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Using cookies does not allow us to identify users personally.

Natsal website uses cookies to deliver the best possible browsing experience for our visitors. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server and provide us with non-personal statistical information about what you do on the web site. You generally have the opportunity to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. If you refuse a cookie it may prevent the proper operation of the site. You can find out more about managing cookies at this web site.

Details of the cookies we use

The table below explains the cookies we use, why we use them and how long they last.

Cookie Name Provider Category Duration Purpose
adOtr natsal.ac.uk HTTP Session Used in order to detect spam and improve the website's security. Does not store visitor specific data.
_ga natsal.ac.uk HTTP 2 Years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat natsal.ac.uk HTTP 1 Day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid natsal.ac.uk HTTP 1 Day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on h ow the visitor uses the website.
UTGv2 natsal.ac.uk HTTP 1 Year Used in order to detect spam an d improve the website's security. Does not store visitor specific data.
PRLST natsal.ac.uk HTTP Session Used in order to detect spam an d improve the website's security. Does not store visitor specific data.
spcsrf natsal.ac.uk HTTP 1 Day Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.
SPSE natsal.ac.uk HTTP Session  
SPSI narsal.ac.uk HTTP Session Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.
PREF .youtube.com Functionality 8 Months These cookies help track the number of views for a particular video. The pref cookie will track user preferences and serve up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video.
YSC .youtube.com Functionality Session These cookies help track the number of views for a particular video.
VISITOR_INFO1_ LIVE .youtube.com Functionality 8 Months These cookies help track the number of views for a particular video.

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