Use of cookies by Goldsmiths

Primary page content

When you visit the websites of Goldsmiths, University of London, using a web browser or similar tool, a small file (a "cookie") may be stored on your computer or other access device, which sends Goldsmiths information about your usage of its website. Goldsmiths may access and update this information during subsequent visits that you make to its websites.

We use cookies to:

  • Collect analytics on how people use our website so we can improve it
  • Monitor the effectiveness of our advertising on other websites, search engines and social networks
  • Serve targeted advertising on other websites, search engines and social networks
  • Remember choices you have made on your own device (eg keeping you logged in to pages)

You can control the advertising you see using these websites:

We use Google Analytics, which you can opt-out within your browser using Google's add-on.

Cookies used on gold.ac.uk

Domains covered by these lists

DomainDescription
www.gold.ac.uk Our main website
info.gold.ac.uk Service for applications and student records
sites.gold.ac.uk Blogs and websites for Goldsmiths projects and departments
geckoform.com Service for forms used for data collection

Strictly necessary cookies

These are technically essential to the provision of the www.gold.ac.uk website. For example, some cookies are used to enable secure login to restricted areas.

Cookie nameDomainDescription
cb---enabled---DATEYEAR www.gold.ac.uk
info.gold.ac.uk
sites.gold.ac.uk
This cookie records that you have seen and dismissed our notification that we use cookies
gold www.gold.ac.uk Session ID for staff who add events to the website (deleted on logout or browser session end).
PHPSESSID www.gold.ac.uk Maintains PHP sessions
info.gold.ac.uk ASP .NET_SessionId Maintains ASP sessions

Functional cookies

These enable additional functionality to improve your experience on the website. For example, recording settings for future visits so as to save users having to repeat making the same choices.

Cookie nameDomainDescription
appView www.gold.ac.uk Hides site header and footer from traffic coming from our Goldsmiths App
resolution www.gold.ac.uk Records the screen resolution and a value that relates to the pixel density of the screen. Used across the whole site for adaptive images – delivering images of an appropriate size for the screen
AWSALB geckoform.com This cookie allows for multiple services using a load balancer to detect which server cluster is serving you

Performance

These enable additional functionality to improve your experience on the website. For example, recording settings for future visits so as to save users having to repeat making the same choices.

Cookie nameDomainDescription
__ga
__gat
__gid
__utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmt
__utmz
All These cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. You can opt-out within your browser using Google's add-on
mf_[session] www.gold.ac.uk This cookie is used by Mouseflow to identify the browser session while it happens. The cookie is deleted as soon as the session ends.
mf_user www.gold.ac.uk This cookie is used by Mouseflow whether the user is a returning or first time visitor. This is done simply by a yes/no toggle - no further information about the user is stored.
AWSALB geckoform.com This cookie allows for multiple services using a load balancer to detect which server cluster is serving you
__utma geckoform.com Enable tracking when cookies are disabled for google analytics
__utmc geckoform.com Enable tracking when cookies are disabled for google analytics
_ceg.s
_ceg.u
geckoform.com This cookie name is associated with software provided by Crazy Egg Inc., a USA based company providing web analytics that tracks how visitors interact with pages on a site.
fs_intercom geckoform.com Used by intercom for statistical data on page use, miss clicks and 'rage' clicks
fs_uid
intercom-id- bgu4tlgk
geckoform.com Used by intercom to a visitor ID that is used to generate statistical data on the number of visitors to the page
intercom-lou- xnmxp5mp geckoform.com Used by intercom for statistical data on page use, miss clicks and 'rage' clicks
intercom-session- xnmxp5mp geckoform.com Used by intercom to record a session ID
nmstat geckoform.com This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page.
sc.ASP.NET_SESSIONID
sc.UserId
geckoform.com This cookie name is associated with the SessionCam web analytics application from ServiceTick.

 

Advertising/targeting cookies

These are set by advertising companies we use to help us monitor the effectiveness of our advertising.

From time to time we make use of remarketing advertising services, which place cookies on your computer and will increase the likelihood of you seeing more adverts from Goldsmiths on other web sites that you visit.

Advertising companies used by Goldsmiths
CompanyWebsiteChange your settings
Amazon advertising.amazon.co.uk/ www.amazon.co.uk/adprefs

Facebook
(including Instagram)

facebook.com/business/ads  facebook.com/ads/preferences 
Google
(including DoubleClick)
ads.google.com  adssettings.google.com 
LinkedIn business.linkedin.com www.linkedin.com/psettings/
guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out
Microsoft
(including Bing)
ads.microsoft.com about.ads.microsoft.com/en-gb/
resources/policies/personalized-ads

Embedded content

We embed content from the following services on our websites. They may use cookies from within their content.

Airtable

We use Airtable to show database tables.  See Airtable's privacy policy for how they manage cookies: airtable.com/privacy

Google Maps

Our maps are served by Google Maps. This includes our Campus Map, where we have overlaid our own map. This is governed by Google’s privacy policy: policies.google.com/technologies/cookies

Issuu

Issuu is used to show publications. See Issuu's cookie policy: issuu.com/legal/cookies

SoundCloud

We have audio streams served by SoundCloud. See SoundCloud’s cookie policy: soundcloud.com/pages/cookies

Spotify

Some pages feature Spotify playlists. See Spotify's cookie policy: spotify.com/uk/legal/cookies-policy

Twitter

Some pages include the ability to share with Twitter. See Twitter’s cookie policy: help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies

Vimeo

Some pages include videos served by Vimeo. This includes auto-playing videos featured in the top ‘hero’ areas of pages. See Vimeo’s cookie policy: vimeo.com/cookie_policy

YouTube

Some videos are served by YouTube, which is governed by Google’s privacy policy: policies.google.com/technologies/cookies