Durham University

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 Part Purpose Optional/Neccesary Cookie Name
Content Comparison Improved user experience/Analytics Optional VisitorGuid
Donation Form Process Donations Strictly Neccesary .ASPXAUTH,
SalesOrderID
Language Selector Improved user experience Strictly Neccesary CultureLanguage
Payment Process Donations Strictly Neccesary ShoppingCartCookieID
Payment 2.0 Process Donations Strictly Neccesary SalesOrderID
Suggested Content Improved user experience  Optional VisitorGuid
User Login Login,
Register submit
Strictly Neccesary .ASPXAUTH
User Networking Manager Improved user experience (means of caching information between User Networking pages) Strictly Neccesary BBNCMessageCollapsedView,
BNES_BBNCMessageCollapsedView


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.

Further Information

Please check the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn about your cookie preferences, and how to remove cookies from your system. The website www.allaboutcookies.org will provide you with further information about cookies