University of Essex

Cookies on the University website

Note: this page provides additional information about cookies on the University of Essex website and should be read in conjunction with the privacy and cookies policy.

Cookie name Description Further information
General
ASP.NET_SessionId
.ASPXAUTH
.ASPAUTH
These cookies facilitate the smooth operation of our website, and may be used on every URL ending in .aspx, throughout the site. The cookies are created when you enter our website and deleted when you close your web browser. If you block these cookies you may experience a loss of some functionality on our website. More information from Microsoft
__utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmz
__utmv
__utmx
_ga
These cookies are set by a third party (Google), allowing us to use Google Analytics software to help us understand how visitors use our website; they may be used throughout our site. The cookies send anonymised information to Google, which is compiled into analytics reports. These cookies are created when you enter our website and deleted when you close your web browser. If you block these cookies you should experience no loss of functionality on our website, and the anonymised information about how you use our website will not be transmitted to Google or included in any reports.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Google Analytics' privacy policy
cuvid This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. The cookie expires two years after it was first set.  
Blogs
wordpress_
wordpress_logged_in_
wp-settings-{time}-[UID]
These cookies are set when you have logged into our blog service. They allow you to remain logged in and store some user preferences. If you block these cookies you will be able to view our blogs (unless the blog has been set to require logging in) but you will be unable to interact by adding comments. These cookies expire two weeks after they were first set. More information from WordPress
comment_author comment_author_email comment_author_url These cookies are set when you post a comment on one of our blogs. They are for your convenience so that you do not have to retype your information if you wish to make further comments; blocking them removes this facility. These cookies expire within a year of first being set. More information from WordPress
Institutional Repository
eprints_session This is set when you log in to the Institutional Repository, and removed when you close your browser. If you blocked this cookie you would still be able to browse repository content but wouldn’t be able to log in; that would mean staff users with cookies blocked couldn’t log in and enter their own publications into the system.  
Postgraduate application form
ASP.NET_deus_SessionId This cookie is created when you enter this website and deleted when you close your web browser.  
UoEssex_Application Persistent, first party cookie: lasts for 124 days; contains e-mail address used to register for Postgraduate application form . Set voluntarily on the log-in page if the user checks the "remember me" box. Facilitates faster subsequent logins to the user's postgraduate course application(s).  
Student timetables
CustomSessionId Used to ensure user's session hasn't timed out. This cookie is created when you enter this website and deleted when you close your web browser.  
TestCookie This cookie contains the value "ok" and is used to ensure that user's browser is capable of accepting session cookies (without which the Timetables site doesn't work). It expires in one minute.  
My Pocket Timetable
CustomSessionId Used to ensure user's session hasn't timed out. This cookie is created when you enter the website and deleted when you close your web browser.  
__utmmobile
utmUrl
utmdebug
utmr
utmp
utmac
utmwv
utmn
utmhn
utmcc
utmvid
utmip
These cookies are set by a third party (Google), allowing us to use Google Analytics software to help us understand how visitors use our website; they may be used throughout our site. The cookies send anonymised information to Google, which is compiled into analytics reports. These cookies are created when you enter our website and deleted when you close your web browser. If you block these cookies you should experience no loss of functionality on our website, and the anonymised information about how you use our website will not be transmitted to Google or included in any reports.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Google Analytics' privacy policy
Exam timetables
TestCookie This cookie contains the value "ok" and is used to ensure that user's browser is capable of accepting session cookies (without which the exam timetables site doesn't work). It expires in one minute.  
ASP.NET_examtimetables_SessionId Used to ensure user's session hasn't timed out. This cookie is created when you enter the website and deleted when you close your web browser.  
Moodle
MoodleSessionEssex Essential when using Moodle. You must allow this cookie into your browser to provide continuity and maintain your login from page to page. When you log out or close the browser this cookie is destroyed.  
MOODLEID_Essex For convenience only. Remembers your username, so when you return to the site the username field on the login page will already be filled out for you. It is safe to refuse this cookie - you will just have to retype your username every time you log in.  
Webmail
MstrPgLd1
MstrPgLd2
OutlookSession
PBack
TimeOffset
UserContext
cadata
owacsdc
sessionid
tzid
These cookies contain information about your current session, including log-in information, page preferences and time-zone. These cookies are essential and if you block cookies from this site you will be unable to use the University's webmail service. They are created when you enter the website and deleted when you close your web browser.   
Library catalogue (serlib0.essex.ac.uk)
III_EXPT_FILE
III_SESSION_ID
SESSION_SCOPE
These cookies contain information about your current session, including log-in information and search history. If these cookies are blocked,  some or all functionality will be lost; in particular, you will be unable to view personalised information. These cookies are created when you enter the website and deleted when you close your web browser.   
Shibboleth authentication
JSESSIONID
_idp_authn_lc_key
These cookies are used to demonstrate that you have signed in via Shibboleth. These cookies are essential and if you block them you will be unable to use any services that require Shibboleth authentication. These cookies are created when you sign in via Shibboleth and deleted when you close your web browser.  
Listen Again and Panopto
FolderFilter This cookie records your viewing preference between visits to the site. It expires a year after being set.  
UserSettings This cookie records some of your user preferences between visits to the site. It expires 50 years after being set.  
admin This cookie records the last session you viewed. It expires 7 days after being set.  
gsScrollPos This cookie remembers how far down a page you have viewed. It expires at the end of your session.  
My Essex for Applicants
UoE.MyEssexApplicants.IsCASQuestionnaireFormOpen This cookie contains the value "true" or "false" and is used to determine whether the "CAS questionnaire" form should be shown or not. This cookie is created when you enter the website and deleted when you close your web browser.  
UoE.MyEssexApplicants.IsDefaultEqualOpportunitiesOpen This cookie contains the value "true" or "false" and is used to determine whether the "Equal opportunities monitoring" form should be shown or not. This cookie is created when you enter the website and deleted when you close your web browser.  
UoE.MyEssexApplicants.IsPGContactDetailsOpen This cookie contains the value "true" or "false" and is used to determine whether the "Update your contact details" form should be shown or not. This cookie is created when you enter the website and deleted when you close your web browser.  
UoE.MyEssexApplicants.IsUGPGOtherContactDetailsOpen This cookie contains the value "true" or "false" and is used to determine whether the "Update your contact details" form should be shown or not. This cookie is created when you enter the website and deleted when you close your web browser.  
My Essex for Students
UoE.MyEssexStudents.IsConsentToDiscloseInformationOpen This cookie contains the value "true" or "false" and is used to determine whether the "Consent to disclose information" form should be shown or not. This cookie is created when you enter the website and deleted when you close your web browser.