This policy explains what information we gather when you visit the Middlesex University website, and explains how that information is used.
It is important for you to appreciate that the website contains extensive links to and from other independent third-party sites, both within the University and elsewhere. This policy covers the central website, represented by URLs starting www.mdx.ac.uk. You will need to consult the appropriate information on other sites for information on their policies. Middlesex University is not responsible for any cookies that may be set by third party websites that are linked to from pages on this site.
In common with most websites, this site automatically logs certain information about every request made of it (see below for more details). This information is used for system administration, for bug tracking, and for producing usage statistics.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
The following data is automatically collected for each request:
Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time to time for specific purposes.
In addition, the computers on which the website is hosted keep records of attempts (authorised and unauthorised) to use them for purposes other than access to the web server. This data typically includes:
The web browsers of most computers are set up to accept cookies. You can enable your web browser to disable cookies or prompt you when a website is attempting to add a cookie. You can also delete cookies that have previously been added to your computer's cookie file. Please visit the Information Commissioner's Office website to find out how to disable and delete cookies.
|Session cookies||announcement_info||Information if user close announcement window|
|cookies_info||Information if user accepts cookies|
|pages||Information about saved pages|
|SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION||Automatically generated by Matrix lzZf|
|ScreenColour||Stores selected value if user selects screen colour in accessibility options|
|TextSize||Stores selected value if user selects text size in accessibility options|
|Google Analytics||ga||Used to distinguish users.|
|_utmc||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|_utmv||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
Google used these to track how many people are using their maps, which appear on our location pages.
Persistent – expires after 1000 days. This cookie is used to help record the visitor’s use of the website.
Cookies outside of our mdx.ac.uk domain
DoubleClick by Google
Google uses these cookies to improve your online experience, while tracking ad response rates to improve the effectiveness of online advertising on external websites.
SiteImprove uses this cookie to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site. This information can be used to reduce user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information quicker.