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Cookie register

Below are some of the most common cookies found on UCL's web sites. We are currently conducting an audit to compile a comprehensive list of cookies used across all sub-sites.

Third party cookies

CookieTypeOpt outPrivacy
Facebook PixelAdvertisingFacebook opt outFacebook privacy policy
Google AnalyticsPerformanceGoogle Analytics opt outGoogle privacy policy
Google DoubleClickAdvertisingGoogle DoubleClick opt out Google privacy policy
YouTubeAdvertisingGoogle Analytics opt outGoogle privacy policy
New RelicPerformance New Relic privacy policy
SoundCloudAdvertisingSoundCloud opt outSoundCloud privacy policy
IssuuAdvertisingIssuu privacy opt outIssuu privacy policy
QuantserveAdvertisingQuantserve opt outQuantserve privacy policy
Scorecard researchPerformanceScorecardResearch opt outScorecardResearch privacy policy 
LinkedInAdvertisingLinkedIn opt outLinkedIn privacy policy
AppnexusAdvertisingAppnexus opt outAppnexus privacy policy
MIQ digitalAdvertisingMIQ digital opt outMIQ digital privacy policy

UCL Cookies

Drupal Session Cookie (SSESSxxxxxxxxxxxx)DrupalThis cookie stores the session ID of an authenticated user to provide them a better user experience.This cookie expires 23 days from the session date.
cookie-agreedDrupal Cookie PopupRemebers that a user has hidden the cookie pop up


Drupal.tableDrag.showWeightDrupalThis cookie determines whether a numeric weight is shown when a table is dragged.This cookie expires 23 days from the session date.
has_jsDrupalThis cookie determines whether the user has Javascript enabled.This cookie expires 23 days from the session date.
MOD_AUTH_CASCentral Authetication SystemThis is used to autheticate users against against UCL systems.Session


Drupal/GeckoThis cookie stores the source URL of the link which the user followed to land on the page containing a Geck form, allowing UCL to track the success of a particular campaign.Session
utm_mediumDrupal/GeckoThis cookie stores the medium URL of the link which the user followed to land on the page containing a Geck form, allowing UCL to track the success of a particular campaign.Session
utm_campaign Drupal/GeckoThis cookie stores the campaign URL of the link which the user followed to land on the page containing a Geck form, allowing UCL to track the success of a particular campaign.Session
utm_contentDrupal/GeckoThis cookie stores the content URL of the link which the user followed to land on the page containing a Geck form, allowing UCL to track the success of a particular campaign.Session



Please note cookies listed without an opt out method are because an opt out mechanism doesn't currently exist, links will be added when they are available.

Additional opt out methods

For more information about analytics and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or Your Online Choices website.

Google Analytics

Most UCL web pages contain a Google Analytics tracking code to record anonymous information about the date and time of your visit, the type of browser you're using, your approximate geographic location and the URL of any page that led you to UCL's web site. That information is aggregated and used by UCL to identify usage trends on our site and to make decisions about which content or presentation styles are most effective.

You can find information about opting out of your browsing behaviour being shared with Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out page.

Re-targeted via programmatic marketing (relevant adverts)
The UCL website uses re-targeting via programmatic marketing: this means that relevant adverts may be displayed to previous visitors of the UCL website when they visit other web pages. In order to do this, a cookie is saved to the visitors’ computers that will note that they have been to certain pages of the UCL website, which will then be used to serve adverts after the visit.
The following components of the UCL website have Remarketing enabled:

Some UCL sites contain a simple button/icon linked to their corresponding Facebook page, which does not set a cookie. However, other sites use Facebook features (such as the ‘Like’ button) which do store information which is retrieved and used by Facebook, such as your IP address, approximate location, your browser type, the URL you're visiting, whether you're logged into Facebook, and your Facebook user ID.

Facebook uses this information for a number of its own features and services, as well as measuring the effectiveness of advertising. For more information, see Facebook's Data Policy.


The SoundCloud media player is used to stream audio to a web page. The player sets cookies that store non-identifiable data in Google Analytics. SoundCloud also use Flash cookies to synchronise information between multiple players – for instance, when one player starts on a page, another will stop. HTML5 local storage can also be used to set the default volumes for players, as preferred by users. For more information, see SoundCloud's Privacy Policy.


YouTube uses cookies to build video statistics, prevent fraud, and 'improve the site experience'. YouTube is now owned by Google. For more information, see Google’s Privacy Policy.

Google Maps

Some of our pages have Google Maps embedded in them. Google may use cookies here to store user preferences or the last location you selected. Cookies are set to expire between 6 months and two years. For more information, see Google’s Privacy Policy.


SiteAnalyze is a web statistics service similar to Google Analytics. The SiteAnalyze cookie contains a random ID number used to recognise your browser when you view a page. The cookie stores no personally identifiable information and is used only for web analytics. The cookie is set to expire 1,000 days from the last date you visited the site.


Many web pages will have an 'AddThis' widget, which allows visitors to bookmark or share the web address via a social media site (e.g. Twitter, Delicious, etc.). AddThis do collect some non-identifiable information about users (such as which site visitors are coming from, the browser they use, and their general geographic location). AddThis will also use cookies to get information about visitors to tailor advertising content. For more information, see the AddThis Privacy Policy.