Cookie Policy

In common with most websites, the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) makes use of cookies.

A cookie is a small data file which is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. When you return to a previously visited website – or visit a website that uses the same cookies – that website will recognise these cookies and therefore your device.

Cookies perform essential functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently and generally improving your browsing experience.

We do not use cookies to store personal information, nor do we use them to identify individuals.

We use the information stored in these files in two ways:

Essential cookies
These cookies are necessary, as they enable you to move around our website and use its features. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

CookiePurposeDuration/Expiry
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non-necessary".11months
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".1 hour
__cfduidThe cookie is set by CloudFare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.11months

Analytical / performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather any information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works, using the web analytics platforms Google Analytics. You can find out more about Google Analytics at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

And more about the Google Analytics privacy policy at https://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/.

These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising.

CookiePurposeDuration/Expiry
_gaThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, camapign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randoly generated number to identify unique visitors.2 years
_gidThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.1 day
_gatThis cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.1 minute

Can you refuse or opt out of cookies?

Changing your browser settings can limit or prevent cookies and should use your browser’s ‘help’ function to learn more about how to do this. You can also find out how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you’d like to find out more about how to manage cookies stored on your device, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/