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Cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task;
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested;
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they work fast.

How can I control my cookies?

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them (external link). You can also use your web browser to:

  • delete all cookies;
  • block all cookies;
  • allow all cookies;
  • block third-party cookies;
  • clear cookies when you close the browser;
  • install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality;
  • open an 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data

How cookies are used on Postgraduatesearch.com

Below is further information on how cookies are used on Postgraduate Search including the cookie name and the length of time a cookie is active. This cookies policy was last updated on 31st July 2018.

Universal Analytics

Cookie Name What it's for Life time
__gads This cookie is used by Google's DoubleClick for Publishers system which serves the banner advertising on the site. 2 years
__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

Google Analytics

Cookie Name What it's for Life time
__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

Functional Cookies

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.
NID This cookie is used for embedded Google Maps on pages, to enable its functionality. At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
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.

Additional Third-Party Cookies

We also allow the following third-parties to drop cookies on Postgraduate Search in order to improve our site functionality. Please note we use cookies to make advertising more engaging and relevant to users, and more valuable to clients and partners. By using advertising on Postgraduate Search, we are able to keep our services free for users.

Third-Party Type What's it For
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.
Facebook Social Media These cookies enable you to share articles on Facebook.
Twitter 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.
Google Plus Social Media These cookies enable you to share articles on Google Plus.
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.