Privacy and Cookies

The Edinburgh Law School is committed to protecting your privacy and keeping you informed of how your information is used. This page details how and where our activities differ from the University Privacy Policy and how you can contact us in this regard.

Use of cookies by the Edinburgh Law School

A cookie is a text file written by your web browser to your computer's hard disk or SSD. They are used by websites for purposes such as authentication, content personalisation, usage tracking and advertising.

The ELS website makes limited use of cookies. These are detailed below.

Required cookies

Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that the School website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these cookies to be able to make use of some of our online systems and functionality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Cookie Cookie name(s) Data stored When does it expire? Description
EASE login cosign-eucsCosign-www.law.ed.ac.uk A unique identifier that represents the browser and/or user account. Deleted when you sign out of EASE or close the browser. Only affects staff, students and other designated users. This session cookie is set when you log in to one of our EASE-protected websites (e.g. staff and student intranets). Removed when you close the browser. Visit the EASE site for more information about EASE and how EASE uses cookies.
Squiz Matrix session SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION A unique identifier that represents the browser When you close the browser            

This cookie stores what’s called a ‘session ID’ that enables the content management system (CMS) to store data about your current session. If you’re not logged into the CMS, it stores nothing (except the fact you are not logged in).

           

For colleagues, students and other designated users who are logged into the site via the CMS (e.g. in order to edit a page), the cookie tells the CMS where to find the session file which stores your user ID, and allows you to remain logged in during the current browser session.

           

Performance-related cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited to help improve our performance in provision of information and services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Cookie Cookie name(s) Data stored When does it expire? Description
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz et al Our use of Google Analytics is as described in the third party cookies section of the University Privacy Policy.
Google Maps SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF Our use of Google Maps is as described in the third party cookies section of the University Privacy Policy.

Notes relating to Google Analytics

       
  • From 25 May 2018 we anonymise IP addresses so that they are not stored as part of GA data.
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  • We do not implement the User-ID feature.

Functionality cookies

These are cookies that are not essential, but enhance your use of our website. They remember choices you make to enhance your experience of our site.

                                                                                                                                                                       
Cookie Cookie name(s) Data stored When does it expire? Description
Squiz Matrix session cookies lastSelectedLinkId and lastSelectedAssetId Unique IDs identifying assets within the CMS When you close the browser. Only affects staff, students and other designated users who are logged into the site via the content management system (CMS).

Third party cookies

Some University pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies in your browser in accordance with their own privacy policies, although many can be blocked by you without impact on your experience. The University of Edinburgh has no control over these cookies.

The School makes minimal use of such cookies, limited generally to video and map embeds, as well as Google Analytics. For specifics relating to those cookies, please see the University's third party cookies listing.

Disabling cookies and opting out

You can disable cookies so that your browser does not write them to your computer or other device.

This page describes how to disable cookies on multiple browsers and platforms.

The Google Analytics opt-out add-on allows you to block Google Analytics in popular desktop browsers.

Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics on this website.


If you have any queries about cookies or privacy on the ELS website, please email ELS Support.

This page was last updated on 06 Jun 2018 3:59pm.