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Cookies Policy
The Policy sets out what cookies are, why Durham University Alumni Online Community uses Cookies on its websites and your options relating to their use.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what's in your shopping basket. Durham University do not use cookies to collect personal information about you.
Google Analytics
Durham University Alumni Online Community make use of the Google Analytics service to understand how you navigate around our site. Further information on how Google Analytics uses cookies is available here To opt out of Google analytics visit here
Session Cookies
Session cookies allow users 'choices' to be remembered from page to page. An example of this functionality is the shopping basket feature of an online shop. When you visit a shop and select some items, the session cookie remembers your selection so your shopping basket will have the items you selected when you are ready to check out.
Session cookies used by Durham University Online Community include:
BBNC PartPurposeOptional/NeccesaryCookie Name
Content ComparisonImproved user experience/AnalyticsOptionalVisitorGuid
Donation FormProcess DonationsStrictly Neccesary.ASPXAUTH,
Language SelectorImproved user experienceStrictly NeccesaryCultureLanguage
PaymentProcess DonationsStrictly NeccesaryShoppingCartCookieID
Payment 2.0Process DonationsStrictly NeccesarySalesOrderID
Suggested ContentImproved user experience OptionalVisitorGuid
User LoginLogin,
Register submit
Strictly Neccesary.ASPXAUTH
User Networking ManagerImproved user experience (means of caching information between User Networking pages)Strictly NeccesaryBBNCMessageCollapsedView,
A number of other cookies are used by particular web applications to maintain, for example, a shopping basket, or similar. Rejecting these cookies will prevent you using that application, but will have no effect on the rest of the site.
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Please check the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn about your cookie preferences, and how to remove cookies from your system. The website will provide you with further information about cookies
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