen resolution information.||At the end of the session, when you close the browser.|
|LAT_LONG||Identifies users latitudinal/longitudinal information. This information helps to assist clients in recruitment planning activity based on user’s regional data.||At the end of the session, when you close your browser.|
|PGS_YOE||This cookie is used to record the year of entry information.||At the end of the session, when you close your browser.|
|VWO||A/B Testing||To allow different tests and track visitor behaviour on the website to deliver the best user experience. No personally identifiable information is collected.|
|Social Media||These cookies enable you to share articles on Facebook.|
|Social Media||These cookies enable you to share articles via Twitter.|
|YouTube||Social Media||These cookies enable you to view embedded YouTube videos on our site.|
|Admedo||Retargeting||These cookies let Admedo know when to serve ads, ensuring that ads are served to only to people who have previously visited the site.|
|Adroll||Retargeting||These cookies let Adroll know when to serve ads, ensuring that ads are served to only to people who have previously visited the site. This includes cross site tracking to tailor ads to user.|
|Google DoubleClick||Advertising||These cookies are used by Google's DoubleClick for Publishers system which serves the banner advertising on the site.|
|Google Adsense||Advertising||These cookies are used by Google's Adsense to measure interactions with ads and to prevent the same ad from being displayed too often.|
|GoogleAdServingTest||Advertising||This cookie is used to serve ads and advertising banners.|